Elected Member

Professor Neil M. Richards

Saint Louis, MO
Washington University School of Law
George Washington University
University of Virginia, M.A.
University of Virginia School of Law

Neil Richards is a professor of law at Washington University School of Law, where he focuses in the fields of privacy, First Amendment, and information law. He also serves as an Adviser on the Principles of the Law, Data Privacy project.

Professor Richards’ recent work explores the complex relationships between free speech and privacy in cyberspace. His articles have appeared, or are forthcoming, in the Harvard Law Review, Columbia Law Review, California Law Review, Virginia Law Review, and Georgetown Law Journal. Professor Richards also co-directs both the Washington University-Cambridge University International Privacy Law Conference and the Washington University Free Speech Conference.

Prior to joining the law faculty in 2003, he practiced law in Washington, D.C. with Wilmer, Cutler, and Pickering, where he specialized in appellate litigation and privacy law. He is also a former law clerk to Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, and Judge Paul V. Niemeyer of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Areas of Expertise
First Amendment (Constitutional Law)
Privacy Law (Constitutional Law)
Property Law (Real Property)
Individual Rights (Constitutional Law)