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Christopher Yoo

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Christopher S. Yoo

John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer & Information Science; Founding Director, Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition

Christopher Yoo has emerged as one of the world’s leading authorities on law and technology. One of the most cited scholars in administrative and regulatory law as well as intellectual property, he has authored five books and over 100 scholarly works.

His major research projects include investigating innovative ways to connect more people to the Internet; comparing antitrust law in China, Europe, and the U.S.; analyzing the technical determinants of optimal interoperability; promoting privacy and security for autonomous vehicles, medical devices, and the Internet’s routing architecture; and studying the regulation of Internet platforms. He has also created innovative joint degree programs designed to produce a new generation of professionals with advanced training in both law and engineering.

He is frequently called to testify before the U.S. Congress, Federal Communications Commission, Federal Trade Commission, Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, foreign governments, and international organizations. He recently served as a member of the Federal Communication Commission’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee, the Board of Advisors for the American Law Institute’s Project on Principles of Law for Data Privacy and the Restatement of Principles for a Data Economy, and as co-convener of the United Nations Internet Governance Forum’s Initiative on Connecting and Enabling the Next Billions.

Before entering academia, he served as a law clerk to Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States and the Honorable A. Raymond Randolph L’69 of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.


  • JDNorthwestern1995
  • MBAUCLA1991
  • ABHarvard1986

Courses Taught

  • Internet Law| Privacy| Antitrust| Introduction to Intellectual Property| Telecommunications Law| Copyright Theory| Technology and Policy| Artificial Intelligence and the Law