Andrew Keane Woods

Associate Professor of Law

Andrew Keane Woods is an associate professor of law at the University of Arizona College of Law.

Professor Woods’s teaching and research interests include cybersecurity, the regulation of technology, and international law, both public and private. His scholarship has been selected for the Yale/Stanford/Harvard Junior Faculty Forum, and his articles have appeared or are forthcoming in:  the Yale Law Journal, the Stanford Law Review, the Vanderbilt Law Review, the Harvard International Law Journal, the Virginia Journal of International Law, and the Chicago Journal of International Law. His work has been cited in The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Bloomberg, and NPR. Professor Woods is a contributing editor of the Lawfare blog, and has written for the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, the Financial Times, and Slate.

In Spring 2017, Professor Woods was a visiting professor at the University of Texas School of Law, where he taught a class on law and policy in the technology sector. Before that, he was an assistant professor at the University of Kentucky, a postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University (at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and at the Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society) and a Climenko Fellow at Harvard Law School. He holds an A.B. from Brown University, magna cum laude; a J.D. from Harvard Law School, cum laude; and a Ph.D. in Politics from the University of Cambridge, where he was a Gates Scholar.

Curriculum Vitae

SSRN Published Papers

Representative Publications

  • Litigating Data Sovereignty, 128 Yale L.J. 328 (2018).
  • Discounting Rights, 50 N.Y.U. J. Int'l L. & Pol. 509 (2018).
  • The Transparency Tax, 71 Vand. L. Rev. 1 (2017).
  • Against Data Exceptionalism, 68 Stan. L. Rev. 729 (2016).
  • Complete List of Publications


  • Ph.D. University of Cambridge
  • J.D. Harvard Law School
    Graduated cum laude
  • A.B. Brown University
    Graduated magna cum laude

Work Experience

  • Associate Professor of Law
    James E. Rogers College of Law
    2018 - present
  • Assistant Professor of Law
    University of Kentucky College of Law
    2014 - 2018
  • Visiting Professor of Law
    University of Texas School of Law
    Spring 2017
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Stanford University Department of Political Science
    2013 - 2014
  • Postdoctoral Cybersecurity Fellow
    Stanford Law School & the Center for International Security and Cooperation
    2012 - 2014
  • Climenko Fellow & Lecturer on Law
    Harvard Law School
    2010 - 2012
  • Gates Scholar
    University of Cambridge
    2008 - 2011
  • Rita E. Hauser Fellow & Lecturer on Law
    Harvard Law School
    2007 - 2009