Sari Mazzurco

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Assistant Professor of Law

Full-time faculty

Sari Mazzurco joins SMU Dedman School of Law from Yale University where she earned her Ph.D. in Law and was a Resident Fellow at the Yale Information Society Project. Professor Mazzurco's teaching and scholarship focus on law and technology and intellectual property. She writes on the role and limits of law in addressing social, political, and cultural issues associated with digital technologies, information markets, and creative expression.

Professor Mazzurco's work has appeared or is forthcoming in Boston University Law Review, Fordham Intellectual Property, Media, and Entertainment Law Journal, Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts, European Intellectual Property Review, and the Federal Circuit Bar Journal.

Before beginning her Ph.D., Professor Mazzurco worked as an associate at Covington & Burling LLP where she counseled clients on data privacy, defamation, copyright, and trademark issues, advised on technology transactions, and represented sports and media companies in litigation. She also clerked for the Honorable Thomas L. Ambro on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Professor Mazzurco received her J.D. from Stanford Law School and her B.A. from Georgetown University with Honors with Distinction in Government. She also served as a U.S. Department of State Boren Fellow to Israel, where she studied technology diplomacy.

Area of expertise

  • Intellectual Property
  • Law and Technology


B.A., Georgetown University
J.D., Stanford Law School
Ph.D., Yale University


Internet Law


Privacy Law's Role in an Information Economy, Cardozo Law Review (forthcoming 2024)

Content Moderation Regulation as Legal Role Scripting, Indiana Law Journal (forthcoming 2024)

The Exclusive Right to Customize?, 103 Boston University Law Review 385 (2023) (with Mark Lemley)
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Democratizing Platform Privacy, 31 Fordham Intellectual Property Media and Entertainment Law Journal 792 (2021)

Navigating The Ambiguities and Uncertainties of the Holocaust Expropriated Art Recovery Act of 2016, 42 Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts 157 (2019) (with Simon Frankel)

The Mark of a Culture: The Efficacy and Propriety of Using Trademark Law to Deter Cultural Appropriation, 63 FEDERAL CIRCUIT BAR Journal 408 (2017)

E-Citizenship: Trust in Government, Political Efficacy, and Political Participation in the Internet Era, 1 Journal of Electronic Media and Politics 119 (2012)

Other publications

Canadian Privacy Commissioner Releases Official Guidance as Data Breach Law Takes Effect, Inside Privacy (2018)
Inside Privacy

More Uncertainty on Nazi-Era Art Restitution Claims, Law360 (2017) (with Simon Frankel)

Reno at 20: The Packingham Decision and the Supreme Court on Online Speech, Inside Privacy (2017)
Inside Privacy

Privacy and Listener Data in the Music Industry, Corporate Counsel (2017) (with Adrian Perry)
Corporate Counsel

Senators Seek Answers from DHS on Privacy Aspects of Trump Order, Including Privacy Shield, Inside Privacy (2017)
Inside Privacy

The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity Releases Its Report on Securing and Growing the Digital Economy, Inside Privacy (2016)
Inside Privacy

Comments of the American Bar Association Sections of Antitrust Law and International Law on the Preliminary Bills for the Protection of Personal Data For the Republic of Brazil (2016) (with Kurt Wimmer)


Dallas Morning News, Interview, Mr. Cooper hit with second lawsuit over massive mortgage loan data breach (January 2024)