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Faculty Profile

Derek Bambauer

Professor of Law


E-mail:  Derek Bambauer
Office Number: Rm 217
Office Phone: 520-621-5499

Courses Taught:
Trade Secrets (FebBar) - Law 698F
IP & Technology Commercialization Clinic - Law 696C
Center for Creative Photography Externship - Law 693
Cyberlaw - Law 682
Patent Law - Law 655C
Copyright - Law 655B

Curriculum Vitae
SSRN Published Papers

Biographical Information

Derek Bambauer is a Professor of Law at the University of Arizona, where he teaches Internet law and intellectual property. His research treats Internet censorship, cybersecurity, and intellectual property. He has also written technical articles on data recovery and fault tolerance, and on deployment of software upgrades. A former principal systems engineer at Lotus Development Corp. (part of IBM), Professor Bambauer spent two years as a Research Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School. At the Berkman Center, he was a member of the OpenNet Initiative, an academic consortium that tests and studies Internet censorship in countries such as China, Iran, and Vietnam. He is one of the authors of Info/Law, a popular blog that addresses Internet law, intellectual property, and information law. He holds an A.B. from Harvard College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.


Harvard Law School, J.D. (2004) 
Harvard College, B.A. (1996) 

Admitted to Practice


Professional Work Experience

Professor of Law, James E. Rogers College of Law, 2013 -
Associate Professor of Law, James E. Rogers College of Law, 2012 - 2013
Associate Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School, 2010 - 2012
Assistant Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School, 2008 - 2010
Assistant Professor of Law, Wayne State University Law School, Detroit, Michigan, 2006 - 2008
Research Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School, 2004 - 2006
Senior User Assistance Writer (1996 - 2000) & Principal Systems Engineer (2000 - 2001), Lotus Development Corp. (IBM), Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1996 - 2001

Representative Publications

Personal Jurisdiction and "Teh Interwebs", 100 Cornell L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2015) (co-author, with Alan M. Trammell).
Schrödinger's Cybersecurity, 48 UC Davis L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2014).
Exposed, 98 Minn. L. Rev. 2025 (2014).
Orwell's Armchair, 79 U. Chi. L. Rev. 863 (2012).
Complete List of Publications


Last Updated: 07/08/2013