Allan G. Shepard Professor of Law; Affiliate Scholar, Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society; Affiliated Fellow, Yale Law School Information Society Project
College of Law
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 83720-0051
Boise, ID 83720-0051
- B.A., Boston University
- M.A., University of California, Irvine
- Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
- J.D., Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
Professor Bridy specializes in intellectual property and information law, with specific attention to the impact of new technologies on existing legal frameworks for the protection of intellectual property and the enforcement of intellectual property rights. In addition her appointment at the College of Law, she is an Affiliate Scholar at the Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society and an Affiliated Fellow at the Yale Law School Information Society Project. She has testified before Congress on the safe harbor provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and is widely published on the shifting landscape of intermediary copyright liability and online anti-piracy enforcement. She has also published on the implications of artificial intelligence for copyright authorship, the intersection of copyright law and literary theory, and the law and policy of social media content regulation. She has been interviewed on IP and tech law topics for national media outlets including the LA Times, Marketplace Tech Report, Bloomberg, Ars Technica, and the ABA Journal.
Professor Bridy is a recipient of the University of Idaho Mid-Career Faculty Award and a five-time winner of the University of Idaho Alumni Award for Faculty Excellence. She has been active in the leadership of both the Intellectual Property Law Section and the Internet and Computer Law Section of the Association of American Law Schools. She holds a BA, summa cum laude and with distinction, from Boston University; an MA and a PhD from the University of California, Irvine; and a JD, magna cum laude, from the Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, where she was a member of the Temple Law Review. At the University of California, Professor Bridy was a Humanities Predoctoral Fellow and an Andrew W. Mellon Research Fellow in the Humanities. She is a member of the Epsilon of Massachusetts Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.
Before entering academia, Professor Bridy was a litigation associate at Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads, LLP in Philadelphia. She clerked for the Honorable William H. Yohn, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Honorable Dolores K. Sloviter of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.