Daniel Deacon

Visiting Assistant Professor of Law

University of California, Irvine, School of Law

Daniel Deacon’s primary interests are in administrative law, civil procedure, and telecommunications and Internet regulation. His work has appeared or will appear in the Yale Law JournalColumbia Law ReviewAdministrative Law ReviewVirginia Law Review, and NYU Law Review. Topics he has written about include executive enforcement discretion, processes for deregulation, and the changing face of communications regulation in the United States.

Prof. Deacon was most recently a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. Prior to joining academia, he was an associate at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, where his practice focused on communications law and appellate litigation. He also clerked for Judge A. Raymond Randolph of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.


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FCC Signals it Will Eliminate Title II Treatment of Internet Service Providers

5/2/17  //  Quick Reactions

FCC's action welcomed by industry but will trigger (another) massive legal fight.

Daniel Deacon

U.C. Irvine School of Law

FCC’s Reversal on Prison Call Rates Demonstrates the Commission’s New Stance

3/29/17  //  Quick Reactions

The FCC has abandoned its legal defense of a 2015 order that placed new caps on the cost of phone calls placed by prison inmates. This reflects a mentality that will have major effects in prisons and elsewhere.

Daniel Deacon

U.C. Irvine School of Law

The Standard Fare of Judges: What Happens When the Judiciary Does What It Always Does

3/28/17  //  Commentary

The Muslim Ban litigation does not involve a "revolt of the judges." As proven by a survey of major and minor cases from the legal canon, this litigation involves only the standard fare of judging.

Daniel Deacon

U.C. Irvine School of Law

Leah Litman

Michigan Law School

Network Neutrality: What’s Next at the FCC?

3/21/17  //  Commentary

Among Obama-era FCC initiatives, none grabbed the public’s attention like the fight over net neutrality. Now that Republicans control the FCC, here's what might happen.

Daniel Deacon

U.C. Irvine School of Law