Yan Fang


Doctoral Candidate in Jurisprudence and Social Policy (ABD)


I am a sociolegal researcher, lawyer, and doctoral candidate in Jurisprudence and Social Policy. I write in the areas of privacy law, organizations, information, and legal institutions.

Previously, I worked as an attorney for the Federal Trade Commission. I also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Deborah L. Cook of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the Honorable Nancy F. Atlas of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

I have a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, and an A.B., magna cum laude, from Harvard College.


Conversations in Law and Society: Oral Histories of the Emergence and Transformation of the Movement, 16 ANNU. REV. LAW. SOC. SCI. (2020) (with Calvin Morrill, Lauren Edelman, and Rosann Greenspan)

FTC Privacy and Data Security Enforcement and Guidance Under Section 5, 25:2 COMPETITION 89 (2016) (with Alexander Reicher)

The Death of the Privacy Policy? Effective Disclosures after In re Sears, Note, 25 BERKELEY TECH. L.J. 671 (2010)