People

Faculty and Staff:

Andrew Sellars, Director
sellars [at] bu.edu | (617) 358-7377
Andrew Sellars is a Clinical Associate Professor of Law at BU Law and the founding director of the Technology Law Clinic, a legal service for undergraduate and graduate students at MIT and BU. In the clinic, BU Law students counsel clients on laws and regulations that affect their research, advocacy, and innovation, including intellectual property, media law, data privacy, and cybersecurity law. Sellars has overseen the legal representation of hundreds of student clients through his work in the clinic, representing computer security researchers, public interest advocates on technology and society issues, innovative startups, and student journalists. His scholarship focuses on application of intellectual property and computer access laws to technology research and journalism.
Before joining BU, Sellars was the Corydon B. Dunham First Amendment Fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. There, he worked in Harvard Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic and the Digital Media Law Project. Sellars received his JD with high honors from the George Washington University Law School.
He is also a Civic Technology Fellow at BU’s Faculty of Computing & Data Sciences, a faculty affiliate at BU’s Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering, and a member of the Boston Bar Association.
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Chris Conley, Assistant Director
conleycj [at] bu.edu

Chris Conley is the assistant director of the BU/MIT Technology Law Clinic and a visiting lecturer at Boston University School of Law. Prior to joining BU, Chris spent over a decade as a technology policy attorney with the ACLU of Northern California, where he engaged in legislative advocacy, litigation, and public education on issues including privacy, surveillance, and free expression and their intersection with emerging technology. He has also been engaged as a consultant by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU and Amnesty International USA. Before pursuing a legal career, Chris was a software developer and electrical engineer with employers ranging from Intel to New York City Center, an off-Broadway theater. He holds a JD from Harvard Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology and a student (later post-graduate) fellow at the Berkman-Klein Center for Internet & Society; a SM in Computer Science from MIT; and a BSE in Electrical Engineering from The University of Michigan.

 

Jordi Goodman, Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor jordi [at] bu.edu
Jordi Goodman is a visiting clinical assistant professor in the BU/MIT Technology Law Clinic. She supervises BU Law students offering pro bono legal guidance to BU and MIT students on topics affecting their research and innovation.

Her research focuses on gender and race equity issues in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (“STEM”), concentrating on intellectual property ownership and recognition as advancement tools for systemically underrepresented people in STEM fields. Before joining the clinic, Jordi worked as a patent prosecutor at Danielson Legal LLC, where she composed patent applications, PCTs, and office action responses for technologies related to medication, batteries, molecules, filtration devices, mechanical devices, computer systems, software, and computer hardware. She was also an adjunct legal research and writing professor at New England Law.

Jordi was a Paul J. Liacos Distinguished Scholar and graduated cum laude from Boston University School of Law with honors in Intellectual Property Law in 2015. She received her B.S. magna cum laude in Chemistry and Anthropology from Brandeis University in 2012 and her M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 2020. She is admitted to practice before the United States Patent & Trademark Office and admitted to practice in Massachusetts.

 

Marielle O’Malley, Senior Program Coordinator
mjom [at] bu.edu

Marielle O’Malley is the Senior Program Coordinator supporting the BU/ MIT Technology Law Clinic and the BU/MIT Startup Law Clinic. Prior to BU, Marielle spent several years supporting staff at Harvard College Observatory, and graduated from The University of Massachusetts, Amherst.