Administration and Faculty
The Co-Directors of the Summer London Law Programme are Geoffrey Bennett and Mark McKenna.
Geoffrey Bennett, Notre Dame Law School, first joined the Notre Dame London faculty in 1992 and has served as a director of the program since 1995. He earned his B.A. from Cambridge University (England) in 1974 and was called to the Bar in 1975. He has taught at the universities of Liverpool, Leeds and City University, London and held visiting professorships at the University of Louisville, Kentucky. His areas of academic interest include cultural property, criminal procedure, the law of education, contract law and comparative law.
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 as follows:
Joseph P. Bauer is a Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame where he teaches Antitrust, Civil Procedure, and Conflict of Laws as well as Copyright and Trademark. Professor Bauer is the co-author of five volumes in the multivolume treatise, Kintner & Bauer, Federal Antitrust Law, as well as many law journal articles in the antirust area. Prior to entering law teaching, he practiced in the antitrust-litigation department of a large New York City law firm. Prof. Bauer earned his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.
He Jing has been practicing law for nearly 14 years, representing domestic and international leading technology companies, famous brands and global industry associations. His Beijing-based practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, antitrust, administrative law analysis and policy matters. Mr. He received his bachelor degrees in Physics and Law from Peking University and his J.D. from the University of Notre Dame.
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 on the Boston University Law Review, and a DPhil from Oxford, where she was the General Editor of the Oxford University Commonwealth La w Journal.
William McGeveran is an Associate Professor and Vance Opperman Research Scholar at the University of Minnesota Law School where his research focuses on the rules governing digital identity and data privacy. He previously clerked for Judge Sandra Lynch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and practiced law as an intellectual property litigator at Foley Hoag LLP in Boston. Professor McGeveran earned a J.D., magna cum laude, from New York University and a B.A., magna cum laude, in political science from Carleton College.