Professor Jessica Litman Addresses Copyright Reform
Professor Jessica Litman, a leading expert on intellectual property and trademark law, delivered the 2008 distinguished intellectual property Lecture on “Copyright Reform” on March 20 at the School of Law.
An acclaimed author and lecturer, professor Litman teaches copyright law, trademark law and internet law at the University of Michigan School of Law. Before joining the faculty at Michigan, she also taught law at Wayne State University, NYU and American University Washington College of Law. She is the author of the book, Digital Copyright, and co-author of the casebook, Trademark and Unfair Competition Law: Cases and Materials.
Professor Litman is a trustee of the Copyright Society of the USA and a member of the advisory board for Public Knowledge, a Washington, D.C.-based public advocacy organization. She is also a member of the Intellectual Property and Internet Committee of the ACLU.
if the name sounds familiar, that’s because Professor Litman is part of a family of distinguished attorneys. She is the daughter of Roslyn M. Litman, ’52, founder of the Litman Law Firm, an adjunct faculty member and a member of the School of Law’s Board of Visitors, and the late S. David Litman, ’51. Professor Litman’s brother, Harry, is a former U.S. attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania.