Christopher S. Yoo
John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer & Information Science; Director, Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition
Christopher Yoo has emerged as one of the nation’s leading authorities on law and technology. Recognized as one of the most cited scholars in administrative and regulatory law as well as intellectual property, his major research projects include studying innovative ways to connect more people to the Internet; using technological principles to inform how the law can promote optimal interoperability; protecting privacy and security for autonomous vehicles, medical devices, and the Internet’s routing architecture; comparing antitrust enforcement practices in China, Europe, and the U.S.; copyright theory; and network neutrality.
REGULATING THE CLOUD: POLICY FOR COMPUTING INFRASTRUCTURE (Christopher S. Yoo & Jean-Francois Blanchette eds., MIT Press 2015).
NETWORKS IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS: ECONOMICS AND LAW (Cambridge Univ. Press 2009) (with Daniel F. Spulber).
THE UNITARY EXECUTIVE: PRESIDENTIAL POWER FROM WASHINGTON TO BUSH (Yale Univ. Press 2008) (with Steven G. Calabresi).
Articles and Book Chapters
Procedural Fairness in Antitrust Enforcement: The U.S. Perspective, in ANTITRUST PROCEDURAL FAIRNESS 31 (D. Daniel Sokol & Andrew Guzman eds., Oxford University Press 2019) (with Hendrik M. Wendland).
More publications can be found here.
Internet Connectivity Among Indigenous and Tribal Communities in North America - A Focus on Social and Educational Outcomes (January 5, 2021), U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 21-13 (with Muge Haseki & Leon Gwaka). (forthcoming)
Privacy vs. Transparency: Handling Protected Materials in Agency Rulemaking (December 15, 2020), U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 20-48; IND. L. J. (forthcoming 2021) (with Kellen McCoy). (forthcoming)
Due Process in Antitrust Enforcement: Normative and Comparative Perspectives, 94 S. CAL. L. REV. (forthcoming May 2021) (with Thomas Fetzer, Shan Jiang, & Yong Huang). (forthcoming 2021)
Network Effects in Action (November 19, 2020), U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 21-01; Global Antitrust Institute Report on the Digital Economy 5. (forthcoming)
The Transformation of Transformative Use, 1 J.L. & INNOVATION (forthcoming 2019). (forthcoming)
Self-Actualization and the Need to Create as a Limit on Copyright, in COMPARATIVE ASPECTS OF LIMITATIONS AND EXCEPTIONS IN COPYRIGHT LAW (Shyamkrishna Balganesh, Wee Loon Ng-Loy, & Haochen Sun eds., Cambridge University Press forthcoming 2019). (forthcoming)
U.S. vs. European Broadband Deployment: What Do the Data Say? (forthcoming)
- Cyberlaw/Internet Law
- Telecommunications Law
- Mass Media Law
- Presidential Power
- Economic Regulation
Penn Law - John H. Chestnut Professor of Law (2011- ); Founding Director, Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition (2007- ); Professor (2007-2011); Visiting Professor (2006)
School of Engineering and Applied Science, Department of Computer and Information Science, Penn - Professor (2010- )
Annenberg School for Communication, Penn - Professor (2007- )
Vanderbilt University - Professor of Law and Founding Director, Technology and Entertainment Law Program (2005-07); Associate Professor (2002-2005); Assistant Professor (1999-2002)
Law Clerk to the Hon. Anthony M. Kennedy, Supreme Court of the United States (1997-1998)
Law Clerk to the Hon. A. Raymond Randolph, United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (1995-1996)
Federal Communications Commission, Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (2017–).
American Law Institute, Consultant and Board of Advisers, Restatement Third, Principles for a Data Economy (2018–present); Board of Advisers, Restatement Third, Information Privacy Principles (2012–2019);Member (elected 2011).
United Nations Internet Governance Forum, Co-Convener, Connecting and Enabling the Next Billions (2017–present); Co-Convener, Dynamic Coalition on Innovative Approaches to Connecting the Unconnected (2016–2018).
Testimony, House Committee on the Judiciary (2020, 2019, 2009, 2008); Senate Committee on the Judiciary (2014, 2006, 2005); House Committee on Energy and Commerce (2014); Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (2010); Federal Trade Commission (2019, 2007); U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division (2018); Federal Communications Commission (2014, 2010, 2008, 2006).
Consultant, Project on Protected Materials in Public Rulemaking Dockets, Administrative Conference of the United States (2019–present).
- Internet Law
- Introduction to Intellectual Property
- Telecommunications Law
- Copyright Theory
- Technology and Policy
- Artificial Intelligence and the Law