Boulder, CO 80309
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Harry Surden is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Colorado Law School. He joined the faculty in 2008. His scholarship centers upon intellectual property law with a substantive focus on patents and copyright, information privacy law, legal informatics and legal automation, and the application of computer technology within the legal system.
Prior to joining CU, Professor Surden was a resident fellow at the Stanford Center for Legal Informatics (CodeX) at Stanford Law School. In that capacity, Professor Surden conducted interdisciplinary research with collaborators from the Stanford School of Engineering exploring the application of computer technology towards improving the legal system. He was also a member of the Stanford Intellectual Property Litigation Clearinghouse and the director of the Computer Science and Law Initiative.
Professor Surden was law clerk to the Honorable Martin J. Jenkins of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California in San Francisco. He received his law degree from Stanford Law School with honors and was the recipient of the Stanford Law Intellectual Property Writing Award.
Prior to law school, Professor Surden worked as a software engineer for Cisco Systems and Bloomberg L.P. He received his undergraduate degree with honors from Cornell University.
Professor Surden is an Affiliated Faculty Member at The Stanford Center for Legal Informatics (CodeX).
|Machine Learning and Law, 89 Washington Law Review 87 (2014).|
|Technological Cost as Law in Intellectual Property, 27 Harvard Journal of Law and Technology 135 (2013).|
|Computable Contracts, 46 U.C. Davis Law Review 629 (2012).|
|Efficient Uncertainty in Patent Interpretation, 68 Wash & Lee L. Rev 1737 (2011).|
|The Variable Determinacy Thesis, 12 Columbia Science and Technology Law Review 1 (2010-2011).|
|Structural Rights in Privacy, 60 SMU Law Rev. 1605 (2007).|
|Surden (with Michael Genesereth & Bret Logue), Representational Complexity in Law, Proc. 11th Int'l Conf. on Artificial Intelligence & L. 193 (2007).|
Selected Press, Media & Publicity
|"Video: Professor Surden at Stanford on Self-Driving Cars, Predictability, and Law" | Stanford Law School | Friday, October 30, 2015|
|"Create outrage and challenge authority with just a few clicks" | New Scientist | Wednesday, August 19, 2015|
|Recent Visualization Projects Involving US Law and The Supreme Court | LLRX.com | Friday, May 22, 2015|
|Predicting the Supreme Court Using Artificial Intelligence | Concurring Opinions blog | Thursday, October 23, 2014|
|Surden to Speak on 'Machine Learning Within Law' at Stanford, Oct. 9, 2014 | Legal Informatics Blog | Tuesday, September 30, 2014|
|Law by algorithm: Are computers fairer than humans? | NewScientist | Thursday, June 12, 2014|
|Professor Surden Talk on Computable Contracts | Reinvent Law NYC Conference 2014 | Wednesday, January 1, 2014|
|NSA Data Fight Could Signal Privacy War | U.S. News | Tuesday, July 30, 2013|
|Professor Surden on Privacy in U.S. News and World Report | U.S. News and World Report | Wednesday, May 1, 2013|
|Prof. Surden on Translating Law into Computer-Understandable Form and Autonomous Cars | Stanford Law School | Monday, April 8, 2013|
|Prof. Surden on Technology Eroding Privacy Protections | Salon.com | Friday, November 16, 2012|
|Why We Need New Rights to Privacy | Slate | Friday, November 2, 2012|
|Professor Surden's Interview on This Week in Law | This Week in Law | Friday, November 11, 2011|
|Professor Surden's lecture at Stanford Law School on "Computable Contracts" | Stanford Law School | Tuesday, October 18, 2011|
|Professor Surden's article "The Variable Determinacy Thesis" highlighted on Professor Lawrence Solum's Legal Theory Blog | Legal Theory Blog | Thursday, March 31, 2011|
|There's more to protecting your privacy online than turning off your Spokeo profile | NPR Marketplace | Tuesday, January 11, 2011|
|Fall 2014||Introduction to Intellectual Property Law||LAWS 6301-001|
|Fall 2014||Patent Law||LAWS 7311-001|
|Spring 2014||Problem Solving, Professional Judgment, and Decision Making||LAWS 6813-001|
|Spring 2014||Patent Law||LAWS 7311-001|
|Spring 2014||LL.M Thesis||LAWS 9856-903|
|Fall 2013||Torts I||LAWS 5425-801|
|Spring 2013||Patent Law||LAWS 7311-001|
|Fall 2012||Torts I||LAWS 5425-801|
|Fall 2012||Introduction to Intellectual Property Law||LAWS 6301-001|