Joel R. Reidenberg.

Microsoft Visiting Professor Information Technology Policy, Princeton University (2013 -2014)

Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Chair and Professor of Law

Founding Academic Director of the Center on Law and Information Policy

A.B, Dartmouth
J.D., Columbia                                                                                                               

Ph.D. Universite de Paris-SorbonneJRR Photo

Fordham Law School


Fordham University School of Law
140 West 60th Street

New York, NY 10023

Center for Information Technology Policy
Princeton University
309 Sherrerd Hall
Princeton, NJ 08544



(212) 636-6843  At Princeton 2013/14: (609) 258-4952  


(212) 930-8833

Subjects Taught:

Information Privacy Law, Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law


        Curriculum vita


Current Interests and Research:
Professor Reidenberg is currently working on several projects: privacy in public; information surveillance; privacy and cloud computing in public schools; and, the impact of patents on the smartphone industry.


Joel R. Reidenberg is the inaugural Microsoft Visiting Professor of Information Technology Policy at Princeton (2013/14) and holds the Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Chair in Law at Fordham University.  He is the Founding Academic Director of the Center on Law and Information Policy at Fordham Law School.  He is a former Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Associate Chief Academic Officer of Fordham University and a former President of the University’s Faculty Senate.  

Reidenberg is an expert on information technology law and policy.   His scholarship has appeared in leading law journals including the Emory Law Journal, Hastings Law Journal, Houston Law Review, Stanford Law Review, Texas Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and the Wake Forest Law Review.   Outside the United States, he has published widely in Europe and is a co-author of three leading books and monographs on international data privacy law.

Professor Reidenberg has testified before the U.S. Congress on data privacy issues, served as a consultant to both the Federal Trade Commission and the European Commission, and served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Washington in connection with privacy litigation.  He has also chaired the Section on Defamation and Privacy of the Association of American Law Schools and is a former chair of the association's Section on Law and Computers.

Prior joining the Fordham law faculty Reidenberg practiced law in Washington, DC with the international telecommunications group of the firm Debevoise & Plimpton and has also served as a member of several Advisory Panels for the U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment.   He is admitted to the Bars of New York and the District of Columbia.