Cyberspace policy: Professor Babette Boliek speaks at American Enterprise Institute Conference

January 28, 2016 —  Pepperdine Law professor Babette E. Boliek is speaking today at the American Enterprise Institute Conference in Washington, D.C. The conference is on the topic of Cyberspace Policy at Home and Abroad: The Agenda for 2016 and Beyond. Professor Boliek is addressing the topic of “Restoring a market-based approach to US communication policy.”


Professor Babette Boliek

Babette Boliek is an associate professor of law at Pepperdine University School of Law where she teaches a variety of courses including communications law, antitrust, contracts, and corporations. She is a visiting fellow with AEI’s Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology Policy. She holds a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, Davis. Her emphasis on law and economics is apparent in her doctoral and subsequent writings that present theoretical and quantitative analyses of legal issues in the fields of communications, administrative, and antitrust law with particular focus on the effects of regulations on the US telecommunication industry. Her scholarly writings may be found in the Boston College Law Review, Fordham Law Review, Hastings Law Journal, and other scholarly outlets and cover such diverse topics as net neutrality, sports telecasts, agency jurisdiction, and the use of agency emergency powers. While at Columbia, she was both a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a John M. Olin Fellow for Law and Economics. After law school, Dr. Boliek clerked for the Honorable Michael B. Mukasey and practiced law with the New York law firm Friedman, Kaplan, Seiler & Adelman LLP