Faculty Information

  • Biography

    B.A., LL.B., Cornell University

    Prof. Halpern joined Albany Law School in the fall of 2005 as the Hon. Harold R. Tyler Jr. Chair in Law & Technology. In 2007, he was appointed Visiting Fellow at the Department of Law of the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

    Halpern received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University and graduated first in his class at Cornell Law School. He had been a professor at The Ohio State University since 1984 and the C. William O'Neill Professor of Law and Judicial Administration since 2001. He has authored several books and publications and directed a series of interdisciplinary conferences exploring the impact of technology on law. Before joining academia, Prof. Halpern practiced law in New York and Minnesota.



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Selected Achievements

  • Professor Sheldon Halpern, The Honorable Harold R. Tyler Jr. Chair in Law and Technology, will be inducted as a “Life Member” of the American Law Institute at the organization’s Annual Meeting in Washington in May. He was first elected to membership in 1988.
  • Professor Sheldon Halpern, the Harold R. Tyler, Jr., Chair in Law & Technology, gave a lecture on "Fair Use in Copyright Law and it's Role in Harmonization" at Queen Mary University of London Law School on March 15, 2013.  

  • Professor Sheldon Halpern, The Honorable Harold R. Tyler Jr. Chair in Law and Technology, gave a talk on copyright harmonization at Drexel Law School on Feb. 25, 2013.

  • Professor Sheldon Halpern, Hon. Harold R. Tyler Jr. Chair in Law and Technology, delivered the 2012 Stephen Stewart Lecture "It's Hard to Play Well with Others: U.S. Constitutional Constraints on Harmonization of Copyright Law" for the IP Institute in London on Nov. 20.​
  • Professor Sheldon Halpern,​ Hon. Harold R. Tyler Jr. Chair in Law & Technology, is leading a working group on intellectual property issues as part of a project supported by a two-year federal grant to explore the impact of digital technology on the collection, preservation and dissemination of oral history. The "Oral History in the Digital Age" project is based at Michigan State University in conjunction with the American Folklore Society at the Library of Congress. Professor Halpern also wrote an essay, "A Shifting Paradigm: Intellectual Property Issues for Oral History in the Digital Age," published as part of the final project documents.

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