Oliver Goodenough

Director, Vermont Office
Co-Chair, Research & Programming

Oliver Goodenough is a research professor of law at Vermont Law and Graduate School, a Senior Lecturer at Dartmouth’ Thayer School of Engineering, Affiliated Faculty at Stanford’s CodeX Center for Legal Informatics and a Research Fellow at the Gruter Institute. His research focus on the intersection of law, economics, finance, media, technology, neuroscience and behavioral biology make him an authority in several emerging areas of law. He is expert in the impact of digital technology on law, with a particular emphasis on using the computational approaches to create computable contracts and digital business organizations and to improve the support provided by law for innovation and entrepreneurship generally.

He has previously been a Faculty Fellow at The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, where he was co-director of the Law Lab project, an IPA Researcher and Visiting Fellow at the US Office of Financial Research, a Visiting Research Fellow at the Zoology Department of the University of Cambridge, a Lecturer in Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a Visiting Professor at the Neurological Department of the Charite Medical School of Humboldt University in Berlin. Professor Goodenough has also served as co-director of the Education and Outreach Program, overseen by the Gruter Institute, of the MacArthur Foundation Law and Neuroscience Project. For more information about Professor Goodenough and his research, click here.