Ryan Calo

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Assistant Professor of Law

Phone: (206) 543-1580

Curriculum Vitae
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Representative Publications

Books or Treatises

Robot Law (Ryan Calo, A. Michael Froomkin & Ian Kerr eds., Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016). 402 pages.

Peer Reviewed Journals & Law Reviews

Ryan Calo, Robots as Legal Metaphors, Harv. J. L. & Tech (forthcoming 2016).

Ryan Calo, Can Americans Resist Surveillance?, 82 U. Chi. L. Rev. 23-43 (2016) (invited).

Ryan Calo, Privacy and Markets: A Love Story, 91 Notre Dame L. Rev. 649-90 (2016).

Ryan Calo, Push, Pull, and Spill: A Transdisciplinary Case Study in Municipal Open Government, 30 Berkeley Tech. L.J. (forthcoming 2016) (with Jan Whittington et al.).

Ryan Calo, Robotics and the Lessons of Cyberlaw, 103 Calif. L. Rev. 513-63 (2015).

Ryan Calo, Privacy Harm Exceptionalism, 12 Colo. Tech. L. J. 361-64 (2014) (invited).

Ryan Calo, Digital Market Manipulation, 82 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 995-1051 (2014).

Ryan Calo, Essay, Code, Nudge, or Notice?, 99 Iowa L. Rev. 773-802 (2014).

M. Ryan Calo, Against Notice Skepticism in Privacy (and Elsewhere), 87 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1027-72 (2012).

M. Ryan Calo, Essay, The Boundaries of Privacy Harm, 86 Ind. L.J. 1131-62 (2011).

M. Ryan Calo, Open Robotics, 70 Md. L. Rev. 571-613 (2011).

M. Ryan Calo, People Can Be So Fake: A New Dimension to Privacy and Technology Scholarship, 114 Penn St. L. Rev. 809-55 (2010).

M. Ryan Calo, Note, Scylla or Charybdis: Navigating the Jurisprudence of Visual Clutter, 103 Mich. L. Rev. 1877-98 (2005).

Book Chapters

Ryan Calo, Robot-Sized Gaps in Surveillance Law, in Privacy in the Modern Age: The Search for Solutions 41-45 (Marc Rotenberg et al. eds., The New Press 2015).

M. Ryan Calo, Robots and Privacy, in Robot Ethics: The Ethical and Social Implications of Robotics 187-202 (Patrick Lin et al. eds., MIT Press 2012).


Ryan Calo et al., Augmented Reality: A Technology and Policy Primer, U. of Wash. Tech Pol'y Lab (Sept. 2015). 12 pages.

Ryan Calo, The Case for a Federal Robotics Commission, Brookings Institution (Sept. 2014). 17 pages.

Works in Progress

Ryan Calo, Robots in American Law, Soc. Sci. Res. Network (Feb. 24, 2016) (U. of Wash. Sch. of Law Res. Paper No. 2016-4).

Victoria Groom & M. Ryan Calo, Reversing the Privacy Paradox: An Experimental Study, Soc. Sci. Res. Network (Sept. 25, 2011).


Ryan Calo, When a Robot Kills, Is It Murder or Product Liability?, Slate (Apr. 26, 2016, 10:10 AM).

Ryan Calo, For Whom the Bell Trolls, B.U. L. Rev. Annex (Oct. 28, 2015).

Franziska Roesner et al., Augmented Reality: Hard Problems of Law and Policy, Proc. UbiComp '14 (Sept. 2014). 6 pages.

Tamara Bonaci, Ryan Calo & Howard Jay Chizeck, App Stores for the Brain: Privacy and Security in Brain-Computer Interfaces, Proc. IEEE Ethics in Sci. Tech. & Engineering (May 2014). 7 pages.

Ryan Calo, Communications Privacy for and by Whom?, 162 U. Pa. L. Rev. Online 231 (2014) (in response to Orin S. Kerr, The Next Generation Communications Privacy Act, 162 U. Pa. L. Rev. 373 (2014)).

Ryan Calo, Tiny Salespeople: Mediated Transactions and the Internet of Things, IEEE Security & Privacy, Sept.-Oct. 2013, at 70-72.

Ryan Calo, Consumer Subject Review Boards: A Thought Experiment, 66 Stan. L. Rev. Online 97-102 (2013).

M. Ryan Calo, Peeping Hals, 175 Artificial Intelligence 940-41 (2011).

M. Ryan Calo, Privacy's Broken Windows: An Invitation to Professor Abril, 1 Wake Forest L. Rev. Online 69 (2011).

M. Ryan Calo, The Drone as Privacy Catalyst, 64 Stan. L. Rev. Online 29 (2011).

Sven A. Beiker & Ryan Calo, Legal Aspects of Autonomous Driving, Soc. Sci. Res. Network (Oct. 1, 2010).

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