Dr. Hiram Meléndez-Juarbe has a unique professional makeup comprised of vast private and public consulting experience in such diverse areas as trademark, copyright, privacy, internet law and policy, commercial litigation, constitutional law, administrative law and civil rights, among others.

A graduate of the University of Puerto Rico (JD 2000), Harvard Law School (LL.M. 2002) and New York University Law School (LL.M 2008; JSD 2013), Dr. Meléndez-Juarbe is Professor of Law at the University of Puerto Rico Law School where he teaches Intellectual Property, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law as well as Cyberlaw and several seminars on the Constitution in Cyberspace and Privacy and Technology. At the University of Puerto Rico, he has been Associate Dean of the Law School and Special Aid to the Chancellor of the Río Piedras Campus.

Dr. Meléndez-Juarbe is a member of the Puerto Rico Civil Rights Commission. He is also founder of the University of Puerto Rico Law School’s New Technologies, Intellectual Property and Society Clinic, and co-founder and co-legal lead of Creative Commons Puerto Rico.

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