Tim Wu

Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law

Tim Wu

Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law

Tim Wu is an Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law at Columbia Law School. Wu's fields of interest are the Internet, media and communications industries. Wu joined the Law School in 2006 and teaches copyright, communications law and policy, antitrust, as well as other courses.

Wu started his career as the technical marketing director of Riverstone Networks, Inc., in 2000. He became associate professor of law at the University of Virginia from 2002 to 2004. Wu served as chairman of Free Press from 2008 to 2011. Most recently, Wu was named senior advisor of the Federal Trade Commission from 2011 to 2012.

Wu is the author of the Master Switch, Who Controls the Internet, and Net Neutrality, Broadband Discrimination.

  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 1998
  • B.sc., McGill University, 1995
Areas of Expertise
  • Copyright
  • Communications law and policy
  • Antitrust
  • The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires, Alfred A. Knopf, 2010
  • Who Controls the Internet, Oxford University Press, 2006

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Professional Experience
  • Senior Advisor, Federal Trade Commission, 2011-2012
  • Chairman, Free Press, 2008-2011
  • Visiting Professor, Harvard Law School, 2011
  • Visiting Professor, Stanford Law School, 2005
  • Visiting Professor, Chicago Law School, 2005
  • Visiting Professor, Columbia Law School, 2005
  • Associate Professor of Law, University of Virginia, 2002-2004
  • Director, Technical Marketing, Riverstone Networks, Inc., 2000-2002
  • Law clerk for Justice Stephen Breyer, United States Supreme Court, 1999-2000
  • Law clerk for Judge Richard Posner, 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 1998-1999


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Antitrust and Trade Regulation
Copyright Law
Criminal Law
The Media Industries: Public Policy and Business Strategy