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BJ Ard ’10 and Esteve Sanz Named Thomson Reuters Fellows


BJ Ard ’10 and Esteve Sanz have been named 2013-2014 Thomson Reuters Fellows at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project. Thomson Reuters Fellows work closely with Yale faculty and staff studying cutting-edge issues at the intersection of law, technology and media.

Ard is a graduate of the University of Georgia and Yale Law School, where he was Managing Editor of The Yale Law Journal. While in law school, he also served as a Google Policy Fellow at the Center for Democracy & Technology and was awarded the Stephen J. Massey Prize for his work as student director for the law school's mortgage foreclosure litigation clinic. His current work focuses on intellectual property, contracts, electronic commerce, and consumer protection law. Before joining the Information Society Project, Ard also served as a law clerk to the Honorable R. Lanier Anderson III of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and as an intellectual property litigator at the Los Angeles office of Irell & Manella LLP.

Sanz previously worked at the Information Society Unit of the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, one of the eight research centers of the European Commission. He was a postdoctoral fellow at MIT and the Sociology Department of Yale University. He has also authored several publications on information society, media, globalization, and government. His current research is on the cultural dimension of information society policies in the US and the EU. He is a graduate of the University of Barcelona (B.A.), London School of Economics and Political Science (M.Phil.), and Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (Ph.D.).

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.