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Course Staff

William Fisher (Professor)

Professor Fisher received his undergraduate degree (in American Studies) from Amherst College and his graduate degrees (J.D. and Ph.D. in the History of American Civilization) from Harvard University. Between 1982 and 1984, he served as a law clerk to Judge Harry T. Edwards of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and then to Justice Thurgood Marshall of the United States Supreme Court. Since 1984, he has taught at Harvard Law School, where he is currently the Wilmer Hale Professor of Intellectual Property Law and the Director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society. His academic honors include a Danforth Postbaccalaureate Fellowship (1978-1982) and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in Stanford, California (1992-1993).

Nathaniel Levy (Course Fellow / Coordinator)

Nathaniel Levy is a Project Coordinator at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, where he explores new modes and means of teaching and learning, government innovation, and with the gang at the Youth and Media project, the wondrous ways that young people think and feel about technology. Nathaniel enjoys reading science fiction.

Kendra Albert (Head Teaching Fellow)

Kendra Albert is a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, where she works on numerous education and open access-related projects, including CopyrightX and H2O. In her free time she likes to create derivative works, contemplate fair use, and hug librarians.

Ed Popko (Technical Support Specialist)

Ed Popko is part of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society's Geek Team, where he specializes in desktop support and end-user technology. Prior to coming to The Berkman Center, Ed worked for Tufts University Information Technology where he coordinated IT efforts with a focus towards the Tufts medical community.

Ruchi Desai (Teaching Fellow)

I am a 3rd year law student with a passion for music and the arts. I will be returning to LA after graduation to work at a law firm specializing in entertainment and intellectual property law.

Ana Enriquez (Teaching Fellow)

Ana Enriquez is a third year law student. Her particular area of interest is copyright’s impact on libraries and other academic and cultural institutions.

Lauren Henry (Teaching Fellow)

Lauren is a 3L at Harvard Law School who grew up in Chicago, New York, and Manila, Philippines. She is interested in privacy and speech issues, particularly in the context of social media.

Phill Hill (Teaching Fellow)

Phil Hill is a 3L at Harvard Law School, a Student Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Director for the Harvard Recording Artists Project, and Entertainment Chair for the Committee on Sports & Entertainment Law. He has worked at Marvel Entertainment, the NFL, and has assisted in copyright litigation at all levels of the federal courts.

Ashton Lattimore (Teaching Fellow)

Ashton is currently a third-year law student at Harvard. She is originally from New Jersey and worked as a journalist prior to law school.

Wesley Lewis (Teaching Fellow)

Wesley Lewis is a 3L at Harvard Law School interested in music, digital media, and intellectual property. Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Wesley earned his undergraduate degree in philosophy from the University of Texas at Austin in 2009. He spends his spare time playing music, hiking, and traveling.

Esther Lim (Teaching Fellow)

Esther is a 3L at Harvard Law School. Before attending law school she studied Environmental Policy and worked for Google. In her free time, she likes to knit or bike around town.

Nathan Lovejoy (Teaching Fellow)

Nathan Lovejoy is a third-year J.D. student at Harvard Law School. He focuses on the areas where law and digital media intersect.

Alyssa Martin (Teaching Fellow)

Alyssa Martin is a second-year J.D. candidate at Harvard Law School from Lincoln, Nebraska. Her primary academic interests include the intersection of religion and the law and the boundaries of fair use doctrine.

Matthew McDonell (Teaching Fellow)

Matt is originally from St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA, and is a graduate of Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA, where he studied electrical engineering and served as the school mascot, Sammy the Owl. Matt spent two years working as a software consultant in the energy industry before beginning his studies at Harvard Law School in 2010.

Tom McMahon (Teaching Fellow)

Tom is in his third year of law school. He's originally from Gainesville, Florida and has continually complained about the cold ever since moving to the Frozen North. He lives in Cambridge with Charlie, the best dog in the world, and his girlfriend Lauren, who is way cooler and more interesting than he is.

Rio Pierce (Teaching Fellow)

Rio grew up in North Carolina and attended Duke University, majoring in History. Prior to law school, Rio worked in the entertainment industry at Miramax.

Jacob Rogers (Teaching Fellow)

Jacob Rogers is a 3L at Harvard Law School. He is a San Franciscan who is interested in copyright law and its applications to new technology, especially the spread of fan-created and amateur works.

Rachel Sachs (Teaching Fellow)

Rachel Sachs is a third-year J.D. candidate at Harvard Law School as well as an MPH candidate at the Harvard School of Public Health. Her research focuses on the intersection of law and technology, specifically intellectual property and biotechnology.

Charlie Stiernberg (Teaching Fellow)

Charlie Stiernberg is a third year student at Harvard Law School, planning to join a law firm specializing in IP litigation (patent & copyright) after graduation. Charlie received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, after which he worked as an engineer and product manager at National Instruments.

Allison Trzop (Teaching Fellow)

Allison is a third-year student at Harvard Law School, where she serves as the Notes & Comments Editor of the Journal of Law and Technology. Prior to law school, she worked as a book editor after receiving her M.A. from Emerson College and her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College.

Martha Vega Gonzalez (Teaching Fellow)

Martha Vega-Gonzalez is a third-year JD student at Harvard Law School, who graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University in 2009 with a major in history and a minor in French. Her academic interests include intellectual property law and international law.

Justin Ward (Teaching Fellow)

Justin is a second-year JD student at Harvard Law School. Before attending law school, he pursued graduate studies in history. His interests include intellectual property, criminal law, and constitutional law.

Heather Whitney (Teaching Fellow)

Heather is a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society (see her areas of interest here) and a 3L at Harvard Law School, where she leads Submissions for Harvard's Journal of Law and Technology. Heather received her B.A., summa cum laude, from UCLA in Philosophy and worked on Google's Global Ethics and Compliance team prior to law school; following law school she'll be clerking on the Seventh Circuit.