Professor Tom W. Bell
Tom W. Bell, J.D. is Professor of Law,
Chapman University School of Law.
As a professor of law and a policy analyst, he’s mainly written about
prediction markets and gambling, and
telecommunications. He’s also written about
other law and technology
too, though, as well as about various
unwired legal issues.
In addition to writing a steady stream of scholarly works, Tom
has appeared on or been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, CNN, Los
Angeles Times, and many other news sources.
Tom’s published papers include Pornography, Privacy, and Digital Self-Help, Prediction Markets for Promoting the Progress of Science and the Useful Arts, Authors’ Welfare: Copyright as a Statutory Mechanism for Redistributing Rights, Copyright as Intellectual
Codifying Copyright’s Misuse Defense,
Gambling for the Good, Trading for the Future: The Legality of
in Science Claims,
Escape from Copyright: Market Success vs. Statutory Failure in the
Protection of Expressive Works,
Private Prediction Markets and the Law,
Free Speech, Strict Scrutiny, and Self-Help: How Technology Upgrades
Constitutional Jurisprudence, and
The Impact of Blogging on the Practice of Law: Hit the Snooze
Tom earned his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 1993, where he served both as a member of the University of Chicago Law Review and as Articles Editor and cofounder of the University of Chicago Legal Roundtable.
After graduating from law school, he practiced at the Silicon Valley law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. He entered teaching in 1995, when he joined the Law and Technology Program at the University of Dayton School of Law. After teaching at that school, and just prior to joining the Chapman faculty, he served as Director of Telecommunications and Technology Studies at the Cato Institute.
Tom contributes to such blogs as Agoraphilia, Midas Oracle, The Technology Liberation Front, MoneyLaw, and College Life O.C.