Date: February 22 2013
About Edward Lee
Professor Lee teaches international intellectual property law, copyright law, and trademark law. He joined IIT Chicago-Kent’s faculty in 2010 as a professor of law and director of the Program in Intellectual Property Law.
Professor Lee’s research focuses on the ways in which the Internet, technological development, and globalization challenge existing legal paradigms. He also writes extensively about the Framers’ understanding of the Free Press Clause as a limit on using the Copyright Clause to restrict technologies. In addition to numerous articles, he co-authored a leading casebook with Daniel Chow titled International Intellectual Property: Problems, Cases, and Materials (West Group 2006).
Previously, Professor Lee was a legal writing instructor at Stanford Law School and an attorney at Stanford’s Center for Internet and Society, where he supervised students involved in public interest litigation related to law and technology and the Internet. From 1996 to 1999, Professor Lee was a litigation associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Mayer, Brown & Platt, working at all levels of trial and appellate litigation, including cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. Immediately following law school, he clerked for the Honorable John T. Noonan Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Professor Lee is currently writing a book, The New Free Speech, which analyzes how the Internet shapes people’s understanding of free speech, as evidenced in the mass protests to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA).
Professor Lee is a 1995 cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, where he was an editor and co-chair of the books and commentaries office of the Harvard Law Review. In 1992, he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from Williams College with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy (highest honors) and classics.
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The Intellectual Property in the Trees workshop series is made possible through the generous support of Kay Kitagawa and Andy Johnson-Laird.