Sean Seymore, ’06 JD, Wins Vanderbilt Faculty Honor

Author: Charles Williams

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NDLS grad Sean Seymore has been named a Chancellor Faculty Fellow by Vanderbilt University.

The appointment extends over two fiscal years and includes additional funding designed to support Professor Seymore’s innovative research into how patent law should evolve in response to scientific advances and how the intersection of law and science should influence the formulation of public policy.

After earning his J.D. from Notre Dame Law School with an Allen Endowment Fellowship, Professor Seymore practiced patent law with Foley Hoag in Boston. He then taught at Washington & Lee University School of Law and Northwestern University School of Law prior to joining the faculty at Vanderbilt Law School.

Before beginning his legal studies, Professor Seymore earned his B.S. in chemistry at the University of Tennessee as a Tennessee Scholar, his M.S. Chem. (with thesis) from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Notre Dame with an Arthur J. Schmitt Presidential Fellowship.