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), of 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 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.

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Julie E. Cohen, Between Truth and Power: The Legal Constructions of Informational Capitalism (New York: Oxford University Press 2019).
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Julie E. Cohen, Configuring the Networked Self: Law, Code, and the Play of Everyday Practice (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press 2012).
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Julie E. Cohen, Law for the Platform Economy, 51 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 133-204 (2017).
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Julie E. Cohen, The Regulatory State in the Information Age, 17 Theoretical Inquiries L. 369-414 (2016).
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Julie E. Cohen, Property as Institutions for Resources: Lessons from and for IP, 94 Tex. L. Rev. 1-57 (2015).
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Julie E. Cohen, What Privacy Is For, 126 Harv. L. Rev. 1904-1933 (2013).
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