JSP Student Profile

Yan Fang


Year: 4th Year Grad Student - JSP


Yan's research focuses on how legal actors—particularly commercial and government organizations—navigate informational asymmetries in the digital age. Before her current studies, Yan investigated and litigated consumer protection cases as attorney for the Federal Trade Commission. She has a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, and an A.B., magna cum laude, from Harvard College. After law school, she clerked for the Honorable Deborah L. Cook of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the Honorable Nancy F. Atlas of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.


Conversations in Law and Society: Oral Histories of the Emergence and Transformation of the Movement (forthcoming in Annual Review of Law and Social Science) (with Calvin Morrill, Lauren Edelman, and Rosann Greenspan)

FTC Privacy and Data Security Enforcement and Guidance Under Section 5, 25:2 COMPETITION 89 (2016) (with Alexander Reicher)

The Death of the Privacy Policy? Effective Disclosures after In re Sears, Note, 25 BERKELEY TECH. L.J. 671 (2010)


Information, privacy, and surveillance law; consumer law; sociology of law; legal institutions

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