Center for Internet & Society (CIS)

Founded in 2000 by Lawrence Lessig, the Center for Internet and Society (CIS) is a public interest technology law and policy program at Stanford Law School and a part of Law, Science and Technology Program at Stanford Law School. CIS brings together scholars, academics, legislators, students, programmers, security researchers, and scientists to study the interaction of new technologies and the law and to examine how the synergy between the two can either promote or harm public goods like free speech, innovation, privacy, public commons, diversity, and scientific inquiry. CIS strives to improve both technology and law, encouraging decision makers to design both as a means to further democratic values. CIS provides law students and the general public with educational resources and analyses of policy issues arising at the intersection of law, technology and the public interest. Through the Fair Use Project and the Cyberlaw Clinic, CIS also provides legal representation to clients in matters that raise important issues of free expression, civil rights and technology. CIS also sponsors a range of public events including a speakers series, conferences and workshops.

CIS Faculty & Staff

Barbara van Schewick – CIS Faculty Director; Associate Professor of Law and (by courtesy) Electrical Engineering

Jennifer Granick – Director, Civil Liberties

Anthony T. Falzone – Executive Director, Fair Use Project; Lecturer in Law.

Julie A. Ahrens – Associate Director, Fair Use Project

Daniel Nazer – Residential Fellow, Fair Use Project

Ryan Calo – Director, Privacy and Robotics

Bryant Walker Smith – Residential Fellow, Center for Internet & Society and Center for Automotive Research at Stanford (CARS)

Aleecia McDonald – Residential Fellow, Consumer Privacy Project

Elaine Adolfo – CIS Associate Director

We are also fortunate to have the full-time assistance of CIS Legal Assistant Amanda Smith and the support of our CIS Non-Resident Fellows and Affiliates, who provide critical contributions to CIS and its mission.