Christopher Sprigman

Christopher Sprigman

Scholar Title: Affiliate Scholar
Co-Director, Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy
Professor of Law

Department: School of Law

Colleges / Universities: New York University


40 Washington Square South, 314C
New York, NY 10012

Phone Number: (212) 992-8162


Christopher Sprigman teaches intellectual property law, antitrust law, competition policy and comparative constitutional law. His scholarship focuses on how legal rules affect innovation and the deployment of new technologies.

Professor Sprigman received his B.A. with honors from the University of Pennsylvania in 1988. He attended the University of Chicago Law School, serving as a comment editor of the University of Chicago Law Review and graduating with honors in 1993. Following graduation, Professor Sprigman clerked for Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and for Justice Lourens H. W. Ackermann of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. He also taught at the law school of the University of the Witwatersrand, in Johannesburg, South Africa. From 1999 to 2001, Professor Sprigman served as appellate counsel in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he worked on U.S. v. Microsoft, among other matters. He then joined the Washington, DC, office of King & Spalding, where he was elected a partner. In 2003, he left law practice to become a Residential Fellow at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School.


J.D. University of Chicago Law School

B.A. University of Pennsylvania