Workshop on Governing Knowledge Commons, an interdisciplinary research network


[See slide decks from recent presentations here.]


Data Models and the DMCA
Symposium: The Digital Millennium Copyright Act at 20, Texas A&M University School of Law, Fort Worth, Texas, March 24, 2018

Fantastic Fair Use and Where to Find It
Works in Progress Intellectual Property (WIPIP), Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Cleveland, Ohio, February 16, 2018

An Invitation Regarding Law and Legal Education, and Imagining the Future (February 12, 2018). U. of Pittsburgh Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-03


Biobanks as Knowledge Institutions
Global Genes, Local Concerns Seminar, University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law, Copenhagen, Denmark, November 3, 2017

Teaching Leadership From the Bottom Up
6th Annual Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Conference: To Serve Tomorrow’s Lawyers, Denver, CO, October 5, 2017

Governing University Knowledge Commons
Ninth Annual ISHTIP Workshop, University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Toronto, ON, June 12, 2017

What is Law School For? Teaching Through a Paradigm Shift
Vincent C. Immel Lecture on Teaching Law, St. Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, MO, April 20, 2017

Three Things About Things
The Art and Science of the IP Deal, University of Washington School of Law, Seattle, WA, April 7, 2017

Authority and Authorship and Codes
Second Annual Lastowka Cyberlaw Colloquium, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, Philadelphia, PA, February 3, 2017

Comment on Lawrence Liang, “Erotic Encounters of an Extra Judicial Kind”
University of Pittsburgh Department of English & Asian Studies Center Speakers Series, Pittsburgh, PA, January 27, 2017

Comment on Johanna Hartelius, “The Infrastructural Commons: The Creative Commons Licenses”
University of Pittsburgh Humanities Center Colloquium, Pittsburgh, PA, January 12, 2017


Patterns and Fair Use in Copyright 2: The Sequel
Copyright in the Public Interest: A Conference Reflecting on the Scholarship of Peter Jaszi
American University Washington College of Law, Washington DC, November 18, 2016

Governing Medical Knowledge Commons
University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law, Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law, Cambridge, UK, October 25, 2016 [listen here]

Copyright in the Era of Big Data
Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Free University of Brussels), Brussels, Belgium, October 24, 2016

Governing Knowledge Commons (keynote)
IASC Third Thematic Conference on Knowledge Commons, Paris, France, October 22, 2016

Digital Badging
5th Annual Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Conference: Learning Outcomes for Hire, Denver, CO, September 22, 2016

Information Abundance and Knowledge Commons
Munich Summer Institute, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Germany, June 22, 2016

Governing Medical Commons

  • Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, Stanford Law School, Stanford, CA, August 12, 2016
  • 8th Conference on Innovation and Communications Law, University of Eastern Finland (UEF) Law School, Joensuu, Finland, May 25, 2016
  • Centre for Information and Innovation Law (CIIR) Update on current intellectual property research, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, May 19, 2016

Big Data and Commons Challenges for Researchers
University of Copenhagen Program on Global Genes, Local Concerns; Conference: Legal dimensions of Big Data in the Health and Life Sciences – from intellectual property rights and global pandemics to privacy and ethics, Copenhagen, Denmark, May 20, 2016

Leading New Lawyers
University of Tennessee College of Law, Institute for Professional Leadership Symposium on Professional Leadership Education, Knoxville, TN, April 1, 2016

Laws of the Game: Who Owns Soccer?

  • Intellectual Property in All the New Places Symposium, Texas A&M University School of Law, Fort Worth, TX, April 15, 2016
  • University of Indiana Indianapolis Robert H. McKinney School of Law Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation Distinguished Lecture Series, Indianapolis, IN, March 29, 2016


  • Book launch for Governing Medical Knowledge Commons, New York University School of Law, New York, NY, October 2017
  • Commenter, Copyright as Culture: Ethnography of the Law, the Global, and Turkey’s Music Industry (David Fossum), University of Pittsburgh Humanities Center Colloquium Series, Pittsburgh, PA, October 2017
  • Panelist, The New Cybersecurity Playbook: Innovating and Protecting the Digital Frontier, Thrival Innovation 2017, Pittsburgh, PA, September 2017
  • Commentator, The Ninth Annual Junior Scholars in Intellectual Property (JSIP) Workshop, Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, MI, May 2017
  • Symposium/Workshop: The Next Steps of a Professional Formation Social Movement, University of St. Thomas School of Law, Holloran Center, Minneapolis, MN, February 2017
  • Basic Concepts of Intellectual Property Law, UPMC Enterprises Brown Bag Series, Pittsburgh, PA, December 2016
  • 5th Annual Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Conference: Learning Outcomes for Hire, Denver, CO, September 2016
  • Symposium on International and Comparative User Rights in the Digital Economy, American University, Washington College of Law, Washington DC, March 2016
  • Host, Lastowka Cyberlaw Colloquium, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA, February 2016
  • Elected to membership in the American Law Institute, January 2016


[Last updated 12 February 2018]