John A. Reilly Clinical Professor of Law
Susan Crawford is the John A. Reilly Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. She previously was Obama’s special assistant to the president for science, technology, and innovation policy and co-led the FCC transition team between his and the Bush administrations. Earlier in her career, Crawford was a partner at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering. As an academic, she teaches courses about climate adaptation and public leadership. Crawford is the author of several books, including Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age and Fiber: The Coming Tech Revolution and Why America Might Miss It. Her latest is Charleston: Race, Water, and the Coming Storm. One of Politico’s 50 Thinkers, Doers and Visionaries Transforming Politics in 2015; one of Fast Company’s Most Influential Women in Technology (2009); IP3 Awardee (2010); one of Prospect Magazine’s Top Ten Brains of the Digital Future (2011); and one of TIME Magazine’s Tech 40: The Most Influential Minds in Tech (2013). Ms. Crawford received her B.A. and J.D. from Yale University. She served as a clerk for Judge Raymond J. Dearie of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
- J.D. Yale Law School, 1989
- B.A. Yale University, 1984
FavoriteSusan P. Crawford, First Amendment Common Sense, 127 Harv. L. Rev. 2343 (2014).
FavoriteSusan P. Crawford, Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age (Yale Univ. Press 2013).
- Susan Crawford, Charleston: Race, Water, and the Coming Storm (forthcoming Apr. 2023).
- Susan Crawford, FIBER: The Coming Tech Revolution--And Why America Might Miss It (2019).
- Susan Crawford, Trump’s Big Telecom Giveaway, N.Y. Times, Apr. 17, 2017, at A17.