You’ve heard of
Open Source
technology. Legal scholar and innovator Chapman University Fowler School of Law Professor Tom W. Bell asks why laws — our legal operating systems — can’t be thought of in the same way. Professor Bell’s video discussion,  ”
Forget Politicians: How to Crowdsouce Better Laws
,” is featured on
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Tom Bell
specializes in high-tech legal issues and has written a variety of papers on Intellectual Property and Internet Law. He received his Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School in 1993, where he served both as a member of the
University of Chicago Law Review
and as Articles Editor and cofounder of the University of
Chicago Legal Roundtable
. After graduating from law school, Professor Bell joined the Silicon Valley law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Professor Bell has appeared on or been quoted in the
Wall Street Journal
Los Angeles Times
, and many other news sources. He teaches Intellectual Property, Internet Law, Advanced Seminar on Copyright Law, Entertainment Law, International Entertainment Law, Tort Law, Contract Law, and Agency and Partnership.