Professor Scott Hemphill's research and teaching examine the balance between innovation and competition set by antitrust law, intellectual property, and other forms of regulation. Recent work considers competition in the pharmaceutical industry, regulation of broadband Internet access providers, the scope of Federal Circuit jurisdiction, and intellectual property protection for original fashion designs. His work on the pharmaceutical industry has provided the basis for congressional testimony and briefings to state antitrust enforcement officials.
From 2011 to 2012, Professor Hemphill served as Chief of the Antitrust Bureau, in the Office of the New York State Attorney General. Before joining the Columbia faculty, in 2006, he served as a law clerk to Judge Richard Posner on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and to Justice Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court. Trained as a lawyer and an economist, he holds a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University and a J.D. from Stanford Law School, where he graduated first in his class. He is a graduate of Harvard and the London School of Economics, where he studied as a Fulbright Scholar. His writing has appeared in the law reviews of Columbia, NYU, and Stanford, the Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere.
A.B., Social Studies, Harvard College
M.Sc., Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science
J.D., Stanford University
Ph.D., Economics, Stanford University