Ira Steven Nathenson
Associate Professor of Law
J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, summa cum laude
B.A., University of Pittsburgh College of Arts & Sciences, cum laude
Professor Ira Steven Nathenson teaches Intellectual Property, Cyberlaw, and Civil Procedure. He earned his law degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, graduating summa cum laude and serving as Editor-in-Chief of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review.
Prior to teaching, Professor Nathenson served as a law clerk to the Honorable D. Michael Fisher and the Honorable Joseph F. Weis, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Professor Nathenson also practiced at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP (now K&L Gates LLP), where he focused on copyright, trademark, and internet law.
Professor Nathenson's scholarship appears in journals such as the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, the University of Pittsburgh Law Review, the University of Louisville Law Review, the Intercultural Human Rights Law Review, the Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal, and the Akron IP Journal. He has twice won the nationally recognized Ladas Memorial Award for his writings on trademarks and the internet. His scholarship focuses on cyberlaw, online rights enforcement, human rights, procedural justice, and legal education.
Professor Nathenson's publications include:
- Super-Intermediaries, Code, Human Rights, 8 INTERCULTURAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW REVIEW 19 (2013).
- Best Practices for the Law of the Horse: Teaching Cyberlaw and Illuminating Law through Online Simulations, 28 SANTA CLARA COMPUTER AND HIGH TECHNOLOGY LAW JOURNAL 657 (2012).
- Navigating the Uncharted Waters of Teaching Law with Online Simulations, 38 OHIO NORTHERN UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 535 (2012).
- Civil Procedures for a World of Shared and User-Generated Content, 48 UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE LAW REVIEW 911 (2010).
- Looking for Fair Use in the DMCA's Safety Dance, 3 AKRON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY JOURNAL 121 (2009).
- Internet Infoglut and Invisible Ink: Spamdexing Search Engines with Meta Tags, 12 HARVARD JOURNAL OF LAW & TECHNOLOGY 43 (1998).
- Showdown at the Domain Name Corral: Property Rights and Personal Jurisdiction Over Squatters, Poachers and Other Parasites, 58 UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH LAW REVIEW 911 (1997).
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