Date: March 6, 2006
Lewis & Clark Law School Intellectual Property Distinguished Visitor
Dean ad interim of the Boston School of Law
Monday, March 6-Wednesday, March 8
Dean ad interim O’Rourke joined the faculty of the Boston School of Law after working at IBM Corporation, where she handled a variety of issues associated with software licensing. The intersection of intellectual property law and other fields, such as contract law and antitrust, has long been her primary interest. In addition to teaching courses in commercial law and intellectual property law, O’Rourke helps supervise the student-run Journal of Science and Technology Law. She also is the School’s sixth recipient of the Metcalf Award for Excellence in Teaching, the University’s highest teaching honor.
O’Rourke’s articles have appeared in the law reviews of Columbia, Duke, Iowa, and Minnesota, the technology journals of Berkeley, Harvard, and Boston University, and other publications including the Journal of the Copyright Society. She also co-authored the casebook Copyright in a Global Information Economy. O’Rourke has been invited to lecture and teach at other law schools in this country and abroad, including Columbia University School of Law and LaTrobe University in Australia. She is a nationally recognized scholar in her field and is currently the Associate Reporter on the American Law Institute’s Principles of the Law of Software Contracting project.
The public lecture is free and open to the general public.