Faculty - Law, Technology & Arts

Robert  Gomulkiewicz

Robert Gomulkiewicz

UW Law Foundation Professor of Law
Faculty Director of the Law, Technology & Arts Group
Professor of Law

Professor Gomulkiewicz joined the UW School of Law faculty in 2002 to direct the graduate program in Intellectual Property Law and Policy. He now serves as the Faculty Director of the Law, Technology & Arts Group and the Faculty Advisor for the Washington Law Review. Professor Gomulkiewicz's scholarship focuses on intellectual property licensing. His publications include both a treatise and a casebook on licensing law, as well as numerous articles on mass market licensing and open source software. He is also the author of the Simple Public License (SimPL) which is a plain language rendering of the venerable GNU General Public License. During the 2008-09 academic year he visited at Oxford University's Intellectual Property Research Centre. ... more

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Sean  O'Connor

Sean O'Connor

Assistant Dean for Law, Business & Technology Initiatives
Professor of Law

Professor O'Connor's research focuses on intellectual property and business law with regard to start-ups and commercializing technology and arts innovation. His teaching and law practice specialize in transactions and the strategic role of the general counsel. Professor O'Connor received his law degree from Stanford Law School, a master's degree in philosophy from Arizona State University, and a bachelor's degree in history from University of Massachusetts. He has published numerous articles and book chapters and lectures frequently around the world. Professor O'Connor's award-winning research has been funded by the National Academies of Science, International Intellectual Property Institute, Kauffman Foundation, and the Center for Protection of Intellectual Property (George Mason University), in many cases through competitive fellowships. He is currently working on Method+ology and the Means of Innovation to be published by Oxford University Press.  ... more

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Anita  Ramasastry

Anita Ramasastry

Professor of Law
UW Law Foundation Professor of Law
Director, Graduate Program in Sustainable International Development

Anita Ramasastry is an expert in the fields of business and human rights, anti-corruption and commercial law and development. Her current research focuses on the accountability of economic actors in conflict and weak-governance zones. ... more

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Toshiko  Takenaka

Toshiko Takenaka

Washington Research Foundation/W. Hunter Simpson Professor of Technology Law
Director, CASRIP
Professor of Law

Professor Takenaka, a Washington Research Foundation Simpson Professor of Law, joined the UW law school faculty in 1993 and teaches Patent Law, Advanced Patent Law, Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Innovations in Science and Technology. She is the Director of Center for Advanced Study and Research on Intellectual Property (CASRIP). ... more

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Jane  Winn

Jane Winn

Professor of Law

Professor Winn, of the Law, Technology & Arts Group and a Fulbright Scholar, is a leading international authority on electronic commerce law and technological and governance issues surrounding information security. She joined the faculty in 2002. Her current research interests include electronic commerce law developments in the United States, the European Union, and China. She is coauthor of Law of Electronic Commerce and the casebook Electronic Commerce. ... more

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Ryan  Calo

Ryan Calo

Assistant Professor of Law

Professor Calo researches the intersection of law and emerging technology, with an emphasis on robotics and the Internet. His work on drones, driverless cars, privacy, and other topics has appeared in law reviews and major news outlets, including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and NPR. Professor Calo has also testified before the full Judiciary Committee of the United States Senate. In 2014, he was named one of the most important people in robotics by Business Insider. ... more

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Zahr  Said

Zahr Said

Assistant Professor of Law

Professor Zahr Said is an Assistant Professor. She came to the UW after completing a stint as a visiting professor at the University of Virginia School of Law. Zahr earned her B.A. from UC Berkeley (magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa), her J.D. from Columbia (where she served as Articles Editor for the Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts, and was a Kent Scholar) and a Ph.D. in comparative literature from Harvard University. ... more

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Signe  Naeve

Signe Naeve

LTA Associate Director & Law Lecturer
Associate Director, Law, Technology & Arts Group
Law Lecturer

Signe Naeve is the Associate Director for the Law, Technology & Arts Group where she teaches classes on copyright, trademark, international IP, First Amendment and IP, and legal research and writing. She also frequently lectures on specialized topics such as orphan works, geographical indicators, trade dress protection for non-traditional marks, and secondary liability for digital media. ... more

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Jennifer  Fan

Jennifer Fan

Managing Director, Entrepreneurial Law Clinic & Law Lecturer
Law Lecturer

Jennifer Fan is a lecturer and Managing Director for the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic. She joined the clinical faculty in 2010. Before joining the faculty, she was a senior associate in the corporate securities group at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Professor Fan was also the inaugural director of the Pro Bono Program of the John and Terry Levin Center for Public Service and Public Interest Law at Stanford Law School. Previously, she served as the Vice President and Director of Legal Affairs of the Asian Pacific Fund, a community foundation serving the Asian American community in the Bay Area. Professor Fan is admitted to practice in California, New York and Washington. ... more

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William  Covington

William Covington

Director, Technology Law & Public Policy Clinic
Senior Law Lecturer

Professor Covington joined the UW law school faculty in 2003 as an Assistant Professor and Director of the Technology Law and Public Policy Clinic. Prior to his selection as clinic director, Professor Covington was a principal at the North Star Group consulting firm where he worked with municipalities on land use legislation, infrastructure development, and taxation policies applicable to high tech businesses. Ten years of service with McCaw Cellular Communications (now Cingular) and previous work as regulatory counsel for Group W Cable (now Comcast) provided him with a wealth of in-depth experience in the field of telecommunications law and policy. ... more

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Dongsheng  Zang

Dongsheng Zang

Director, Asian Law Center & Chinese Legal Studies
Associate Professor of Law

Professor Zang joined the faculty full-time in 2006, after serving as a visiting professor in 2005-06. His academic interests include international trade law, and comparative study of Chinese law, with a focus on the role of law and state in response to social crises in the social transformation in China. He holds an S.J.D. and LL.M. from Harvard Law School, in addition to his LL.M. from Renmin University (Beijing) and LL.B. from Beijing College of Economics. His doctoral dissertation, One-way Transparency: The Establishment of the Rule-based International Trade Order and the Predicament of Its Jurisprudence, was awarded the 2004 Yong K. Kim '95 prize. He was a research fellow at the East Asia Legal Studies at Harvard Law School during the 2004-05 academic year. ... more

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Kate  O'Neill

Kate O'Neill

Professor of Law

Professor O'Neill joined the UW law school faculty in 1993 to direct and teach in the Basic Legal Skills Program.  She has been teaching legal analysis, research, and writing since 1983, first at New York University and then at Brooklyn Law School.  Her teaching and research interests include copyrights, contracts, professional skills development, learning theory, jurisprudence, legal rhetoric, and law and literature. Before teaching, Professor O'Neill was in private practice in New York for three years.  ... more

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Last updated 10/9/2013