Professor Cohen teaches and writes about surveillance, privacy and data protection, intellectual property, information platforms, and the ways that networked information and communication technologies are reshaping legal institutions. She is the author of Between Truth and Power: The Legal Constructions of Informational Capitalism (Oxford University Press, 2019), Configuring the Networked Self: Law, Code, and the Play of Everyday Practice (Yale University Press, 2012), and numerous articles and book chapters, and she is a co-author of Copyright in a Global Information Economy (Wolters Kluwer, 5th ed. 2020). She is a faculty co-director of the Institute for Technology Law and Policy, a faculty co-director of the Center on Privacy and Technology, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Electronic Privacy Information Center. Prior to joining the Law Center faculty in 1999, Professor Cohen was Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She previously practiced with the San Francisco firm of McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen, where she specialized in intellectual property litigation. She was law clerk to Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
University of Notre Dame Technology Ethics Center announced a roundtable discussion of Professor Julie Cohen's book Between Truth and Power: The Legal Construction of Information Capitalism, to be held January 31, 2020. Also participating as a panelist is Professor Anupam Chander.
"Zuckerberg's new privacy essay shows why Facebook needs to be broken up," coverage by the Technology Review, March 7, 2019, mentioning Mark Claster Mamolen Professor of Law and Technology Julie Cohen.
"Protecting second chances for the formerly incarcerated in the age of facial recognition," coverage by Brookings TechTank, September 19, 2018, quoting Professor Julie Cohen's Harvard Law Review article.
"ICOs jumped the shark, but Ivy League university calls for regulation ain’t the answer," coverage by Coingeek.com, August 17, 2018, referencing a 2016 paper by Professor Julie E. Cohen.