Ari Ezra Waldman

Associate Professor of Law
Director, Innovation Center for Law and Technology

Ari Ezra Waldman

Ari Ezra Waldman is Associate Professor and the Director of the Innovation Center for Law and Technology at NYLS. He is the Founder and Director of the Tyler Clementi Institute for CyberSafety, which includes the first-of-its-kind law school pro bono clinic representing victims of online harassment. He holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and a B.A. from Harvard College.

His research and writing focus on privacy, hate and harassment on the Internet, online social networks, and intellectual property. His doctoral dissertation, which he is turning into a book, argues for a reorientation of privacy law and policy around the sociological principle of trust. Professor Waldman is a frequent speaker on data privacy and online harassment and often appears as an analyst on radio and television. His articles have been published in leading law reviews, including the Iowa Law Review, the Indiana Law Review, the University of Miami Law Review, Hastings Law Journal, the University of Maryland Law Review, and the Temple Law Review, to name a few. Before entering academia, Professor Waldman was an associate at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP and Winston & Strawn LLP in New York, focusing on copyright, trademark, and appellate litigation.


Professor Waldman believes in working with his students outside the classroom to educate the community, advocate on behalf of disadvantaged populations, and bring about real change. In addition to his work here at NYLS, Professor Waldman is the Privacy Expert at He works with NYLS students to write general-audience essays helping members of the public understand their online privacy rights. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Tyler Clementi Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about online bullying and creating a safe and secure Internet for all, and serves on the Leadership Council of Out Leadership, a group of openly gay professionals raising awareness about the role of business in advancing LGBT equality.

You can find additional information about Professor Waldman and his work at You can also follow him on Twitter at @ariezrawaldman.

Selected Law Review Articles

A Breach of Trust: Fighting “Revenge Porn”, 102 IOWA L. REV. __ (forthcoming 2016)

Trust: A Model for Disclosure in Patent Law, 92 INDIANA L. REV. __ (forthcoming 2016)

Amplifying Abuse: The Fusion of Cyberharassment and Discrimination, B. U. L. REV. ANNEX (Oct. 2015)

Privacy As Trust: Sharing Personal Information in a Networked World, 69 U. MIAMI L. REV. 301 (2015)

Durkheim’s Internet: Social and Political Theory in Online Society, 7 N.Y.U. J. LAW & LIBERTY 355 (2013)

All Those Like You: Identity Aggression and Student Speech, 77 MISSOURI L. REV. 563 (2013)

Hostile Educational Environments, 71 MARYLAND L. REV. 705 (2012)

Tormented: Anti-Gay Bullying in Schools, 84 TEMPLE L. REV. 385 (2012)


Privacy as Trust, in Cultures of Privacy (Karsten Fitz & Barbel Harju eds. 2015)

Presumptive Criminals: HIV-Related Aggravated Assaults, in Handbook of LGBT Communities, Crime, and Justice (Dana Peterson & Vanessa R. Panfil, eds. 2014).


For Tyler: How One Man is Taking On Cyberbullies, THE ADVOCATE (Oct. 8, 2015 4:00 AM),

Ending the Cyberbullying Epidemic Five Years After Tyler Clementi’s Suicide (with Jane Clementi), NEW YORK DAILY NEWS (Oct. 1, 2015, 2:48 PM),

The Case for Uber Data Sharing, GOTHAM GAZETTE (Nov. 19, 2014),

Privacy Expert at ABOUT.COM (July 2014 -), available at

Guest Contributor at CONCURRING OPINIONS blog (September 2013-), available at