Michael J. Madison

Monday January 30, 2006
12:30-1:30 PM
Room 280A
Stanford Law School
Open to All
Lunch Served

Computer technologies that I collect under the heading "social software" increase the salience of informal groups. Their salience raises important questions about both the significance and the benefits of informal groups. I organize analysis of those questions around the concept of governance, and the concept of information governance in particular.

Read the paper.About the Speaker: Michael J. Madison is Associate Dean for Research and Associate Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where he specializes in copyright law, the law of intellectual property, the Internet, and electronic commerce. He was previously the Director of Pitt’s Certificate Program in Intellectual Property and Technology Law.

Professor Madison has taught intellectual property law as a visitor at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, and he taught at Harvard Law School in 1997-1998 as a Climenko Fellow. Prior to beginning his teaching career, Professor Madison practiced law with two private law firms in Northern California, Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich (now part of DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary) in Palo Alto, and Shartsis, Friese & Ginsburg in San Francisco.

Professor Madison's writing has been published in numerous law reviews, including the William & Mary Law Review, the Fordham Law Review, the Boston College Law Review, the Case Western Reserve University Law Review, the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal, the Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts, and the Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. He has spoken at numerous academic and professional conferences on intellectual property and electronic commerce topics.

He maintains a homepage at http://www.law.pitt.edu/madison/index.htm and two weblogs: Madisonian Theory, on law and technology, at http://madisonian.net, and Pittsblog, on regional development and local culture in Southwest Pennsylvania, at http://pittsblog.blogspot.com.

He received his J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1987, where he was an editor of the Stanford Law Review, and a B.A. from Yale University in 1983.

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