James Grimmelmann is the Tessler Family Professor of Digital and Information Law at Cornell Tech and in the Law School at Cornell University. He helps lawyers and technologists understand each other, applying ideas from computer science to problems in law and vice versa. He studies how laws regulating software affect freedom, wealth, and power. He writes about search engines, social networks, data havens, hackers, trolls, copyright-infringing robots, and magical 3D printers, among other things. He is the author of the casebook "Internet Law: Cases and Problems," now in its fifth edition, and of over forty scholarly articles and essays.
He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and an A.B. in Computer Science from Harvard College. After teaching at New York Law School, Georgetown, and the University of Maryland, he joined Cornell Tech in 2016.