Law Profs on Colbert

Deven Desai

Deven Desai is an associate professor of law and ethics at the Scheller College of Business, Georgia Institute of Technology. He was also the first, and to date, only Academic Research Counsel at Google, Inc., and a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University’s Center for Information Technology Policy. He is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley and the Yale Law School. Professor Desai’s scholarship examines how business interests, new technology, and economic theories shape privacy and intellectual property law and where those arguments explain productivity or where they fail to capture society’s interest in the free flow of information and development. His work has appeared in leading law reviews and journals including the Georgetown Law Journal, Minnesota Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Wisconsin Law Review, and U.C. Davis Law Review.

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5 Responses

  1. Howard Wasserman says:

    So was Noah Feldman.

  2. Colbert’s interview with Neal Katyal was hardly the first with a law professor.

    My own interview with Colbert on Comedy Central occurred several years ago, and was, I think, much tougher than Katyal’s.

    You can be the judge:

  3. Colbert’s interview of Neal Katyal was hardly his first with a law professor.

    My own interview by Colbert,on Comedy Central, occurred several years ago. It was, I think, much tougher than Katyal’s.

    You be the judge:

  4. Steve Lubet says:

    I was interviewed by Stephen Colbert in 1999, when he was still a correspondent on The Daily Show. Alas, it was long before he was able to deliver the famous Colbert notoriety bump (and double alas, I do not have a clip).

    Anyhow, I may well have been the first law prof to be interviewed by Colbert, which just shows how far he has come in a relatively short time.

  5. Get Over Yourselves says:

    “No, he wasn’t first, I was first.”

    “No, no, I certainly preceded you.”

    “Irrelevant: the questions posed me were more thought provoking; I was more charismatic and answered more intelligently.”

    “… I’m taller.”

    “I’m more handsome.”

    Does it never end with you people (that being, law profs). Your endless need for public accolade is irritating; am so happy law school is behind me. Also, how predictable you’re both men …

    “She’s annoying.”

    “Yes, but I was the one who first thought she was annoying …”