C. Scott Hemphill

Professor of Law

Office: Jerome Greene Hall, Room 929
New York NY 10027
Tel: (212) 854-0593
Email: hemphill@law.columbia.edu

Assistant Info

Name: Geoffrey Waring
Phone: (212) 854-4282
Email: gwarin@law.columbia.edu


Scott Hemphill is Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, where his research examines the balance between innovation and competition set by antitrust law, intellectual property, and other forms of regulation. From 2011 to 2012, Professor Hemphill served as Chief of the Antitrust Bureau, in the Office of the New York State Attorney General. Before joining the Columbia faculty, he served as a law clerk to Judge Richard Posner on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and to Justice Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court. He holds a J.D. and Ph.D. in economics, both from Stanford, and is a graduate of Harvard and the London School of Economics, where he studied as a Fulbright Scholar.

Recent work considers pharmaceutical patenting and competition between branded and generic drug makers, copyright protection for original fashion designs, and regulation of broadband Internet access providers. His research has been supported by an award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and formed the basis of congressional testimony. His writing has appeared in the law reviews of Columbia, NYU, Stanford, and Yale, Science, the Wall Street Journal, and peer-reviewed journals in economics and law.

Recent work is available here.

More information on Scott Hemphill.


  • Stanford University, Ph.D. in Economics, 2010
  • Stanford Law School, J.D., 2001
  • London School of Economics and Political Science, M.Sc. in Economics, 1997
  • Harvard College, A.B. in Social Studies, 1994


  • Antitrust
  • Intellectual Property
  • Regulation of Industry
  • Technology and the Law

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Law Institute
  • Chair, Law and Economics Section, Association of American Law Schools, 2011-2012
  • Term Member, Council on Foreign Relations, 2007-2012