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Property (Spring 2019)


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

In this guide, section-specific content is listed with Barristers content following Advocates content.

Advocates: Professor Aaron Perzanowski


Aaron Perzanowski teaches copyright, trademark, and property law. His research on the intersection of intellectual and personal property explores the notion of ownership in a digital economy. And his work on IP and social norms considers the ways in which informal governance influences creative production.

He is the co-author of The End of Ownership (MIT Press 2016) and Creativity Without Law (NYU Press 2017). His work has appeared or is forthcoming in the Berkeley Technology Law Journal, George Washington Law Review, Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, Minnesota Law Review, Northwestern Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, UC Davis Law Review, UCLA Law Review, and the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, among others. He’s been quoted in national and international media outlets including the Wall Street JournalThe New Yorker, NPR, The EconomistForbesLA Times, Wired, BBC, CBC, and la Repubblica.

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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 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.