C. Scott Hemphill

Professor of Law

School of Law

New York University

40 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

(212) 992-6156


Website: NYU faculty profile

Issues: Competition Policy and Antitrust and Intellectual Property

About C. Scott Hemphill

Scott Hemphill is a professor of law at New York University School of Law where his research and teaching examine the balance between innovation and competition set by antitrust law, intellectual property, and other forms of regulation. His recent work considers competition in the pharmaceutical industry (in particular, “pay-for-delay” cases, which was a critical contribution to discourse leading to the Supreme Court’s 2013 decision in FTC v. Actavis), 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.


Professor Hemphill’s work has been published in the NYU Law Review, the Columbia Law Review, the Stanford Law Review, and the Yale Law Journal, as well as Science, the Wall Street Journal, and elsewhere.


Prior to joining the faculty at NYU Law, Professor Hemphill was a professor of law at Columbia Law School. From 2011 to 2012, he 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.


Ph.D. (Economics), Stanford University, 2010
J.D., Stanford Law School, 2001
M.Sc. (Economics), London School of Economics, 1997
A.B. (Social Studies), Harvard University, 1994