Anu Bradford joined the faculty as professor of law in July 2012. She is a scholar of international economic law and European Union law, and was the Visiting Assistant D'Atri Professor of Law, Business, and Society at Columbia Law School in the fall of 2011. From 2008 to 2012, she was an assistant professor at the University of Chicago Law School, where she specialized in international trade law. Before joining the University of Chicago faculty, she taught at Harvard College, Brandeis University, and the University of Helsinki Faculty of Law.
Bradford earned her S.J.D. (2007) and LL.M. (2002) degrees from Harvard Law School and also holds a law degree from the University of Helsinki. After completing her LL.M. studies as a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard Law School, Bradford practiced antitrust law and European Union law at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in Brussels for two years before returning to Harvard for her doctoral studies. She has also served as an adviser on economic policy in the Parliament of Finland and as an expert assistant to a member of the European Parliament.
In 2010, Bradford was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. She is a member of the New York bar and is qualified to practice law in Finland.