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Richard Warner

Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Center for Law and Computers

Professor Warner joined the IIT Chicago-Kent faculty in 1990. Prior to that, he was an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Southern California and the University of Pennsylvania. He teaches Contracts, Remedies, Jurisprudence, Internet Law, and E-Commerce Law and has published several articles and books on philosophical and legal topics.

Professor Warner was named a Norman and Edna Freehling Scholar in 2002 and is the faculty director of Chicago-Kent's Center for Law and Computers. He is the director of Chicago-Kent's Project Poland and visiting foreign professor at University of Gdańsk, Poland, where he is director of the School of American Law. He is also director of the School of American Law at the University of Wrocław, Poland. From 1994 to 1996, he was president of InterActive Computer Tutorials, a software company, and from 1998 to 2000, he was director of Building Businesses on the Web, an Illinois Institute of Technology executive education program concerning e-commerce.

Professor Warner's research concerns the regulation of business competition on the Internet and Internet security as well as the nature of human rights and their grounding in personal freedom. He has lectured on Internet security at the second United Nations Economic Commission for Europe workshop, "E-Regulations: E-Security and Knowledge Economy," in Geneva, Switzerland, and, at the invitation of the FBI, on global cybercrime before the Chicago Crime Commission. He was the principal investigator for "Using Education to Combat White Collar Crime," a U.S. State Department grant devoted to combating money laundering in Ukraine from 2000 to 2006. He is currently a member of the U.S. Secret Service's Electronic and Financial Crimes Taskforce.

Professor Warner earned his J.D. from the University of Southern California, where he served on the Southern California Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley, and he received his B.A. (with distinction and Phi Beta Kappa) in English from Stanford University.