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News Posted on August 19, 2016

Professor Chander Presents at Stanford Intellectual Property Conference

Professor Anupam Chander presented a new paper at the Intellectual Property Law Scholars Conference at Stanford Law School on August 11, 2016. The conference brought together some 200 intellectual property law scholars from around the world.

Professor Chander's paper, "The Racist Algorithm?", reviews Frank Pasquale's celebrated book, The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms That Control Money and Information. The paper examines the ways that automated algorithms might reach biased results, and how we might correct for such biases. Professor Chander's paper will appear in the Michigan Law Reve, and can be read here

Professor Chander, Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Law at UC Davis School of Law, is a leading scholar of international economic law and cyberlaw. He is the author of The Electronic Silk Road: How the Web Binds the World in Commerce, published in 2013 by Yale University Press. His scholarly papers can be accessed via his Social Science Research Network author page.