Woodrow  Hartzog

Woodrow Hartzog

Starnes Professor of Law

Cumberland School of Law

Cumberland School of Law

Email: whartzog@samford.edu
Phone: 205-726-4327

Joined faculty in 2011

Teaching & Research Interests: Privacy Law, Media Law, Internet Law, Intellectual Property (Copyright, Patent and Trademark), Torts, Contracts  

Professor Woodrow Hartzog is an internationally-recognized expert in the area of privacy, media, and robotics law. He has been quoted or referenced in numerous articles and broadcasts, including NPR, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and USA Today.

Prof. Hartzog’s work has been published in numerous scholarly publications such as the Columbia Law Review, California Law Review, and Michigan Law Review and popular national publications such as Wired, Bloomberg, New Scientist, The Atlantic, and The Nation. He is also a contributor to Forbes and a frequent guest contributor to LinkedIn, Concurring Opinions, and other popular blogs.

Before joining the faculty at Cumberland School of Law, Prof. Hartzog worked as a trademark attorney at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia, and as an associate attorney at Burr & Forman LLP in Birmingham, Alabama. He also served as a clerk for the Electronic Privacy Information Center in Washington, D.C., and was a Roy H. Park Fellow, at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Prof. Hartzog is an Affiliate Scholar at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School. He also serves on the advisory board of the Future of Privacy Forum.

Degrees and Certifications

  • Ph.D., Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • LL.M., Intellectual Property, The George Washington University Law School
  • J.D., Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law
  • B.A., Journalism and Mass Communication, Samford University