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Professor of Law, University of Connecticut

A scholar whose research focuses on intellectual property law and legal history, Steven Wilf is the author of The Law Before the Law (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008), Law’s Imagined Republic: Popular Politics and Criminal Justice in Revolutionary America (Cambridge University Press, 2010), and numerous articles. He founded the Law School’s Intellectual Property Program and served as Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development from 2010-2013. Professor Wilf received both his Ph.D. in history from Yale University and his law degree from Yale Law School in 1995. Prior to joining the faculty, he clerked for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and was the Samuel I. Golieb Fellow in Legal History at NYU Law School.


  • –present
    Professor of Law, University of Connecticut


  • 1995 
    Yale University, JD and PhD