Ira Steven Nathenson
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
Phone: (305) 474-2454
Office: Faculty Suite, Room 209-G

Curriculum Vitae

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:


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  • Ira s. Nathenson, Aereo's Error, 2 J. Int'l & Comparative L. 171 (2014) SSRN
  • Ira S. Nathenson, Super-Intermediaries, Code, Human Rights,, 8 Intercultural Hum. Rts. L. Rev. 19 (2013). SSRN
  • Ira S. Nathenson, Navigating the Uncharted Waters of Teaching Law through Online Simulations, 38 Ohio N.U.L. Rev. 535 (2012). SSRN
  • Ira S. Nathenson, Best Practices for the Law of the Horse: Teaching Cyberlaw and Illuminating Law through Online Simulations, 28 Santa Clara Computer & High Tech. L.J. 657 (2012). SSRN
  • Ira S. Nathenson, Civil Procedures for a World of Shared and User-Generated Content, 48 U. Louisville L. Rev. 911 (2010). SSRN HeinOnline
  • Ira S. Nathenson, Looking for Fair Use in the DMCA's Safety Dance, 3 Akron Intell. Prop. J. 121 (2009). SSRN HeinOnline
  • Ira S. Nathenson, Internet Infoglut and Invisible ink: Spamdexing Search Engines with Meta Tags, 12 Harv. J.L. & Tech. 43 (1998). SSRN HeinOnline

Additional Publications:


  • Ira S. Nathenson, Comment, Showdown at the Domain Name Corral: Property Rights and Personal Jurisdiction over Squatters, Poachers, and other Parasites, 58 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 911 (1997). SSRN HeinOnline

Research Interests


Intellectual Property

Procedural Justice

Human Rights

Law and Literature

Legal Education

Courses Taught

Civil Procedure

Cyberlaw Seminar

Cyberlaw Skills

Intellectual Property