- Professor of Law, Chapman University
Professor Bell is a professor of law at Chapman University, in Orange, California. His areas of expertise include telecommunications deregulation, Internet law, intellectual property, and public policy for the high-tech industry.
He has written a variety of papers on intellectual property and Internet law and edits the online casebook, Internet Law. While in law school, Professor Bell he served both as a member of the University of Chicago Law Review and as articles editor and co-founder of the University of Chicago Legal Roundtable. After graduating in 1993 law school, Professor Bell joined the Silicon Valley law firm of Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati. He entered teaching in 1995 as an assistant professor of law in the Program in Law and Technology at the University of Dayton School of Law. During a yearlong leave of absence from that school, he served as director of telecommunications and technology studies at the Cato Institute in Washington, DC.
In addition to writing a steady stream of scholarly works, Professor Bell has appeared on or been quoted in several print and television news sources. Prof. Bell earned his MA in philosophy from the University of Southern California and his JD from the University of Chicago.