Anupam Chander is a Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. Much of his scholarship focuses on the global regulation of new technologies. His book, The Electronic Silk Road (Yale University Press) seeks to “dismantle the logistical and regulatory barriers . . . to trade while at the same time ensuring that public policy objectives cannot easily be evaded through a simple jurisdictional sleight of hand or keystroke.”
A graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School, he clerked for Chief Judge Jon O. Newman of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and Judge William A. Norris of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He practiced law in New York and Hong Kong with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. He has been a visiting law professor at Yale, the University of Chicago, Stanford, and Cornell. Prior to joining the Georgetown faculty, he was the Director of the California International Law Center and Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Law at UC Davis.
He is an elected member of the American Law Institute, and has previously served on the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law, where he cofounded the International Law and Technology Interest Group. He serves as a judge of the Penn-Stanford Junior International Faculty Forum. The recipient of Google Research Awards and an Andrew Mellon grant on the topic of surveillance, he has served on ICTSD/World Economic Forum expert groups on the digital economy. An affiliate of Yale’s Information Society Project, he serves as a faculty advisor to Georgetown’s Institute for Technology Law and Policy.
Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals
"Fortnite’s Digital Goods Are Key to the Future of Global Trade," coverage by Bloomberg Businessweek, January 11, 2019, quoting Professor Anupam Chander.
"Why Netflix Features Black Actors in Promos to Black Users," coverage in Wired, October 24, 2018, featuring Professor Anupam Chander.
"The Coming North American Digital Trade Zone," an opinion piece by Professor Anupam Chander, appearing in the Council on Foreign Relations, October 9, 2018.
"School board trustee Sunder moving to DC this summer," coverage by Davis Enterprise, May 4, 2018, featuring Visiting Professors Madhavi Sunder and Anupam Chander.