Tom Lin

Klein Hall, Room 618
1719 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Tom C.W. Lin

Associate Professor of Law

Tom C.W. Lin is an Associate Professor of Law at Temple Law School. He was on the faculty of the University of Florida Levin College of Law before joining Temple Law School. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of corporations, securities regulation, privacy, and behavioral law and economics. His current research focuses on financial regulation, emerging financial technologies, and executive governance of public corporations. His scholarship has been published and cited by many leading law journals. Additionally, Professor Lin and his research have been noted by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Ontario Securities Commission, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg News, and The Financial Times. Professor Lin is also a winner of the Richard J. Davis Ethics, Legal, Regulatory Insight Honorable Distinction Award, and a past nominee for the American Law Institute's Young Scholars Medal and the Eric R. Yamamoto Emerging Scholar Award.

Prior to entering academia, Professor Lin practiced law at the New York State Office of the Attorney General and Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York City. He holds a B.A., magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from New York University, and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was an Arthur Littleton Fellow.


  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • B.A., New York University

Teaching & Research Areas

  • Corporations
  • Securities Regulation
  • Business Organizations
  • Financial Regulation
  • Corporate Scandals & Crises
  • Privacy Law

Select Publications

  • Reasonable Investor(s), 95 BOSTON UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 461 (2015) [View Document]
  • National Pastime(s), 55 BOSTON COLLEGE LAW REVIEW 1197 (2014) [View Document]
  • CEOs and Presidents, 47 UC Davis Law Review 1351 (2014) [View Document]
  • The New Financial Industry, 65 Alabama Law Review 567 (2014) [View Document]
  • Vistas of Finance, 61 UCLA Law Review Discourse 78 (2013) [View Document]
  • The New Investor, 60 UCLA Law Review 678 (2013) [View Document]
  • Executive Trade Secrets, 87 Notre Dame Law Review 911 (2012) [View Document]
  • The Corporate Governance of Iconic Executives, 87 Notre Dame Law Review 351 (2011) [View Document]
  • A Behavioral Framework for Securities Risk, 34 Seattle University Law Review 325 (2011) [View Document]
  • Too Big to Fail, Too Blind to See, 80 Mississippi Law Journal 355 (2010) (Book Review) [View Document]
  • Undressing The CEO: Disclosing Private, Material Matters Of Public Company Executives, 11 University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law 383 (2009) [View Document]