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Anupam Chander

Anupam Chander

Professor of Law

University of California, Davis, School of Law
Martin Luther King, Jr. Hall
Davis, CA 95616


Anupam Chander is a Professor of Law at the University of California, Davis. His research focuses on the regulation of globalization and digitization.
In 2008-2009, Anupam Chander was a Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago Law School and Professor of Law at the University of California, Davis.
In Spring 2008, he was a Visiting Professor at Yale Law School.

Professional History

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, representing foreign sovereigns in international financial transactions.

He has been a visiting professor at Stanford Law school and Cornell Law School. He began teaching at Arizona State University in 1999, before joining the UC Davis faculty in 2000.

Academic Writing

Intellectual Property/Digitization

The Romance of the Public Domain
92 Cal. L. Rev. 1331 (2004) (with Madhavi Sunder)

The New, New Property
 81 Texas L. Rev. 715 (2003)

Whose Republic?
69 U. Chi. L. Rev. 1479 (2002)

International Law/Globalization

Homeward Bound
81 N.Y.U. Law Review (forthcoming 2006)

Sovereignty, Referenda, and the Entrenchment of a United Kingdom Bill of Rights
101 Yale L.J. 457 (1991)

Odious Securitization
53 Emory L.J. 921 (2004)

Globalization and Distrust
114 Yale L.J. 1193 (2005)

Freedom of Movement

published in English and Russian; coauthored with Joanne Mariner; in the UNHCR NGO Manual on International Human Rights (1998)

Diaspora Bonds
76 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 1005 (2001)

The Romance of the Public Domain
92 Cal. L. Rev. 1331 (2004) (with Madhavi Sunder)

Corporate Law/Other

Minorities, Shareholder and Otherwise
113 Yale L. J. (2003)

Popular Writing

Intellectual Property/Digitization

Guarana Power to the People, Superflex.Net
April 2004

Illegal Art? The Artists' Group Superflex Co-Opts Global Trademarks
May 13, 2004

This Penguin May Bite
November 13, 2003

Penguin on Thin Ice? Why IBM Should Win in the Fight to Save Linux
June 26, 2003

Next Stop, Kazaakhstan?: The Legal Globe-trotting Of Kazaa, the Post-Napster File-Sharing Company
October 24, 2002

Verizon's Solution in the Napster Debate: Mandated Sharing For A Fixed Price
May 30, 2002

Why is the programmer, not the pirate, the criminal?
August 30, 2001

Copyright 'Criminals': How The Sklyarov Case Exposes The Power Of The Copyright Lobby
August 21, 2001

Song may not be over for Napster
August 1, 2001

The New York Times and Napster: How The Supreme Court's Ruling In Favor Of Freelance Writers Could Keep Online Music Sharing Alive
July 30, 2001

International Law/Globalization

Countries Evolving in Cyberspace
1 U.C. Davis Bus. L.J. 4 (2000)

Secrets and Lies: How Secret Bidding and the Shut-Out of Foreign Corporations in Iraqi Reconstruction Violates International Trade Principles
April 24, 2003

The Fight Over Patent Protection for Pharmaceuticals: A Major Ongoing International Negotiation Will Set the Rules
March 6, 2003

Human Rights, Abroad and at Home

Legalized Racism: The Internment of Japanese-Americans

Liberating Afghanistan but Yielding Freedoms at Home: Reflections On The Year Since September 11
September 11, 2002

Guantanamo and the Rule of Law: Why We Should Not Use Guantanamo Bay To Avoid The Constitution
March 7, 2002


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