Ari Ezra Waldman

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

Ari Ezra Waldman

Professor Waldman is Associate Professor and the Director of the Innovation Center for Law and Technology at NYLS. 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, combines social and legal theory with quantitative field work and empirical analysis to argue 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 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. In addition, 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. Professor Waldman is eager to work with his students to advance all these causes by offering pro bono experience, publication, and other opportunities.

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


Confidentiality in Context: Social Networks and Intellectual Property (in progress)

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)

Marriage Rights and the Good Life: A Sociological Theory of Marriage and Constitutional Law, 64 HASTINGS L. J. 739 (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)

Exceptions: The Illogical Approach to HIV-Related Aggravated Assaults, 18 VA. J. SOC. POL’Y & L. 552 (2011)


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


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