Christopher S. Yoo
Christopher Yoo has emerged as one of the nation’s leading authorities on law and technology. His research focuses on how the principles of network engineering and the economics of imperfect competition can provide insights into the regulation of electronic communications. He has been a leading voice in the “network neutrality” debate that has dominated Internet policy over the past several years. He is also pursuing research on copyright theory as well as the history of presidential power. He is the author of The Dynamic Internet: How Technology, Users, and Businesses Are Transforming the Network (AEI Press, 2012), Networks in Telecommunications: Economics and Law (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2009) (with Daniel F. Spulber) and The Unitary Executive: Presidential Power from Washington to Bush (Yale Univ. Press, 2008) (with Steven G. Calabresi). Yoo testifies frequently before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Federal Trade Commission.
Northwestern, JD, 1995; U.C.L.A., MBA, 1991; Harvard, AB, 1986
John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer & Information Science; Director, Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition
Capitol Hill Testimony
Christopher Yoo (2017). Chapter Four: Legal Mechanisms for Governing the Transition of Key Domain Name Functions to the Global Multi-Stakeholder Community, Who Runs the Internet?, Chatman House.
Christopher Yoo (2016). Presidential Signing Statements: A New Perspective, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, 164, 1801.
Christopher Yoo (2016). Modularity Theory and Internet Policy, University of Illinois Law Review, 1.
Christopher Yoo (2015). Moore’s Law, Metcalfe’s Law, and the Theory of Optimal Interoperability, Colorado Technology Law Journal, 14, 87.
Christopher Yoo (2015). Cyber Espionage or Cyberwar?: International Law, Domestic Law, and Self-Protective Measures, in CYBERWAR: LETHICS FOR VIRTUAL CONFLICTS, Oxford University Press.
Christopher Yoo (2014). Wickard for the Internet? Network Neutrality After Verizon v. FCC, Federal Communication Law Journal, 66, 415 (2014).
Christopher Yoo (2014). Technological Determinism and Its Discontents, Harvard Law Review, 127, 914.
Christopher Yoo, Daniel F Spulber (2014). Antitrust, the Internet, and the Economics of Networks, in OXFORD HANDBOOK OF INTERNATIONAL ANTITRUST ECONOMICS, Oxford University Press.
Christopher Yoo (2013). The Impact of Codification on the Judicial Development of Copyright, in INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND THE COMMON LAW, Cambridge University Press.
Christopher Yoo, Michael A. Janson (2013). The Wires Go to War: The U.S. Experiment with Government Ownership of the Telephone System During World War I, Texas Law Review, 91, 983.
Christopher Yoo (2013). Is There a Role for Common Carriage in an Internet-Based World?, 50 Houston Law Review, 50, 545.
Christopher Yoo (2013). Protocol Layering and Internet Policy, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, 161, 1707.
Christopher Yoo, Peter Decherney & Nathan Ensmenger (2011). Are Those Who Ignore History Doomed to Repeat It?, University of Chicago Law Review, 78, 1627.
Christopher Yoo (2015). REGULATING THE CLOUD: POLICY FOR COMPUTING INFRASTRUCTURE, MIT Press.
Christopher Yoo (2012). THE DYNAMIC INTERNET: HOW TECHNOLOGY, USERS, AND BUSINESS ARE TRANSFORMING THE NETWORK, AEI Press.
Christopher Yoo (2011). CRITICAL CONCEPTS IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW: COPYRIGHT, 2 vols. Edward Elgar.