Derek Bambauer

Professor of Law

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.

Curriculum Vitae

SSRN Published Papers

Representative Publications

  • Cyberspace Law:  Cases and Materials (forthcoming 2020) (co-author, with Raymond Ku).
  • Cybersecurity:  An Interdisciplinary Problem (forthcoming 2020) (co-author, with Justin Hurwitz & David Thaw).
  • Paths or Fences:  Patents, Copyrights, and the Constitution, 104 Iowa L. Rev. 1017 (2019).
  • 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).
  • Schrödinger'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


  • J.D. Harvard Law School
  • B.A. Harvard College

Admitted to Practice

  • Massachusetts

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