M. Ryan Calo

  • Stanford Center for Internet and Society

Assistant Professor of Law

School of Law

University of Washington

William H. Gates Hall
Box 353020
Seattle, WA 98195-3020

(206) 543-1580


Blog: Stanford Center for Internet & Society blog

Website: University of Washington faculty profile

Issues: Artificial Intelligence, Internet, Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing and Privacy and Security

About M. Ryan Calo

Professor Calo specializes in the areas of cyberlaw and robotics, and joined the University of Washington School of Law in 2012. He previously served as a director at the Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society, leading its Consumer Privacy Project; he remains an Affiliate Scholar there. He also worked as an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Covington & Burling LLP, where he advised companies on issues of data security, privacy, and telecommunications.

Calo researches and presents on the intersection of law and technology. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, Business Week, the Associated Press, the Wall Street Journal, and other news outlets. Calo serves on several advisory and program committees, including Computers Freedom Privacy 2010, the Future of Privacy Forum, and National Robotics Week. He also co-chairs the American Bar Association Committee on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.

Calo received his JD cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was a contributing editor to the Michigan Law Review and symposium editor of the Journal of Law Reform, and his BA in Philosophy from Dartmouth College. In 2005‐2006, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable R. Guy Cole Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Prior to law school, Calo was an investigator of allegations of police misconduct in New York City. 


Professor Calo provided TAP with insights into his current work. Read the interview:
The Robot Era – A Discussion with Professor Ryan Calo


B.A., Philosophy, Dartmouth College
J.D., University of Michigan