Joel R. Reidenberg

Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Chair and Professor of Law

Founding Academic Director of the Center on Law and Information Policy

Fordham University
School of Law

A.B, Dartmouth
J.D., Columbia                                                                                                               

Ph.D. Universite de Paris-SorbonneJRR Photo


Fordham University School of Law
150 West 60th Street

New York, NY 10023



(212) 636-6843 


(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 holds the Stanley D. and Nikki Waxberg Chair in Law at Fordham University where he is the Founding Academic Director of the Center on Law and Information Policy at Fordham Law School.  He formerly served as the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Associate Chief Academic Officer of Fordham University and was also 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.