Affiliated Faculty

(in alphabetical order)

Bryan Choi, Visiting Associate Professor of Law

Bryan-Choi2-235x225-235x224Bryan Choi is a Visiting Associate Professor at New York Law School. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his B.A. in Computer Science from Harvard College. He joins the faculty from the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, where he was the Director of Law and Media, a Thomson Reuters Fellow, and a Kauffman Fellow. Previously, he practiced law at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, LLP, followed by clerkships with the Honorable Leonard I. Garth of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Honorable William C. Bryson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

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Richard Chused, Professor of Law

Richard_Chused-235x225-235x224Professor Chused is a prolific scholar and an expert on property law, law and gender, copyright law, and cyberlaw. He joined New York Law School in the 2008–09 academic year after spending thirty-five years teaching and writing at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC. During 2004–05, he received a Senior Scholar Fulbright Grant to teach at the Law Faculty of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Before joining Georgetown’s faculty in 1973, he taught for five years at Rutgers School of Law in Newark. He served on the Board of Governors of the Society of American Law Teachers for twelve years and as its webmaser for ten.

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Dan Hunter, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law

Dan_Hunter-235x225-235x224Dan Hunter is the former director of the Institute for Information Law and Policy.  He is an expert in internet law, intellectual property, and artificial intelligence and cognitive science models of law. He joined the New York Law School faculty from the University of Melbourne Law School (Australia) and the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He was one of the first scholars to examine the social significance of virtual worlds, co-founded the scholarly blog Terra Nova (, and ran the 2006 State of Play/Terra Nova Conference at New York Law School, and the 2007 State of Play Conference in Singapore. His current projects include examination of the economics and laws relating to user-generated content, and the social significance of luxury handbags.

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Beth Simone Noveck, Professor of Law

Beth_Noveck-235x225-235x224Beth Simone Noveck focuses her scholarship, activism and teaching on the future of democracy in the 21st century. Specifically, her work addresses how we can use technology to create more open and collaborative government. She served in the White House as the first United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer and founder and director of the White House Open Government Initiative (2009-2011). She founded the Democracy Design Workshop: Do Tank, a program for the design of law, policy, and technology to foster openness and collaboration. With support from the Sloan Foundation, she is currently prototyping OrgPedia, the Wikipedia of firms. Her book Wiki Government: How Technology Can Make Government Better, Democracy Stronger and Citizens More Powerful (Brookings Institution Press 2009), appeared in Arabic, Chinese, Russian and in an audio edition. She is also co-editor of The State of Play: Law, Games and Virtual Worlds (NYU Press 2006). Her new book, The Networked State will appear with Harvard University Press. She tweets @bethnoveck and blogs at the Cairns Blog.

She is on leave and visiting at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and the MIT Media Lab.

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Rudolph Peritz, Professor of Law

Rudolph_Peritz-235x225-235x224An expert on antitrust law, Rudolph J.R. Peritz brings to the Institute a focus on the historical and legal relationships between competition policy and private property rights. Professor Peritz has recently been published in both the Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society and The Antitrust Bulletin and published a chapter in the book “Microsoft at the Dock: Legal and Economic Analysis of a Transatlantic Antitrust Case.” In July 2008, Professor Peritz presented a paper entitled “The Incentive Conundrum: Intellectual Property Rights and the Taxidermist’s Progress” at the 2008 ATRIP conference at the Max Planck Institute in Munich.

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Jacob S. Sherkow, Associate Professor of Law

Jacob-S-Sherkow_235x225-235x224Jake Sherkow teaches Intellectual Property, Patent Law, Patent Litigation, and Property. His research focuses on law and the biosciences, with an emphasis on biotechnology and intellectual property. Jake’s work appears in both traditional law reviews and science journals, and he has been a frequent commentator on a variety of issues in the popular press. Jake comes to IILP from Stanford Law School, where he was a Fellow in the Center for Law and the Biosciences. Prior to entering academia, Jake was a patent litigator at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in New York, and a law clerk to Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis in the U.S. District Court for Eastern District of New York. Jake graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, where he was an editor of the Michigan Law Review. He also holds an M.A. in biotechnology from Columbia and a B.Sc. from McGill, where he majored in molecular biology and English literature. In addition to his legal training, Jake has several years of experience as a research scientist in molecular biology.

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Richard Sherwin, Professor of Law and Director, Visual Persuasion Project

Richard_Sherwin-235x225-235x224 Richard Sherwin, an expert on the use of visual representations and visual argument at trial, has written widely on the interrelationship between law and culture, including interdisciplinary works on the theoretical and practical dimensions of law’s migration to film, television, and computer screens – in court and out. In Spring, 2014, Professor Sherwin won a Fulbright award and took up the Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chair in Law and Literature at the Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas, at McGill University, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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Ari Ezra Waldman, Associate Professor of Law and Institute Director

Ari-Waldman-2013-NYLS-Ari-Waldman-108-235x225-235x224A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School and a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Sociology at Columbia University, Professor Waldman is an Associate Professor at NYLS, the Director of the NYLS Institute for Information Law and Policy, and the Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellow at Columbia. His research and writing focus on privacy, hate and harassment on the Internet; online social networks; and the LGBT community. Professor Waldman is a frequent speaker on issues facing the LGBT community and often appears as an analyst on radio and television. 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. 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. Professor Waldman is also the Legal Editor at Towleroad, the widely read and award-winning LGBT news and politics website, where he writes a weekly column on gay rights.

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