Felix Wu

Professor of Law

Faculty Director, Cardozo Data Law Initiative (CDLI)




B.A., 1996, Harvard University
Ph.D., 2005, University of California, Berkeley
J.D., 2005, University of California, Berkeley

Areas of Expertise

First Amendment
Information Governance
Intellectual Property
International Privacy and Data Protection


Professor Wu's doctorate studies in computer science are foundational to his information law scholarship, which spans freedom of speech, privacy law, and intellectual property law. He has previously written on the limits of online intermediary immunity and on understanding the role of data de-identification in law.  His current work explores the relationship between data privacy and theories of free expression.


Professor Wu was previously an associate at Covington & Burling in San Francisco. In 2006-7, he clerked for Judge Sandra L. Lynch of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Immediately prior to coming to Cardozo, he was an intellectual property associate at Fish & Richardson in Boston.


Professor Wu received his undergraduate degree in 1996 in computer science summa cum laude from Harvard. He is a member of the Order of the Coif and Phi Beta Kappa.


The Constitutionality of Consumer Privacy Regulation, 2013 U. Chi. Legal F. 69.

Defining Privacy and Utility in Data Sets, 84 U. Colo. L. Rev. 1117 (2013).

Collateral Censorship and the Limits of Intermediary Immunity, 87 Notre Dame L. Rev. 293 (2011).

Contact Information


Cardozo School of Law
55 Fifth Avenue, Room 942
New York, NY 10003

Office Hours
Tues: 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
By appt. (fewu@yu.edu)