Jonathan S. Masur received a BS in physics and an AB in political science from Stanford University and his JD from Harvard Law School. After graduating from law school, he clerked for Chief Judge Marilyn Hall Patel of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California and for Judge Richard Posner of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. He joined the Law School faculty in 2007, served as Deputy Dean from 2012 to 2014, and was named the John P. Wilson Professor of Law in 2014. He won the Graduating Students Award for Teaching Excellence in 2014, 2017 & 2022 and the Class Award in 2016 and 2021. Professor Masur is the co-author of Happiness and the Law (University of Chicago Press, 2015) and Patent Law: Cases, Problems, and Materials (2021), an open-source patent law casebook. He has served as director of the Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz Program in Behavioral Law, Finance and Economics since its founding. Professor Masur’s research and teaching interests include patent law, administrative law, behavioral law and economics, and criminal law.

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