Adam Candeub

Adam CandeubProfessor of Law & Director of the Intellectual Property, Information & Communications Law Program
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 443
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

  • Biography

    Professor Candeub joined the MSU Law faculty in fall 2004. He is also a Fellow with MSU's Institute of Public Utilities. Prior to joining MSU, he served as an advisor at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). From 1998 to 2000, Professor Candeub was a litigation associate for the Washington D.C. firm of Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue and also has served as a corporate associate with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, also in Washington, D.C. Immediately following law school, he clerked for Chief Judge J. Clifford Wallace, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. While in law school, Professor Candeub was an articles editor for the University of Pennsylvania Law Review.

    Professor Candeub's scholarly interests focus on the law and regulation of communications, internet, technology. His numerous articles and scholarly papers have placed him at the center of legal and policy controversies, and he often writes for popular outlets such as the Wall Street Journal and US News. Federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, have cited and relied upon his work.

    He joined the Trump administration in 2019 as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Telecommunications and Information and assumed the role of Acting Assistant Secretary. He later joined the Department of Justice as Deputy Associate Attorney General.

    Professor Candeub is a senior fellow at the D.C.-based Center of Renewing America. He currently serves, by Presidential appointment, on the National Board for Education Sciences.

  • Degrees

    J.D. magna cum laude, Order of the Coif 1995, University of Pennsylvania Law School; B.A. magna cum laude 1990, Yale University

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  • Publications

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    Law Review Articles

    Media Ownership Regulation, the First Amendment, and Democracy’s Future, UC Davis L. Rev.(Spring 2008).

    What Do Commissioners Want? Estimating Regulator Preferences at the Federal Communications Commission (with Keith Brown, Ph.D.) (submitted draft).

    An Economic Theory of Criminal Excuse (draft).

    A Theory of Network Build-Out: The Case of Mobile Telephony (with Peter Alexander, Ph.D. & Brendan Cunningham, Ph.D.) (draft).

    Nonexclusive Intellectual Property Licensing and Antitrust (with Steven Wildman, Ph.D.) (draft).

    Spring Symposium Issue: First Amendment Lochnerism? Emerging Constitutional Limitations on Government Regulation of Non-speech Economic Activity, The First Amendment and Measuring Media Diversity: Constitutional Principles and Regulatory Challenges, 33 N. Kentucky L. Rev. 373 (2006).

    The Law and Economics of Wardrobe Malfunction (with Keith Brown, Ph.D.), 2005 Brigham Young U. L. Rev. 1463.

    Creating A More Child-Friendly Broadcast Media, 3 Mich. State L. Rev. 911 (2005).

    Trinko and Re-grounding the Refusal to Deal Doctrine, 66 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 821 (2005).

    Access Remedies After Trinko” (with Jonathan Rubin & Norman Hawker) in Network Access, Regulation and Antitrust (American Antitrust Institute, 2005).

    Can the FCC Regulate Media Ownership? American Bar Association, Focus on Law Studies (Jan. 2005).

    Network Interconnection and Takings, 54 Syracuse L. Rev. 369 (2004).

    Consciousness and Culpability, 54 Alabama L. Rev. 113 (2002).

    Motive Crimes and Other Minds, Comment, 142 U. Penn. L. Rev. 2071 (1994).

    Supreme Court Shouldn’t Decide Future of Internet (with Peter Yu), The Detroit News, Mar. 29, 2005.

    New FCC Rules Raise Questions about Media Owners’ Political Influence, Amicus Magazine(Summer 2004).