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. (magna cum laude), New York University

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Awards and Recognition

  • The Investment Management Consultants Association's Richard J. Davis Ethics, Legal, Regulatory Insight Honorable Distinction Award (2015)
  • The American Law Institute Young Scholars Medal Nominee (2015)
  • The Eric R. Yamamoto Emerging Scholar Award Nominee (2013)
  • University of Florida College of Law Faculty Commencement Speaker (2013)