David Post

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Main affiliation: Temple University (USA)

Member of the Nexa Board of Trustees (2009-2021)

Prof. David Post recently retired from his position as the I. Herman Stern Professor of Law at the Beasley School of Law at Temple University, where he taught intellectual property law and the law of cyberspace. He is currently a contributor to the influential Volokh Conspiracy blog at the Washington Post, a Fellow at the Center for Democracy and Technology, and an Adjunct Scholar at the Cato Institute, while maintaining an active legal practice focused on the First Amendment.

Professor Post is the author of In "Search of Jefferson's Moose: Notes on the State of Cyberspace" (Oxford, 2009), a Jeffersonian perspective on Internet law and policy, "Cyberlaw: Problems of Policy and Jurisprudence in the Information Age" (West, 4th Ed 2011) (with Brett Frischmann, Paul Berman, and Tricia Bellia), and numerous scholarly articles on intellectual property, the law of cyberspace, and complexity theory.

He holds a Ph.D. in physical anthropology, and taught in the Anthropology Department at Columbia University before attending Georgetown Law Center, from which he graduated summa cum laude in 1986. After clerking with then Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, he spent 6 years at the Washington D.C. law firm of Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, after which he then clerked again for Justice Ginsburg during her first term at the Supreme Court (1993 - 1994), before joining the faculty of the Georgetown University Law Center (1994 – 1997) and then Temple University Law School (1997 – 2015). Professor Post's writings can be accessed online at www.davidpost.com