Anuj C. Desai

Anuj C. Desai is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin.

Anuj C. Desai is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin, where he teaches in both the Law School and the School of Library and Information Studies, offering classes in Copyright, First Amendment, Constitutional Law, and Cyberlaw. He has also taught law at National Tsing Hua University in Hsinchu, Taiwan and National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan.

Professor Desai writes at the intersection of constitutional law and communications and information policy. His publications have appeared in the Stanford Law Review, Hastings Law Journal, Federal Communications Law Journal, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, and Catholic University Law Review.  His papers are available for download on the Social Science Research Network.

Prior to entering academia, Professor Desai practiced law with the Seattle, Washington firm of Davis Wright Tremaine, where his practice focused primarily on First Amendment, defamation, newsgathering, copyright and trademark litigation. Before his time in private practice, he served as a legal assistant to the American judges at the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague and clerked for Judge Louis F. Oberdorfer at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and Judge David S. Tatel at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He also worked briefly in the Legal Adviser’s Office at the U.S. State Department and also at the Legal Resources Centre in Grahamstown, South Africa.

Professor Desai received his A.B. in Mathematics from Harvard University (where he was awarded a Henry Russell Shaw Fellowship), a Master’s in International Affairs from Columbia University and a J.D. from the University of California-Berkeley (Boalt Hall), where he was Editor-in-Chief of the California Law Review.