Frank Pasquale

Professor of Law

Francis King Carey School of Law

University of Maryland

500 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-1786

(410) 706-4820

Blog: Concurring Opionions

Website: University of Maryland faculty profile

Issues: Internet, Search and Advertising, Intellectual Property and Networks, the Internet, and Cloud Computing

About Frank Pasquale

Frank Pasquale is Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. His research agenda focuses on challenges posed to information law by rapidly changing technology, particularly in the health care, Internet, and finance industries. His book The Black Box Society: Technologies of Search, Reputation, and Finance develops a social theory of reputation, search, and finance.


Professor Pasquale has been a Visiting Fellow at Princeton’s Center for Information Technology, and a Visiting Professor at Yale Law School and Cardozo Law School. He was a Marshall Scholar at Oxford University. He has testified before the Judiciary Committee of the House of Representatives, appearing with the General Counsels of Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo. He has also presented before a Department of Health & Human Services/Federal Trade Commission Roundtable and panels of the National Academy of Sciences.


Professor Pasquale is a member of the Harvard-Georgetown Working Group on Market Democracy, and an Affiliate Fellow of Yale Law School’s Information Society Project. He has been named to the Advisory Board of the Electronic Privacy Information Center. He is on the executive board of the Health Law Section of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS), and has served as chair of the AALS section on Privacy and Defamation. He has blogged at Concurring Opinions since 2006, and he also writes at Balkinization, Madisonian, Health Reform Watch, and the Health Law Profs Blog. He has been quoted in the Financial Times, New York Times, The Economist, CNN, and many other media outlets, and has written for the Boston Review.


Professor Pasquale blogs at Concurring Opinions (the Co-Op) and At the Co-Op, his posts focus on methodology in legal scholarship, health law, and IP. The Madisonian blog has a technology focus.


B.A., Harvard University
M.Phil., Oxford University
J.D., Yale Law School