Henry L. Stimson Professor of Law
On leave, Spring 2021
Mark Wu is the Henry L. Stimson Professor and the Vice Dean for the Graduate Program and International Legal Studies at Harvard Law School. He conducts research on international trade and international economic law. His writings cover a range of topics, including the impact of emerging economies on global governance, digital technologies, trade remedies, environment, and foreign investment.
At Harvard, Wu also serves as the Faculty Co-Director of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. He is affiliated with several university centers including the Asia Center, Center for the Environment, Center for International Development, East Asian Legal Studies, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, and the Harvard Environmental Economics Program.
Wu serves on the Advisory Board of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Chairs Programme. He is a principal liaison to the Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee.
He has presented his research before several international organizations, including the G20, OECD, UNCTAD, World Bank, and WTO. His work and reflections on trade have also been featured in various media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Financial Times, Washington Post, BBC, and NPR. He is a past member of the World Economic Forum's Global Futures Council for Trade and Foreign Direct Investment.
Prior to academia, Wu served as the Director for Intellectual Property in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. In that role, he led the negotiations for the IP chapter of several free trade negotiations and oversaw the Special 301 process. Before government, he worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. He began his career as an economist and operations officer at World Bank in China. He also served as a law clerk to Judge Pierre Leval of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
For his teaching, Wu has been honored with the Sacks-Freund Award and the HLS Student Government Teaching and Advising Award, both of which he received while still a junior faculty member. To date, he is the only recipient of both awards.
Wu received his J.D. from Yale Law School. He earned a M.Sc. in Development Economics from Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. He received his A.B. summa cum laude in Social Studies and East Asian Studies from Harvard University.