On Saturday 15 June 2002, the title of 'Honorary Professor' was conferred on Professor Pamela Samuelson by the University of Amsterdam. Pamela Samuelson is a Professor of Information Management and of Law at the University of California at Berkeley. She has a joint appointment in the School of Information Management & Systems as well as in the School of Law, where she is a Director of the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology. She is recognised as one of the most prominent academics in the field of intellectual property law and (other) legal aspects of the Information Society. She teaches courses on intellectual property, cyberlaw and information policy. In her numerous publications, she has expressed particularly critical views on the strong expansion of copyright in the digital environment (Internet).
Professor Samuelson is a frequent guest at the Institute for Information Law, where she often participates in international workshops, conferences, or symposia and where she is a regular lecturer on the Institute’s International Copyright Law Summer Course.