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Property Classes (1L, Spring 2018)


In Property class, you learn about the laws governing property ownership.

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Advocates: Professor Craig A. Nard

Craig A. Nard is the Galen J. Roush Professor of Law and the Director of the Spangenberg Center for Law, Technology & the Arts. He is also a Senior Lecturer at the World Intellectual Property Organization Academy at the University of Torino, Italy, and Principal Advisor to the Center for Studies and Research in Intellectual Property in Calcutta, India.

Nard practiced intellectual property law in Dallas, Texas prior to becoming the Julius Silver Fellow in Law, Science, and Technology at Columbia University School of Law. After his fellowship, he clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. for the Honorable Helen W. Nies, and then the Honorable Giles S. Rich. Nard has published in various law reviews, including the Northwestern Law Review, Georgetown Law Journal, Minnesota Law Review, Illinois Law Review, Boston University Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, Review of Law & Economics, William & Mary Law Review and the Wake Forest Law Review. He is also the author of the patent law casebook, The Law of Patents (Aspen Publishers 3d Ed. 2014), and The Law of Intellectual Property (Aspen Publishing - 4th Ed. (2014) (with Madison and McKenna).

In 2014-15, Nard was voted "Professor of the Year" by the First-Year law school class. This award is given to those professors who best contributed to the first year law school learning experience.

Nard served as member of the Northern District of California Advisory Committee on Model Patent Jury Instructions appointed by the Honorable Ronald M. Whyte of the Northern District of California. He is licensed to practice before the Patent and Trademark Office and is a member of the Texas bar.

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Barristers: Professor Timothy Webster

Tim Webster is Associate Professor of Transnational Law and Director of Asian Legal Studies at Case Western Reserve University. He is also the U.S. Director of the Joint Program in International Commercial Law and Dispute Resolution, an innovative program offered by Case Western Reserve and Southwest University of Political Science and Law (Chongqing, China) to teach the next generation of international business lawyers.

Professor Webster teaches and researches human rights, investment, trade and litigation in East Asia. His scholarship has appeared in the Columbia, Michigan, Northwestern and Pennsylvania international law journals; as well as in books published by Cambridge and Oxford University Presses. He has testified before Congress, written for the popular media, and translated judicial opinions from Japanese and Chinese. Professor Webster has lectured in French, Mandarin and Japanese to scholarly, judicial, and lay audiences in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America.

Before joining the Case Western Reserve faculty, Webster was a lecturer at Yale Law School and senior fellow at its China Law Center. He has been a visiting professor at University of Paris (Dauphine) and National Taiwan University. Prior to his academic career, he practiced international dispute resolution in the New York and Tokyo offices of Morrison Foerster, and clerked for Judge Joseph Tauro, of U.S. District Court, in Boston.

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Professor Nard's Library Liaison: Judy Kaul

Judith Kaul is the Reference and Electronic Research Services Librarian. She works closely with the University Office of Counsel to license our subscriptions. She manages research services promotion from a public services perspective as well as coordinates the evaluation and acquisition of electronic research services. She assists with teaching legal research aspects of LLEAP and provides legal research sessions for seminars and in the Advanced Legal Research course. She assists with plagiarism prevention education. She is the reference liaison to the Spangenberg Center for Law, Technology & the Arts and the Journal of Law Technology and the Internet.

Professor Webster's Library Liaison: Lisa Peters

Lisa Peters is the Reference and Scholarly Communications Librarian. She teaches classes for CORE and Advanced Legal Research and manages the library’s digital repositories. In particular, she aids students and faculty in environmental, tax and business research. She is the library liaison to the Case Western Reserve Law Review. Shehas been employed at the library since 2000. She holds a JD from Georgetown University Law Center, a MA in philosophy from the University of Illinois, Chicago Circle and a MLS in Library Science from Rutgers University.