Biography

Eric Goldman is a Professor of Law at Santa Clara University School of Law. He also co-directs the school’s High Tech Law Institute and supervises the school’s Privacy Law Certificate. Before joining the SCU faculty in 2006, he was an Assistant Professor at Marquette University Law School, General Counsel of Epinions.com, and an Internet transactional attorney at Cooley Godward LLP.

Eric teaches and publishes in the areas of Internet Law, Intellectual Property and Advertising & Marketing Law. He blogs on these topics at the Technology & Marketing Law Blog, which has been inducted into the ABA Journal’s “Blawg Hall of Fame.” The California State Bar’s IP Section has named him an “IP Vanguard,” and Managing IP magazine twice named him to a shortlist of “IP Thought Leaders” in North America.

Eric received his BA, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, in Economics/Business from UCLA in 1988. He received his JD from UCLA in 1994, where he was a member of the UCLA Law Review, and concurrently received his MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA.

Backchannel.com has said:

As an advocate for internet speech, Goldman is about as knowledgeable as they come. His blog is an exhaustive repository of Section 230 information, with commentary and links to cases dating back to 2005. He’s been teaching internet law since before Section 230 was passed and wrote a paper in law school about user-generated content before that term existed. To understand why he considers internet speech so vital, he says just look at what the world was like in the pre-internet era, when interested participants in society had no immediate outlets through which to speak up and share their voices. He talks about his first exposure to online bulletin boards in the early 1990s as if it were a spiritual awakening.

See Eric’s complete curriculum vitae and his SSRN page.