Tom C.W. Lin is a Professor of Law at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. His research and teaching expertise are in the areas of corporations, securities regulation, financial technology, financial regulation, and compliance. Professor Lin and his research has been published and cited by numerous leading law journals, and featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Bloomberg News, and The Financial Times, among other media outlets. His research has also been internationally recognized by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and the Ontario Securities Commission, among other regulators. Professor Lin is a past winner of the George P. Williams Memorial Award for Outstanding Professor of the Year and the Richard J. Davis Ethics, Legal, Regulatory Insight Honorable Distinction Award given by the Investment Management Consultants Association, and a past nominee for the American Law Institute’s Young Scholars Medal and the Eric R. Yamamoto Emerging Scholar Award. He was previously on the faculty of the University of Florida Levin College of Law.
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.
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Awards and Recognition
Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching (University Wide) (2018)
George P. Williams, III, Memorial Award for the Outstanding Professor of the Year (2016)
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)