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Michael Goodyear


Michael Goodyear is an Acting Assistant Professor of Lawyering at NYU Law. Michael’s research analyzes the potential of copyright and trademark law to spark and stymie technological and cultural change. He also studies the impact of copyright and trademark law on underrepresented populations, especially the LGBTQ+ community. His current projects focus on Web3 technologies, algorithms, and generative AI. His work has been published or is forthcoming in over a dozen journals, including the University of Illinois Law Review, Stanford Law Review Online, Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law, and Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal. Michael started his legal career as an associate at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in the Complex Commercial Litigation and Intellectual Property & Media groups, where he litigated intellectual property cases and counseled clients in the tech industry such as Meta, Alibaba, Samsung, eBay, and Pinterest.