Molly Van Houweling
Date: April 1, 2013
About Molly Van Houweling
Molly Shaffer Van Houweling is Professor of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, where she also serves as one of the Faculty Directors of the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology. She joined the Berkeley Law faculty in 2005 after starting her law teaching career at the University of Michigan. Professor Van Houweling’s teaching and research interests include intellectual property, law and technology, and property doctrine and theory.
Before entering academia, Professor Van Houweling was President of Creative Commons, a nonprofit organization that facilitates sharing of intellectual property. She has also served as Senior Adviser to the President and Board of Directors of ICANN, the entity that oversees the Internet Domain Name System. She has been a research fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School and at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School. Professor Van Houweling served as a law clerk for Judge Michael Boudin of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and Justice David H. Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Professor Van Houweling received her B.A. from the University of Michigan (1994) and her J.D. from Harvard Law School (1998). She currently serves on a committee of the National Academies on the Impact of Copyright Policy on Innovation in the Digital Era and on the Commission on the Future of the UC Berkeley Library.
Lewis & Clark Law School is proud to host this scholarly workshop series that brings a mix of senior scholars and rising stars to our campus for enriching, challenging conversations with our faculty and our students.
The Intellectual Property in the Trees workshop series is made possible through the generous support of Kay Kitagawa and Andy Johnson-Laird.