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Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

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Published by: Hiram Meléndez Juarbe on Jul 28, 2011
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H
IRAM
 A.
 
M
ELÉNDEZ
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UARBE
 
787.415.5192
 
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WORK EXPERIENCE
2003 - present
 
University of Puerto Rico Law School
 
 Assistant Professor 2003-2006  Associate Professor 2006-present* 
* on leave from Fall 2007 - Spring 2011 (graduate studies)
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Courses: 
Copyright Law; Constitutional Law; Cyberlaw; Jurisprudence; Intellectual Property  Theory; Privacy and Technology; Constitutional Law Seminar: The Constitution inCyberspace; Copyright Law and Freedom of Speech in a Digital Context; AdministrativeLaw 
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Projects: 
Founder, UPR Law School New Technologies, Intellectual Property and Society Clinic(http://cyberclinicpr.org); Co-Lead, Creative Commons Puerto Rico(http://pr.creativecommons.org)
 July 2012 – December 2012
Puerto Rico Electoral Commission (CEE), Technical Advisory Board
 Member 
 
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Evaluates all technical projects and information services at the CEE from a technological andpolicy standpoint.
2005 - 2007Department of Justice of Puerto Rico
Special Advisor to the Secretary of Justice 
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Constitutional law, administrative law and public policy advisor.
Sample cases 
:
 Aponte Hernández v. Acevedo Vilá 
, 2006 TSPR 24, February 16, 2006 (P.R. S.Ct.);
Díaz Saldaña v. Acevedo Vilá 
, 2005 TSPR 108, June 30, 2006 (P.R. S.Ct.);
Commonwealth of PuertoRico v. United States 
, 06-2449, ___ F.3d ___ (1
st
Cir. 2007), 2007WL1723387.
 June 2006 – June 2007Governmental Advisory Committee, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names andNumbers
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Representative 
 
2002-2003Department of Justice, Office of the Solicitor General
 Assistant Solicitor General 
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 Appellate litigation. Sample cases:
Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Rodríguez,
322 F.3d 747 (1st Cir 2003);
Badillo-Santiago v. Naviera-Merly 
, 378 F.3d. 1 (1st Cir. 2004).
2000-2001Supreme Court of Puerto Rico
Clerk, Hon. Federico Hernández-Denton, Associate Judge (currently Chief Justice).
 
EDUCATION
2013New York University
 JSD
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Dissertation:
Copyright Law, Personal Use and the First Amendment: A Public Discourse Perspective 
(Thesis Supervisor: Prof. Diane L. Zimmerman)
2008New York University
LL.M.
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Intellectual Property, Innovation Policy, Art Law, Entertainment Law, Cyberlaw 
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Research on the intersection between free speech and copyright law 
2002Harvard Law School
LL.M.
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Constitutional law, civil rights litigation, legal theory and history 
2000University of Puerto Rico Law School
 Juris Doctor, Magna Cum Laude 
1997University of Puerto Rico, Faculty of Social Sciences, Río Piedras Campus
B.A., Summa Cum Laude 
(Political Science)
OTHER PROFESSIOAL AND ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES
 
Board of Directors Member,
Revista de Ciencias Sociales 
, University of Puerto Rico
 
Executive Committee Member of the
 American Association of Law Schools 
2010 Internet and Computer Law Section (2010-2011)
 
Board of Advisors Member, University of Puerto Rico Business Law Journal
 
SELA Member (Yale Law School), Seminar in Latin America on Constitutional and Political Theory 
http://www.law.yale.edu/intellectuallife/SELA.htm 
 
 
Member of the Puerto Rico Bar Association Committee on Intellectual Property 
 
Founder and Contributor of www.derechoalderecho.org, the most read and influential Puerto Rican Blawg.
 
Regular columnist at www.80grados.net

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