Tom C.W. Lin is an Associate Professor of Law at Temple Law School. He was previously on the faculty of the University of Florida Levin College of Law. His research and teaching expertise are in the areas of corporations, securities regulation, financial technology, financial regulation, compliance, and privacy. His scholarship has been published and cited by numerous leading law journals. Additionally, Professor Lin and his research have been recognized by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Ontario Securities Commission, The Wall Street JournalBloomberg News, and The Financial Times, among other regulators and media outlets. Professor Lin is also 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.

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

  • 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)
  • University of Florida College of Law Faculty Commencement Speaker (2013)