BJ Ard

Assistant Professor of Law

Ard, BJ

Room 6111, Law School


J.D., Ph.D., Yale Law School
B.A., M.A., University of Georgia


BJ Ard teaches and writes on intellectual property, privacy, and the intersections of law and technology. His work is published or forthcoming in Emory Law Journal, Maryland Law Review, Missouri Law Review, and Yale Law Journal, among other distinguished law reviews.

Professor Ard received his B.A. summa cum laude and an M.A. in nonprofit organizations from the University of Georgia. He completed his J.D. and Ph.D. at Yale Law School, where he was awarded the Stephen J. Massey Prize for his work in the Community and Economic Development Clinic and served as Managing Editor of Yale Law Journal. After law school, he served as a law clerk to Judge R. Lanier Anderson III on the Eleventh Circuit.

Prior to joining the UW faculty, Professor Ard worked as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, a research fellow at the Yale Information Society Project, and in private practice at Irell & Manella LLP in Los Angeles.

Scholarship & Publications


Law Repository

Research Interests

  • Intellectual Property
  • Privacy
  • E-Commerce
  • Technology Law


  • BJ Ard joined a panel of national experts to explore the question, "What is Law and Technology?" on the  Tech Refactored podcast hosted by the Nebraska Governance and Technology Center.

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