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Philip Weiser



Dean, University of Colorado Law School

Boulder, Colorado

Experience & Areas of Interest:

Dean Phil Weiser is the Dean of the Law School, Thompson Professor of Law, and Executive Director and Founder of the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado. Dean Weiser re-joined the Colorado faculty in June, 2011. From April 2010-June 2011, he served as the Senior Advisor for Technology and Innovation to the National Economic Council Director at the White House. From July 2009-April 2010, he served as the Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the United States Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division.

Before joining Colorado, Weiser had also served as a visiting Professor at the New York University School of Law (2008) and the University of Pennsylvania School of Law (2006). From August 2001 to June 2002, he was a Law and Public Affairs Program Fellow at Princeton University, one of only six law Professors selected as a scholar-in-residence.

Weiser is the Founder and Executive Director of Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship, which focuses on spurring interdisciplinary engagement, facilitating community outreach, and supporting interest in the intersection of technology, policy and business.

From September 1996 to August 1998, Weiser was a Senior Counsel to Joel Klein, Assistant Attorney General of the Department's Antitrust Division, where he advised Klein on antitrust policy in the telecommunications industry as well as participated in civil investigations. He served as the lead agency reviewer of the FTC for the Presidential Transition Team, serves as the co-Chair of the Colorado Innovation Council, was a Special Master for the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, and was a Special Counsel to Cablevision Systems Corporation.

Weiser clerked for Justices Byron R. White (Ret.) and Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the U.S. Supreme Court from September 1995 to August 1996. He also clerked for Judge David M. Ebel, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, from September 1994 to August 1995.


  • J.D. , New York University School of Law, High Honors, (1994)

  • Swarthmore College, High Honors (1990)


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