Henry L. Stimson Professor of Law
Mark Wu is the Henry L. Stimson Professor at Harvard Law School, where he specializes in international trade and international economic law. His writings cover a broad range of topics, including the impact of emerging economies on global governance, digital technologies, trade remedies, environment, and foreign investment.
Professor Wu returns to campus after having served as a Senior Advisor in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and as a member of the Biden-Harris transition team. Prior to academia, he served as the Director for Intellectual Property at USTR.
At Harvard, Professor Wu serves as a 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. He is a past recipient of the Sacks-Freund Award and the HLS Student Government Teaching and Advising Award.
Professor Wu has presented his research before several international organizations including the G20, OECD, UNCTAD, World Bank, and World Trade Organization (WTO). He is a past member of the World Economic Forum's Global Futures Council for Trade and Foreign Direct Investment and of the Advisory Board of the WTO Chairs Programme.
Wu began his career as an economist and operations officer at World Bank in China. He later worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. He also served as a law clerk to Judge Pierre Leval of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
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.