Media Advisory: UC Irvine School of Law to Present Chancellor’s Chair Lecture by Prof. Tony Reese on April 26


WHAT: UC Irvine School of Law presents a Chancellor’s Chair Lecture by Prof. Tony Reese on copyright protection of creative work. The lecture, “What Copyright Owes the Future: Preserving Access to Creative Works,” will explore how changes in law and technology may create obstacles to keeping creative works available to audiences, both now and in the future, and how copyright law might respond to those obstacles.

WHO: Prof. Reese is a leading scholar in the field of copyright and has published numerous articles on copyright law and digital copyright issues in a variety of U.S. and foreign law reviews and collections. He is a co-author of the casebooks Copyright, Patent, Trademark and Related State Doctrines (with Paul Goldstein), Copyright (with Robert Gorman & Jane Ginsburg), and Internet Commerce (with Margaret Jane Radin & John Rothchild). He joined the faculty of UC Irvine School of Law in July 2009 after 10 years of teaching at University of Texas at Austin, School of Law. He has been a visiting professor at Stanford and New York University, and has taught copyright law in several international programs.

Chancellor's Chairs are endowed positions awarded to a very small number of UC Irvine professors across the campus who demonstrate unusual academic merit.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 26, 4:30 to 5:30 pm; reception to follow.

WHERE: Room EDU 1131, UC Irvine School of Law, 401 East Peltason Drive, Irvine, CA 92697-8000. Map and directions to UCI Law

COST: Free with reservation and open to the public; reception follows. One hour of MCLE credit is available. RSVP & questions: or (949) 824-2921.

MEDIA CONTACT: Rex Bossert,, (949) 824-3063.


Opened in August 2009, UC Irvine School of Law seeks to create the ideal law school for the 21st century by doing the best job of training lawyers for the practice of law at the highest levels of the profession. Recruited from prestigious schools, the faculty ranked 9th in the country in scholarly impact in a recent study. The first two classes of students have median grades and LSAT scores comparable to those of classes at top 20 law schools. The school’s innovative curriculum stresses hands-on learning, interdisciplinary study and public service.