Zahr K. Said

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Lead Faculty Director, CASRIP
Associate Professor of Law

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Professor Zahr K. Said is an Associate Professor of Law, and Lead Faculty Director of CASRIP (Center for Advanced Study and Research of Innovation Policy). She holds a Ph.D. in comparative literature from Harvard University, a J.D. from Columbia (where she was a Kent Scholar and served as Articles Editor for the Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts) and a B.A. from U.C. Berkeley (magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa). She taught at the University of Virginia School of Law for three years as a Visiting Professor of Law, and will teach at Stanford Law School during the 2018 academic year. Said's research applies humanistic methods, theories, and texts to problems in legal doctrine and policy. Her work has appeared in the Iowa Law Review, the Cardozo Law Review, the North Carolina Law Review, the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, the Stanford Technology Law Review, and the Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts, among others. Current works in progress examine jury instructions in copyright litigation, and she has undertaken a longer term empirical study of the craft brewing scene in Seattle to study its IP norms. She is the recipient of the UW Law Faculty Scholarship Award (2015), the Philip A. Trautman 1L Professor of the Year Award (2016), and the UW University Global Innovation Fund Grant. She teaches Torts, Copyright, Advanced Copyright, and IP Survey, and has taught Advertising as well as the Proseminar for Ph.D. students, which is an introduction to American jurisprudence.

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