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Dan Burk, the Chancellor’s Professor of Law at University of California-Irvine’s School of Law, has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award in cybersecurity to the Oxford Internet Institute in the U.K., according to the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
Burk teaches on legal and social issues related to high-tech and will examine the U.K.’s administrative procedures for consumer access to encrypted information. He begins working on the project in the fall.
This is Burk’s second Fulbright award. His previous grant in 2011 was to the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition in Munich to research German and European Union comparative biotechnology patent processes.
Repeat applicants must demonstrate a “compelling justification for a repeat Fulbright grant” in terms of research outcomes, international associations and cumulative results, according to the university.
Burk is a founding faculty member of UCI Law and is ranked among the top-cited authors in the U.S. on intellectual property, according to the university. He holds graduate degrees in molecular biology and law.
The Fulbright Program is an international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State.