Ari Waldman

Ari Ezra Waldman, Associate Professor of Law, New York Law School.

Professor of Law


Ph.D., Sociology, Columbia University

J.D., Harvard Law School

M.A, Sociology, Columbia University

B.A., History, Harvard College


  • An international expert on the issues of privacy and the internet
  • More than 13 years of experience working in the field of Law
  • Taught Law for more than nine years
  • Specializes in concerns about privacy, intellectual property, and the internet
  • Publishes in numerous journals and wrote a book


Dr. Ari Waldman is a former writer for ThoughtCo who worked with essays about the right to privacy. Dr. Waldman is a leading expert on privacy and internet law. He publishes and speaks widely on legal and policy questions related to personal privacy, technology, online harassment, and social networking. Dr. Waldman received the 2017 Privacy Law Scholars Conference (PLSC) Best Paper Award for his work, Designing Without Privacy (Houston Law Review, Vol.55, No.659, 2018). Cambridge University Press published his doctoral dissertation on privacy law, policies, and trust in 2018. Dr. Waldman also acts as the legal editor for LGBTQ media outlet, Towleroad.

Dr. Waldman has more than 13 years of experience working in the field of Law, with more than nine of those years teaching the subject. His background includes practice with two large law firms and clerking for the Federal Appellate Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces in Washington, D.C. He turned to full-time teaching in 2010, working with the California Western School of Law and the Brooklyn Law School before accepting a position at the New York Law School.


Ari Waldman earned a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Sociology from the Columbia University–New York City in 2015. He also holds a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Harvard Law School, a Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Sociology, and a Bachelor Arts (B.A.) in History and Economics.

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