Ken Hammer

Adjunct Professor of Law

(919) 434-4970

Areas of Expertise

  • Computer Law
  • Contracts
  • Copyright Law
  • Corporate Law


Ken Hammer joins UNC as an adjunct teaching Copyright in Spring 2021. He has taught this class for ten years at Campbell Law School where he received the Adjunct Prof of the Year award in 2014 and 2016. Ken is currently Chief Legal Officer for Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions, the world’s leading provider of retail technology solutions. Before that, Ken worked for IBM as Associate General Counsel of its Personal Computer Division and helped negotiate the sale of that division to the Chinese company, Lenovo. He then joined Lenovo as its Deputy General Counsel and its first lawyer outside of China. Ken is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center where he was a Teaching Fellow and recipient of the Barrister’s Council Award for Teaching Excellence. Ken is also former Chair of the NC Bar Association Mentoring Committee and former Chair of the NCBA Strategic Planning Committee. Ken is a longstanding member of the American Law Institute where he contributed to the Principles of Software Licensing.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D.
  • Hofstra University, B.S. Business Economics
  • Former member of the Hofstra Board of Trustees Current member of the Georgetown Law Board