Harry Surden


Professor of Law, University of Colorado Law School

Harry Surden is a Professor of Law at the University of Colorado Law School.  His scholarship focuses upon legal informatics, artificial intelligence and law (including machine learning and law), legal automation, and issues concerning self-driving/autonomous vehicles. He also studies intellectual property law with a substantive focus on patents and copyright, and information privacy law.

Prior to joining Colorado Law, 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 is an Affiliated Faculty Member at CodeX.

Before entering law, Professor Surden worked as a professional software engineer for Cisco Systems and Bloomberg L.P. He received his undergraduate degree with honors from Cornell University.

Professor Surden received his law degree from Stanford Law School with honors.


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