Ari Ezra Waldman

(On Leave)
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 forthcoming book, Privacy As Trust: Information Privacy for an Information Age, argues that privacy law should protect information disclosed in contexts of trust. Professor Waldman’s scholarship has been published or is forthcoming in leading law reviews, including the Iowa Law Review, the Indiana Law Review, the University of Miami Law ReviewHastings Law Journal, the University of Maryland Law Review, the Case Western Reserve Law Review, and the Temple Law Review, to name a few. His opinion pieces have appeared in the New York Times, the New York Daily News, The Advocate, among other popular press. He has appeared on Nighline, Good Morning America, MSNBC’s “The Docket,” and recently appeared as an expert on Syfy’s miniseries, The Internet Ruined My Life.

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 2017)

Trust: A Model for Disclosure in Patent Law, 92 INDIANA L. REV. __ (forthcoming 2017)

Privacy, Sharing, and Trust: The Facebook Study, 67 CASE W. RES. L. REV. __ (forthcoming 2017)

Triggering Tinker: Student Speech in the Age of Cyberharassment, 71 U. MIAMI L. REV. __ (forthcoming 2016) (invited symposium)

Manipulating Trust on Facebook, 29 LOY. CONSUMER L. REV. __ (forthcoming 2016) (invited symposium)

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)

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).


Cybermobs Multiply Online Threats and Their Danger, NEW YORK TIMES (Aug. 3, 2016  10:06 PM)

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 (2014 – 2016), available at

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