Associate Professor of Law
Specialty Areas & Course Descriptions
B.A. 1993 University of Southern California
J.D. 1997 University of Southern California Law School, Order of the Coif
LL.M. 2004 University of Oslo, Faculty of Law
Tomas Gomez-Arostegui joined our faculty Fall 2006. Before that he served as a Visiting Researcher and Lecturer at the Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law at the University of Oslo. He teaches International Intellectual Property Law, Torts, Trademark Law, and a seminar on the History of Anglo-American Copyright Law. His research interests lie primarily in the history of intellectual property and in the remedies awarded in intellectual property cases.
Tomas clerked for the late Judge Edward Rafeedie of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California from 1997 to 1998, and for Judge John C. Porfilio of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit from 1998 to 1999. He then practiced law at O’Melveny & Myers LLP in Century City, California, and Hogan & Hartson LLP in Denver, Colorado. As part of his practice, he litigated matters relating to toxic torts, copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, and publicity rights.
While in law school, Tomas served as a Notes Editor on the Southern California Law Review and for two years as a legal writing instructor. His LL.M. degree from the University of Oslo is in European intellectual-property, telecommunications, e-commerce, and data-privacy law. Tomas is a member of the California bar.