Alexandra Givens is the founding Executive Director of the Institute for Technology Law & Policy. She previously served as Chief Counsel for IP and Antitrust to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary and to its Chairman/Ranking Member, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.). She advised Senator Leahy and developed legislative strategy on matters including patent reform, federal trade secrets legislation, net neutrality, First Amendment issues surrounding online speech, access to medicines, and oversight of mergers and antitrust policy. She previously was a litigator at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York City.
Angela J. Campbell is Professor of Law and co-director of the Institute for Public Representation where she runs the First Amendment and Media Law section. Professor Campbell is one of the nation’s leading experts on children’s online privacy. Her writings include "Restricting the Marketing of Junk Food to Children by Product Placement and Character Selling" in the Loyola Law Review, "Self-Regulation and the Media" in the Federal Communications Law Journal, and "Ads2Kids.com: Should Government Regulate Advertising to Children on the World Wide Web?" in the Gonzaga Law Review. She has also written several U.S. Supreme Court briefs for cases involving the Federal Communications Commission. Prior to joining the Georgetown Law faculty, she was an attorney with the Communications and Finance Section of the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division and in private practice.
David Vladeck is Professor of Law and co-director of the Institute for Public Representation, a clinical law program. He teaches federal courts, civil procedure, administrative law, seminars in First Amendment litigation, and practicums in privacy and technology.” He also recently served as director of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection. Prior to joining the Georgetown Law faculty, Professor Vladeck handled complex litigation for more than 25 years with Public Citizen Litigation Group, a nationally-prominent public interest law firm. He has argued a number of cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and more than sixty cases before federal courts of appeal and state courts of last resort.
Franz Werro is Professor of Law and a member of the Faculté de droit of the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. He teaches and researches in different fields of private law, including the law of obligations, European private law, and comparative law. His scholarship includes the second edition of his treatise on tort law, a number of essays on the impact of EU law on national private law, a monograph on European tort law, as well as articles on comparative and transnational legal studies. He also serves as co-editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Comparative Law and as academic co-director at the Center for Transnational Legal Studies on behalf of Georgetown Law in the 2015-2016 academic year.
Howard Shelanski is Professor of Law and his teaching and research focus on antitrust, regulation, and telecommunications policy. He has taken leave from teaching to work in government on several occasion, most recently as Director of the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission, where he previously served as Deputy Director from 2009-2011. From 1999-2000 he was Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission and from 1998-1999 he served as a Senior Economist for the President’s Council of Economic Advisers at the White House. His scholarship includes the book EU Merger Control: A Legal and Economic Analysis (2014) and the law review article Information, Innovation, and Competition Policy for the Internet.
John R. Thomas is a Professor of Law and teaches courses in patent law and intellectual property. A leading global expert on pharmaceutical patents, Professor Thomas was named the inaugural Thomas Alva Edison Visiting Scholar at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2011. Professor Thomas has published numerous articles and six books on the subject of intellectual property law. His scholarly publications include Pharmaceutical Patent Law (3d ed. 2015), Principles of Copyrights Law (2010), and Cases and Materials on Patent Law (2015).
Julie E. Cohen is Mark Claster Mamolen Professor of Law and Technology and one of the nation’s leading experts in copyright theory and privacy theory. She teaches and writes about copyright, information privacy regulation, and the governance of information and communication networks. Her book Configuring the Networked Self (2012) won the Association of Internet Researchers 2013 Book Award. Professor Cohen’s other scholarship includes numerous articles on copyright law, privacy, and intellectual property, such as the articles What Privacy Is For, Creativity and Culture in Copyright Theory, and The Zombie First Amendment, and the casebook Copyright in a Global Information Economy.
Julie Ross is Professor of Legal Research and Writing and she is a past recipient of the Georgetown Frank Flegal Award for Excellence in Teaching. Her courses have included Legal Practice (Section 3), Legal Research and Writing, Legal Writing Seminar: Theory and Practice for Law Fellows; Music Law Seminar: Changing Landscapes in the Music Industry and the Law that Governs It; Entertainment Law Seminar; Week One: Law in a Global Context; and Transnational Legal Skills. Her scholarship focuses on intellectual property issues and legal writing pedagogy, including the book Commenting, Conferencing and Classroom Teaching (2013) and the article A Generation of Racketeers? Eliminating Civil RICO Liability for Copyright Infringement.
Laura Donohue is Professor of Law and Director of Georgetown’s Center on National Security and the Law and Director of the Center on Privacy and Technology. Professor Donohue writes on U.S. Constitutional Law, American and British legal history, and national security and counterterrorist law in the United States and United Kingdom. Her scholarship includes the forthcoming book The Future of Foreign Intelligence (2016), focusing on the Fourth Amendment and surveillance in a digital world. Her past books include The Cost of Counterterrorism: Power, Politics, and Liberty (2008) that looked at the impact of American and British counterterrorist law on life, liberty, property, privacy, and free speech, and Counterterrorist Law and Emergency Law in the United Kingdom 1922-2000 (2007) that concentrated on measures introduced to address violence in Northern Ireland.
Neel Sukhatme is Associate Professor of Law and his research focuses on empirical patent law and law and economics. He is a patent attorney as well as lead programmer and patent counsel for Spindrop, a music technology company that he co-founded in 2010. His scholarship includes articles in the Harvard Law Review, William & Mary Law Review, Washington and Lee Law Review, and Harvard International Law Journal.
Paul Ohm is Associate Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Center on Privacy and Technology. He specializes in information privacy, computer crime law, internet law, and criminal procedure. He has served as a Senior Policy Advisor for the Federal Trade Commission and as a trial attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice's Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section.
Rebecca L. Tushnet is a Professor of Law focusing on intellectual property and advertising law. She regularly teaches Trademark and Unfair Competition Law, Advertising Law, and first-year Property. She is a nationally-known authority on trademark, copyright, and advertising law. Her publications include “Worth a Thousand Words: The Images of Copyright Law” (Harvard L. Rev. 2012); “Gone in 60 Milliseconds: Trademark Law and Cognitive Science” (Texas L. Rev. 2008); and “Copy This Essay: How Fair Use Doctrine Harms Free Speech and How Copying Serves It” (Yale L.J. 2004). Her blog, at tushnet.blogspot.com, is on the ABA’s Blawg 100 list of top legal blogs. Professor Tushnet helped found the Organization for Transformative Works, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting and promoting fanworks, and currently volunteers on its legal committee. She is also an expert on the law of engagement rings.
Susan Low Bloch is Professor of Law and is the author of numerous scholarly publications in the areas of constitutional and administrative law. Her books include A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution (2013), Inside the Supreme Court: The Institution and Its Procedures (2008) and Supreme Court Politics: The Institution and Its Procedures (1994). Professor Bloch teaches Constitutional Law I and II, Federal Courts, Communications Law, and a seminar on the Supreme Court. She has given lectures and interviews on a variety of topics, including impeachment, presidential immunity, historical overviews of the Supreme Court, the role of the Constitution in the United States and its relevance for emerging democracies.
Tanina Rostain is Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center for the Study of the Legal Profession. Her scholarship focuses on legal ethics in corporate practice as well as on the transformative potential of Internet-based technologies for law practice and legal pedagogy. She has pioneered the class Technology, Innovation and Legal Practice in which student teams, collaborating with legal service providers, build apps that expand access to justice. Professor Rostain has also been involved in efforts to create Internet-based tools to promote learning, and she serves on a university-wide steering committee that oversees Georgetown’s efforts to foster technology-enhanced learning, including the University’s foray into the world of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs).