Professor of Law
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Biographical Information

Derek Bambauer is a Professor of Law at the University of Arizona, where he teaches Internet law and intellectual property. His research treats Internet censorship, cybersecurity, and intellectual property. He has also written technical articles on data recovery and fault tolerance, and on deployment of software upgrades. A former principal systems engineer at Lotus Development Corp. (part of IBM), Professor Bambauer spent two years as a Research Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School. At the Berkman Center, he was a member of the OpenNet Initiative, an academic consortium that tests and studies Internet censorship in countries such as China, Iran, and Vietnam. He is one of the authors of Info/Law, a popular blog that addresses Internet law, intellectual property, and information law. He holds an A.B. from Harvard College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Representative Publications

  • Cybersecurity:¬† An Interdisciplinary Problem (forthcoming 2018) (co-author, with Justin Hurwitz & David Thaw).
  • Information Libertarianism, 105 Cal. L. Rev. 335 (2017).
  • Personal Jurisdiction and the "Interwebs", 100 Cornell L. Rev. 1129 (2015) (co-author, with Alan M. Trammell).
  • Against Jawboning, 100 Minn. L. Rev. 51 (2015).
  • Schr√∂dinger's Cybersecurity, 48 UC Davis L. Rev. 791 (2015).
  • Ghost in the Network, 162 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1011 (2014).
  • Exposed, 98 Minn. L. Rev. 2025 (2014).
  • Orwell's Armchair, 79 U. Chi. L. Rev. 863 (2012).
  • Complete List of Publications


Harvard Law School
Harvard College

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Work Experience

Professor of Law
James E. Rogers College of Law
2013 - present
Associate Professor of Law
James E. Rogers College of Law
2012 - 2013
Associate Professor of Law
Brooklyn Law School
2010 - 2012
Assistant Professor of Law
Brooklyn Law School
2008 - 2010
Assistant Professor of Law
Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan
2006 - 2008
Research Fellow
Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School
2004 - 2006
Senior User Assistance Writer (1996 - 2000) & Principal Systems Engineer (2000 - 2001)
Lotus Development Corp. (IBM), Cambridge, Massachusetts
1996 - 2001