Describe your scholarship.
My scholarship focuses primarily on copyright law. Much of my work addresses the challenges that digital technologies and computer networks have posed for copyright law. Another thread of my writing has explored copyright issues related to libraries, archives, and museums, particularly involving the preservation of works of authorship and their availability to the public.
What excites you most about joining the new law school faculty?
I’m excited to be joining such a terrific group of faculty colleagues and to be working with such a strong team of administrators, with the leadership of a superb dean. I’m excited to work with our students, who are not only extremely talented but who have also demonstrated a real pioneering spirit in taking up the responsibility of helping to start a new law school and to develop its culture, organizations, and traditions. I’m excited about the possibility of working with students and faculty in other departments on campus to explore how copyright law affects people engaged in various artistic and intellectual endeavors. And, having come to Southern California regularly for over 25 years to visit family, I’m excited to be living here for the first time.
What is your teaching style?
In teaching a complex subject like copyright law, I try to make sure that my students see both the forest and the trees. When we take up a particular topic in class, I want to help students understand that topic at a fairly detailed level, but also to understand how the topic fits together with the others that we have already considered or will soon take up, and how that topic relates to the deep policy questions in the field and to the practice of law in the area.