Professor Eric Goldman

eric_goldmanEric Goldman is a Professor of Law at Santa Clara University School of Law. Before he became a full-time academic in 2002, he practiced Internet law for 8 years in the Silicon Valley. His research and teaching focuses on Internet, IP and advertising law topics, and he blogs on these topics at the Technology & Marketing Law Blog [] and the Tertium Quid blog at Forbes []. Managing IP magazine has twice named him to a shortlist of North American “IP Thought Leaders,” and he has been named an “IP Vanguard” (in the academic/public policy category) by the California State Bar’s IP Section.

Professor Lilian Edwards

lilian_edwardsProfessor Edwards is a leading academic in the field of Internet law. She has taught information technology law, e-commerce law, and Internet law at undergraduate and postgraduate level since 1996 and been involved with law and artificial intelligence  since 1985. Her current research interests, while broad, revolve around the topics of online privacy, intermediary liability, cybercrime, Internet pornography, digital assets and digital copyright enforcement.

She is Associate Director, and was co-founder, of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Centre for IP and Technology Law (now SCRIPT). Edwards has consulted inter alia for Google, Symantec, McAfee, the EU Commission, the OECD, and WIPO. Edwards co-chairs GikII, a annual series of international workshops on the intersections between law, technology and popular culture.

Since 2012, Edwards has been Deputy Director of CREATe, the Centre for Creativity, Regulation, Enterprise and Technology, a £5m Research Councils UK research centre about copyright and business models. She is also a frequent speaker in the media and has been invited to lecture in many universities in Europe, Asia, America, Australasia and most recently, South Africa.

Professor Daniel Martin Katz

katz_danDaniel is known as a rebel in the legal world and the American Bar Association Journal made it official when Dan was named to the 2013 Class of “Legal Rebels,” a prestigious group of change leaders in the legal profession.  Dan believes that many of today’s law students and practicing lawyers can benefit from hard, tech-savvy skills. He applies an innovative polytechnic approach to teaching law, meshing litigation and transactional knowledge with emerging software and other efficiency enhancing technologies to create lawyers for today’s challenging legal job market. Both his scholarship and teaching integrate math, science, engineering and technology in order to further his goal of building an institution that’s not your parents’ law school.

His forward-thinking ideas helped to earn him acknowledgement in the 2013 Fastcase 50, an award which “recognizes 50 of the smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the law.” In 2014, he was named to the external affiliated faculty at CodeX – The Center for Legal Informatics @ Stanford University. In addition to teaching and researching, Dan is an Editor of the International Journal of Law and Information Technology  (Oxford University Press) and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Artificial Intelligence & Law (Springer Scientific).  He serves on the Editorial Advisory Board for Law Technology News and is a member of the ABA Task Force on Big Data and the Law.

Dan is an Associate Professor of Law (with Tenure) at at Illinois Institute of Technology’s Chicago-Kent College of Law.   He is also the CSO of LexPredict Consulting.