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William W. Fisher, III, American law educator. Danforth Postbaccalaureate Fellowship, 1978-1982, postdoctoral fellowship, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California, 1992-1993.


III, William W. Fisher, was born on October 12, 1953 in Portland, Maine, United States.


Bachelor in American Studies, summa cum laude, Amherst College, 1976. Juris Doctor magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1982. Doctor of Philosophy in History American Civilization, Harvard University, 1991.


Teaching fellow history and literature department Harvard College, 1978—1982. Law clerk to Judge Harry T. Edwards United States Court Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1982—1983. Law clerk to Justice Thurgood Marshall United States Supreme Court, 1983—1984.

Assistant professor Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1984—1990, professor, since 1990, Hale and Dorr professor intellectual property law, since 2003, director legal history program, 1988—2002, director Berkman Center for Internet & Society, since 2002.