Celebration of Professor Dan Burk's Scholarly Contributions

In Memoriam: Remembering Dan L. Burk (1962-2024)

As part of the 15th anniversary of the founding of UC Irvine School of Law, please join us on Friday, February 9, at UC Irvine for a celebration of Professor Dan Burk’s scholarly and other contributions to the legal academy. This all-day event will feature panels of leading legal academics addressing Professor Burk’s work on patent law, the internet, intellectual property and gender, and intellectual property and social theory.

Confirmed speakers include: Professor Ann Bartow (UNH),  Professor Anupam Chander (Georgetown), Professor Colleen Chien (UC Berkeley), Professor Julie Cohen (Georgetown), Professor Carys Craig (Osgoode Hall), Professor Rochelle Dreyfuss (NYU), Professor Jordana Goodman (Chicago-Kent), Professor Tim Holbrook (Denver), Professor Sapna Kumar (Minnesota), Professor Mark Lemley (Stanford), Professor Michael Madison (Pittsburgh),  Professor Laura Pedraza-Fariña (UCLA), Professor Stephanie Plamondon (BYU),  Professor Betsy Rosenblatt (Case Western),  Professor Pam Samuelson (Berkeley),  Professor Jens Schovsbo (Copenhagen), Professor Jessica Silbey (Boston), Professor Kara Swanson (Northeastern), and Professor Siva Thambisetty (London School of Economics).

Please plan to join us!


Schedule of Events

Time Event
9:30-9:45 am  Welcome: UCI Law Dean Austen Parrish
9:45-11:00am Panel I: Internet Law (Cohen, Chander, Madison, Rosenblatt, Samuelson)
11:00-11:15 am Break
11:15 am -12:30 pm Panel II: Patent Law (Dreyfuss, Kumar, Lemley, Thambisetty, Holbrook)
12:30-1:30 pm  Lunch
1:30-2:45 pm Panel III: IP and Gender (Bartow, Chien, Craig, Goodman, Swanson)
2:45-3:00 pm  Break
3:00-4:00 pm Panel IV: IP and Society (Pedraza-Farina, Plamondon, Schovsbo, Silbey)
4:00-4:15 pm  Concluding Remarks
4:15-5:30 pm  Reception