Administration and Faculty

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Colleen P. Graffy and Mark McKenna are the co-directors of the Summer London Law Programme.

Colleen P. Graffy is a former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, serving under Condoleezza Rice in the U.S. State Department and associate professor of law at Pepperdine University School of Law. She was called to the Bar of England and Wales and is a Barrister and Bencher at Middle Temple. She was the Academic Director of Pepperdine University’s London Programme for over 20 years and is the Chairman of SEAL, the Society of English and American Lawyers. She specializes in public international law, international environmental law and international criminal law. She earned her B.A. from Pepperdine University, M.A. from Boston University, law degree from the Inns of Court School of Law and LLM from King’s College, London. She is a frequent commentator on radio and television in Britain on US foreign policy and politics and has written op-eds for the Washington Post, Wall St. Journal and the Los Angeles Times.

Mark P. McKenna teaches and writes in the area of intellectual property. Professor McKenna is widely recognized as a leading scholar in the trademark area, having published a number of articles in leading law journals on the topic of trademark law. He has also written about design patent, copyright, the right of publicity, and the intersection of intellectual property rights regimes. Some of his latest projects include an empirical study of Lanham Act false advertising decisions, a comparative analysis of innovation institutions and failures, and a study of the ways IP law understands product dimensions. Professor McKenna graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Economics and earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Other faculty members are expected to be:

Tanya Aplin specializes in the area of intellectual property law, having joined the Dickson Poon School of Law as a lecturer in September 2002. She was previously a lecturer in law at Robinson College, Cambridge, and a research fellow at Murdoch University. Aplin graduated from Murdoch University, Western Australia with LL.B. and B.A. degrees and from the University of Oxford with a B.C.L. and D.Phil. She has been a visiting scholar at Boalt School of Law, at the University of California Berkeley, a distinguished visiting scholar at the TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland, visiting fellow at the School of Law, University of New South Wales and a senior fellow at Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne. Aplin has also been a visiting lecturer on numerous law programs, including those offered by the IP Academy Singapore, Pepperdine School of Law, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, Melbourne Law School, and Turin Law School.

Rochelle Cooper Dreyfuss holds B.A. and M.S. degrees in chemistry and was a research chemist before entering Columbia Law School, where she served as articles and book review editor of the Columbia Law Review. She is a member of the American Law Institute and served as a reporter for its Intellectual Property: Principles Governing Jurisdiction, Choice of Law, and Judgments in Transnational Disputes project. Dreyfuss clerked for Judge Wilfred Feinberg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and for Chief Justice Warren Burger of the U.S. Supreme Court. She was a member of the National Academies’ Committee on Science, Technology, and Law, the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society, and a consultant to the Federal Courts Study Committee, the Presidential Commission on Catastrophic Nuclear Accidents, and the Federal Trade Commission.

Woodrow Hartzog is an associate professor at Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law. He is also an affiliate scholar at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School. He has served as a visiting associate professor at the Notre Dame Law School. His research on privacy, contracts, media, and robotics has been published in numerous law reviews and peer-reviewed publications such as the Columbia Law Review, California Law Review, and Michigan Law Review and popular publications such as The Guardian, Wired, The Atlantic, CNN and BBC. His book, “Privacy’s Blueprint: The Battle to Control the Design of New Technologies”, is under contract with Harvard University Press.

Dr. Barbara Lauriat is a lecturer in Law at King’s College London, where her research is primarily on the history of copyright. She is also a research fellow at the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre (OIPRC) in the Oxford Law Faculty and an Academic Fellow of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. Before joining King’s, she was the Career Development Fellow in Intellectual Property Law in Oxford. Dr. Lauriat holds a B.A. and J.D. from Boston University, where she served as an editor of the Boston University Law Review, and a DPhil from Oxford, where she was the general editor of the Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal.

Makeen F. Makeen practices intellectual property law, focusing on comparative copyright law; information technology law; comparative commercial law and civil and commercial law of the Middle East.