Richard Warner

    Richard Warner is Professor of Law at the Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he is a Norman & Edna Freehling Scholar, and Faculty Director of the Center for Law and Computers.  He is director of Chicago-Kent's Project Poland.  From 1994-96, he was president of InterActive Computer Tutorials, a software company, and from 1998-2000, he was the director of Building Businesses on the Web, an Illinois Institute of Technology executive education program concerning e-commerce.    

    He 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, and he is currently a member of the United States Secret Service’s Chicago 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.  He was a professor of philosophy at the University of Southern California and the University of Pennsylvania until he joined the Chicago-Kent faculty in 1990.  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'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.