Anu Bradford

Anu H. Bradford (born 1976) is a Finnish-American Professor Law. In 2014, she was named the Henry L. Moses Distinguished Professor of Law and International Organization at the Columbia Law School.

Early life and education

Bradford was born and raised in Tampere, Finland.[2] In her native homeland, she earned her L.L.M degree from the University of Helsinki in 2000 and soon after, flew to attend Harvard Law School on a Fulbright Scholarship. After graduating with another Master of Laws degree from Harvard in 2002, she continued her studies there, until she graduated with an S.J.D. degree from the same alma mater in 2007.[3]


In 2008, Bradford joined the faculty at the University of Chicago as an Assistant Professor of Law.[4] By 2010, she had been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.[5] Two years later, Bradford coined the term Brussels effect, which she named after the similar California effect that can be seen within the United States. The Brussels effect is when the European Union begins to unilateral regulate globalisation.[6] That same year, she joined Columbia Law School as a professor of law and an expert in international trade law.[7]

During the 2016–17 academic year, she served as Chair of the Executive Editorial Board for the Columbia Journal of European Law.[8] She also organized a Antitrust Conference in Paris with fellow Columbia professor Sharyn O'Halloran.[9] A few years later, Bradford co-led a study of Global Competition Laws and Policy with Adam Chilton. The study's goal was to create a collection of global competition laws, also known as Antitrust laws, to allow researchers, lawyers, journalists, and policymakers to study global economics.[10]

Personal life

Bradford and her husband Travis have two children together.[2]


  1. ^ @anubradford (October 14, 2019). "Secrets of the successful dual-career couples via @FT. Interesting question. The secret is to #MarryWell. Thanks to my wonderful husband Travis for equal partnership at work and at home" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  2. ^ a b Siegel, Nathan (March 13, 2015). "WHAT DOES ANU BRADFORD MEAN FOR WORLD IMMIGRATION?". Retrieved January 13, 2020.
  3. ^ "Anu Bradford". Columbia Law School. Retrieved November 26, 2019.
  4. ^ "University of Chicago Law School Announces Additions to Faculty". June 17, 2008. Retrieved January 13, 2020.
  5. ^ "Anu Bradford". Retrieved January 13, 2020.
  6. ^ Beattie, Alan (November 15, 2017). "Why the whole world feels the 'Brussels effect'". Financial Times. Retrieved January 13, 2020.
  7. ^ "Four Distinguished Scholars to Join Faculty". May 14, 2012. Retrieved January 13, 2020.
  8. ^ "Title page". Columbia Journal of European Law. 2017. Retrieved January 13, 2020.
  9. ^ "Professor Anu Bradford Organizes Major Antitrust Conference in Paris". June 22, 2017. Retrieved January 13, 2020.
  10. ^ "Anu Bradford Co-Leads Groundbreaking Study of Global Competition Laws and Policy". November 7, 2019. Retrieved January 13, 2020.

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