Professor Richard Warner

Head of SAL


Richard Warner is Professor and Norman and Edna Freehling Scholar at the Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he is the Faculty Director of Chicago-Kent’s Center for Law and Computers and director of Chicago-Kent's Project Poland.

From 1994 to 1996, he was president of InterActive Computer Tutorials, a software company, and from 1998 to 2000, he was director of Building Businesses on the Web, an Illinois Institute of Technology executive education program concerning e-commerce. 

He has lectured on Internet security at the second United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, "E-Regulations: E-Security and Knowledge Economy," in Geneva, Switzerland.

He was the principal investigator for "Using Education to Combat White Collar Crime," a U.S. State Department grant devoted to combating money laundering in Ukraine from 2000 to 2006.

He is currently a member of the U.S. Secret Service’s Electronic and Financial Crimes Taskforce. 

He is a visiting foreign professor at University of Gdańsk, Poland, and the Director of the Schools of American Law (with branches in Poland and Georgia).

He is the Editor In Chief of Emerging Markets: A Review of Business and Legal Issues. 

He has a Ph. D. in philosophy, and before joining Chicago-Kent, he was an assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Southern California; he has published extensively in philosophy, including Freedom, Enjoyment, and Happiness (Cornell, 1980). 

The current focus of his law-related research is on the role of norms in contracting, privacy, and online security.  He is the co-author, with Robert Sloan of Unauthorized Access:  The Crisis in Online Privacy and Information Security, Chapman and Hall/CRC, forthcoming 2013.