Dr. Roland Vogl is a scholar, lawyer and entrepreneur who, after more than fifteen years of academic and professional experience, has developed a strong expertise in legal informatics, intellectual property law and innovation. Currently, he is Executive Director of the Stanford Program in Law, Science and Technology (LST) and a Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School. He focuses his efforts on legal informatics work carried out in the Center for Legal Informatics (CodeX), which he co-founded and leads as Executive Director. Also, he researches international technology law through the Transatlantic Technology Law Forum (TTLF), a think-tank dedicated to transatlantic tech law and policy issues. Dr. Vogl is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Vienna, Austria where he teaches about United States intellectual property law; and a Senior Fellow (by courtesy) at the Berkeley Informatics Lab. Dr. Vogl is actively involved in the rapidly growing legal tech industry. He serves on the board of directors of McCain, Inc. – a company of the Swarco Group; on the advisory boards of IPNexus, Inc., LegalForce, Inc., LexCheck, Inc. and LegalSpace U.S., Inc. In addition, Dr. Vogl serves as a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Law Technology News, a publication of ALM (American Lawyer Media) and of the Legaltech West Coast Advisory Board.
Dr. Vogl’s was recently named to the American Bar Association Journal’s 2017 Class of „Legal Rebels,“ a highly-regarded group of legal innovators. He was previously selected as one of the 2016 Fastcase 50, an award which „recognizes 50 of the smartest, most courageous innovators, techies, visionaries, and leaders in the law.“ In 2015, his CodeX center received the Recorder’s Innovator Awards in several categories of legal innovation.
Previously, he co-founded and served as CFOO of Vator.tv, a next-generation business social media company, leveraging community-generated content to create data services and news. He also co-founded and served on board’s compensation committee of SIPX, Inc., a copyright technology company which was acquired by ProQuest in 2015. His experience also includes working as the first teaching fellow of Stanford Law School’s international LLM degree program in Law, Science and Technology, as an IP associate at Fenwick & West LLP, as a press associate at the European Parliament and as a law clerk at the European Commission’s Directorate General for Audiovisual Media, Information and Communication.
Vogl holds both a Dr.iur. (JSD) and a Mag.iur. (JD) from Leopold-Franzens University of Innsbruck, Austria as well as a JSM from Stanford Law School.
Dr.iur. (JSD), Leopold-Franzens University of Innsbruck, Austria, 2002
JSM, Stanford Law School, 2000
JD, Leopold-Franzens University of Innsbruck, Austria, 1998