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Jennifer Urban

Clinical Professor of Law

University of California, Berkeley



Artificial Intelligence Consumer Technology Cybersecurity Free Speech Information Technology Intellectual Property Law Open Source Policy Privacy Research

Jennifer M. Urban is a Clinical Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology. Broadly, her research considers how liberty values, such as free expression, freedom to innovate, and privacy, are mediated by technology, the laws governing technology, and private ordering systems. Before coming to Berkeley, Professor Urban taught at the University of Southern California’s Gould School of Law, where she founded and directed the USC Intellectual Property & Technology Law Clinic. She holds a B.A. from Cornell University in biological science (concentration in neurobiology and behavior) and a Juris Doctor (with intellectual property certificate) from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Prior to joining academe, she was an attorney with the Venture Law Group in California’s Silicon Valley, where she represented emerging growth companies and focused her practice on software licensing and other aspects of intellectual property transactions.

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Keywords: law, technology law, privacy, intellectual property, cybersecurity, patent, copyright, open source, surveillance, takedown, IP