Tim Wu
#4343 Overall Influence

Tim Wu

American legal scholar

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Tim Wu is a professor at Columbia University’s Law School. He earned his B.A. from McGill University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. His area of specialty includes the legal considerations of technology, antitrust and telecommunications.

Most notably, he is known for his work on the Carterfone issue (related to access of private entities to publicly financed telecommunications infrastructure) and is credited with coining the term, “network (net) neutrality”. Indeed, his work in the area of government and technology led to his work as one of the draftees for the original net neutrality rules instituted by the Federal Communications Commission. His work has been widely recognized. He was named as one of Scientific American’s 50 people of the year in 2006 and one of America’s 100 most influential lawyers by The National Law Journal in 2013.

Wu has served as a senior enforcement counsel for the Office of the Attorney General of New York State and as an advisor to the Federal Trade Commission and the National Economic Council.

He has written a number of important books, including The Master Switch: The Rise and Fall of Information Empires, which recognized as among the best of 2010 by several publications, including Fortune magazine and The New Yorker.

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Tim Wu is an American attorney, professor at Columbia Law School, and contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. He is known legally and academically for his enacted "Carterfone" proposal and other significant contributions to antitrust and wireless communications policy, and popularly, for coining the phrase network neutrality in his 2003 law journal article, Network Neutrality, Broadband Discrimination.

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University of Chicago
University of Chicago

Private research university in Chicago, Illinois, United States

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University of Virginia
University of Virginia

Public research university in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

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Stanford University
Stanford University

Private research university located in Stanford, California, United States

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McGill University
McGill University

English-language public research university in Montreal, Quebec

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#145 World Rank #106 USA Rank
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