Andrew Sellars

Director, Technology Law Clinic

Clinical Instructor

BS, Northeastern University
JD, The George Washington University School of Law

Areas of Interest
Intellectual Property, Law & Technology, Media & First Amendment Law, Privacy

Andrew Sellars is the director of the Technology Law Clinic, a legal service for college and graduate students at MIT and BU. In the clinic, BU Law students counsel undergraduate and graduate students at MIT and BU on laws and regulations that affect their research, advocacy, and innovation. Through the clinic, Sellars has overseen the legal representation of hundreds of students on emerging technology law issues in the areas of intellectual property, media law, data privacy, and cybersecurity. His work included defending independent computer security research, furthering transparency and accountability in online platforms and algorithmic systems, helping technology startups develop information privacy programs, and augmenting student research through use of public records and information access laws.

Before joining BU, Sellars was the Corydon B. Dunham First Amendment Fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, as a Clinical Fellow in the Harvard Law School Cyberlaw Clinic and Assistant Director of the Digital Media Law Project. Sellars received his JD with high honors from the George Washington University Law School, where he was awarded the Peter D. Rosenberg Award for Patent and Intellectual Property Law and the Jan Jancin Award from the American Intellectual Property Law Association, awarded to the top intellectual property law student in the country. He is also a faculty affiliate at BU’s Rafik B. Hariri Institute for Computing and Computational Science & Engineering and a member of the Boston Bar Association.

  1. Andrew Sellars, "Twenty Years of Web Scraping and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act," in Symposium Governing the Internet: Public Access, Private Regulation, 24 Boston University Journal of Science and Technology Law 372 (2018).
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