Molly Van Houweling

Molly Van Houweling

Molly Van Houweling
Board Chair
Associate Dean, J.D. Curriculum and Teaching / Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology / Harold C. Hohbach Distinguished Professor of Patent Law and Intellectual Property
Molly Van Houweling

Formerly the Executive Director of Creative Commons and a fellow at Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society, Molly Van Houweling is Associate Dean (J.D. Curriculum and Teaching) and Co-Director at Berkeley Center for Law & Technology where she also holds the title of Harold C. Hohbach Distinguished Professor of Patent Law and Intellectual Property. Van Houweling graduated in June 1998 from Harvard Law School, where she was Articles Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology. Following graduation, Ms. Van Houweling was a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School, and one of the first staff members at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). She then served as a law clerk to Judge Michael Boudin, of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and Justice David Souter of the United States Supreme Court.

Van Houweling’s recent publications include “Author Autonomy and Atomism in Copyright Law” in the Virginia Law Review (2010); “The New Servitudes,” in the Georgetown Law Journal; “Distributive Values in Copyright” in the Texas Law Review (2005); and “Cultural Environmentalism and the Constructed Commons,” in Law and Contemporary Problems (2007).

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Thank you 2020

Welcoming 2020 With Gratitude

At Creative Commons, sharing and gratitude go hand in hand. We empower the sharing of knowledge and creativity, as well as celebrate the collaborative creativity and gratitude that sharing engenders. As Chair of the Creative Commons Board of Directors, I am ending 2019 with a special sense of gratitude for the CC community. This has … Read More “Welcoming 2020 With Gratitude”


A Tribute to Jay Yoon

One of the most admired leaders of the global Creative Commons movement is turning the page on his latest chapter of service to the commons.