Gabriel J. Michael Named Thomson Reuters Fellow

Gabriel J. Michael has been named the 2014-2015 Thomson Reuters Fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project. Michael will be studying the ethics and politics behind Intellectual Property Law.

The Thomson Reuters Fellow works closely with Yale faculty and staff studying cutting-edge issues at the intersection of law, technology, and media.

Michael is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park and the Yale Divinity School. He recently obtained his Ph.D. from George Washington University, where he focused on the politics of international intellectual property law. Michael has also spent time studying the Internet and technology policy. He has written extensively on the connection between religious ethics and intellectual property. Michael’s work has been published in the Journal of Information Technology and Politics and the Journal of Law and Religion. Previously, he served as an eBay Policy Scholar in the company’s Washington, D.C. office.

“As Thomson Reuters Fellow, my work will bring a political science perspective to the study of global information regulation, and focus on revealing the politics behind policymaking in this area,” said Michael.

Michael also will be organizing the Beyond IP 2 Conference, which will take place in March 2015.

The Thomson Reuters fellowships were established in 2011 as part of the Thomson Reuters Initiative on Law and Technology at the Yale Information Society Project (ISP). The initiative seeks to foster research and intellectual community in the burgeoning area of information law.

The Information Society Project at Yale Law School is an intellectual center addressing the implications of the Internet and new information technologies for law and society, guided by the values of democracy, development, and equality.