BABETTE BOLIEK earned her BA from California State University, Chico, her JD from Columbia University School of Law, and her PhD in Economics from the University of California, Davis. While at Columbia, she was both a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a John M. Olin Fellow for Law and Economics. Her doctoral and subsequent research and writing focuses on the United States telecommunications industry and the consumer welfare effects of regulation within the industry. Boliek clerked for the Honorable Michael B. Mukasey of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and is admitted to practice in the State of New York. Prior to joining the faculty in 2009, she served as a Senior Fellow at the Information Economy Project at George Mason University School of Law and as a Fellow for the Center for Communication Law and Policy, a joint research venture of the University of Southern California Gould School of Law and the Annenberg School of Communication. Prior to her scholarship posts, Boliek practiced corporate law at Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman in New York City.