Jonathan Weinberg

Professor of Law 

Wayne State University 

(313 577-3942)

    In Fall 2012, Jon is teaching Constitutional Law II and The Law in Cyberspace.

    Before coming to Wayne State in 1988, Jon clerked for then-Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Justice Thurgood Marshall, studied Japanese communications law as a visiting (Fulbright) scholar at the University of Tokyo, and was an associate at the Washington, D.C. law firm of Shea & Gardner.  Since coming to Wayne, he has spent a year in residence at the Federal Communications Commission's Office of Plans and Policy, a semester at Cardozo Law School's Howard M. Squadron Program in Law, Media and Society, and a year on the civil appellate staff of the U.S. Justice Department.  He chaired a working group created by ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers -- the international body seeking to order the domain name system and other aspects of Internet infrastructure) -- to develop recommendations on the creation of new Internet top level domains.

Some selected recent-ish publications

The Right to be Taken Seriously, 67 U. Miami L. Rev. – (forthcoming 2012)

Non-State Actors and Global Informal Governance: The Case of ICANN, in International Handbook on Informal Governance (Thomas Christiansen & Christine Neuhold eds. 2012)

Hard to BELIEVE: The High Cost of a Biometric ID Card (February 2012) (with A. Michael Froomkin), a Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy Research Brief

Governments, privatization and 'privatization': ICANN and the GAC, 18 Mich. Telecom. & Tech. L. Rev. 189 (2011)

The End of Citizenship?, 107 Mich. L. Rev. 931 (2009)

Tracking RFID, 3 ISJLP 777 (2007-08).  A shorter and earlier version of this article was published in Securing Privacy in the Internet Age (Anupam Chander et al. eds., Stanford Law Books 2008)

Site Finder and Internet Governance, 1 U. Ottawa L. & Tech. J. 345 (2004).

ICANN, Internet Stability, and New Top Level Domains, in Communications Policy and Information Technology: Promises, Problems, Prospects 3 (Lorrie Cranor & Shane Greenstein eds., MIT Press 2002).

Digital TV, Copy Control, and Public Policy, 19 Cardozo Arts. & Ent. L.J. 277 (2002)

Geeks and Greeks, 3 Info 313 (2001)

ICANN and the Problem of Legitimacy, 50 Duke L.J. 187 (2000)

Hardware-Based ID, Rights Management, and Trusted Systems, 52 Stan. L.Rev. 1251 (2000).  A shortened and revised version of this article was published in The Commodification of Information 343 (Niva Elkin-Koren & Neil Netanel eds., Springer 2003).