David Grewal

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  • Ph.D., Harvard, 2010
  • J.D., Yale, 2002
  • B.A., Harvard, 1998


David Singh Grewal is Professor of Law at Yale Law School and holds a secondary appointment in the Yale Political Science Department. His teaching and research interests include legal and political theory; intellectual history, particularly the history of economic thought; global economic governance and international trade law; intellectual property law and biotechnology; and law and economics.

His first book, Network Power: The Social Dynamics of Globalization, was published by Yale University Press in 2008. His second book, The Invention of the Economy, is forthcoming from Harvard University Press. He has published on legal topics in the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, and several other law reviews, and on a variety of questions in political theory and intellectual history in several peer-reviewed journals. His public writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Huffington Post, and elsewhere.

Since 2017, he has been on the Executive Committee of the Yale University Humanities Program. He is a Faculty Fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School and a member of the Board of Directors of the BioBricks Foundation. During 2016-2017, he was on leave as the Herman Phleger Visiting Professor of Law at Stanford University. Before joining Yale Law School, he was a Junior Fellow of the Harvard University Society of Fellows. He holds B.A. (Economics) and Ph.D. (Political Science) degrees from Harvard and a J.D. from Yale Law School.


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