Orly Lobel

Orly Lobel

Orly Lobel is an author and professor of law, and was recently named one of The Marker Magazine’s 50 sharpest minds. Lobel’s research focuses on regulation, employment, innovation, and the economic analysis of the law. She is a professor and founding faculty member of the Center for Intellectual Property and Markets at the University of San Diego School of Law.

Prior to joining USD, she served as a fellow at the Harvard University Center for Ethics and the Professions, the Kennedy School of Government, and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. She also clerked at the Israeli Supreme Court. Lobel is a member of the American Law Institute and the recipient of numerous grants and awards for her research. She has also served as an international jurist for the Portuguese government in their science and technology research award competition.

Her most recent book, The Equality Machine: Harnessing Digital Technology for a Brighter, More Inclusive Future (PublicAffairs 2022), was named one of The Economist’s Best Books of 2022.

Guest Appearances
January 21, 2023

Artificial Intelligence (AI) – Who do you trust?

Can we harness AI to enhance equality?

December 20, 2017

Barbie v. Bratz: What happened when toy titans took each other to court

Orly Lobel speaks about how an intellectual property dispute between the maker of Barbie and the creator of Bratz spun into a legal battle that would last more than a decade.