Interview with H. Tomas Gomez-Arostegui

– The program gave me an opportunity to study under scholars who were highly accomplished in their fields.

H. Tomas Gomez-Arostegui earned his LL.M. degree in ICT Law from the NRCCL in 2004. Prior to attending the LL.M. program, Tomas practiced with the law firms of O'Melveny & Myers LLP in California and Hogan & Hartson LLP in Colorado.

H. Tomas also served as a law clerk to Judge Edward Rafeedie of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California from 1997 to 1998, and for Judge John C. Porfilio of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit from 1998 to 1999.

After serving as a Visiting Researcher and Lecturer at the NRCCL and the Department of Private Law in 2005-2006, under the auspices and supervision of Dr. Lee Bygrave, Tomas accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Law at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A. He now teaches courses in International Intellectual Property Law, Torts, Cyberspace Law, and Information Privacy Law, among others.

Tomas has remarked that his experience at the University of Oslo was a special and valuable one.

– When I went on the teaching market in the United States, prospective employers reacted positively to my LL.M. degree. It enabled me to offer a perspective and experience that differed from other candidates who had studied only in the United States.

Tomas is happy to talk about his time in the program with any prospective applicants to the program and may be contacted at He also maintains a webpage at

Published June 6, 2012 10:00 AM - Last modified Jan. 31, 2022 11:05 AM