Professor Gautam Hans, '12, is a clinical teaching fellow in the Entrepreneurship Clinic, with a focus on intellectual property and technology. His work and scholarship examine how individuals and new entities address the complex legal and policy issues involved with IP and technology regulation. Professor Hans previously served as policy counsel and director, CDT-San Francisco at the Center for Democracy & Technology, where he worked on a range of technology law and policy issues. Professor Hans joined CDT in 2012 as the Ron Plesser Fellow, based in Washington, D.C., focusing on privacy issues.
A frequent speaker on technology issues relating to IP, privacy, speech, and security, Professor Hans has been quoted in several media outlets, including
The Washington Post,
The Wall Street Journal, and the
Los Angeles Times. His work has appeared in the
Michigan Law Review First Impressions and the
Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review, and has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court (in dissent).
Professor Hans earned his JD,
cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School in 2012, where he was editor-in-chief of the
Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review and served as a student-attorney in the Entrepreneurship Clinic and the Michigan Clinical Law Program. He also earned his MS in information from the University of Michigan School of Information in 2012. Prior to entering graduate school, he worked as an editorial assistant in the Knopf Group of Random House Inc., after receiving his BA in English and comparative literature from Columbia University in 2006.
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