Kay Kitagawa & Andy Johnson-Laird IP Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law
Specialty Areas & Course Descriptions
B.A. with high distinction 1987 Univ. of Michigan
J.D. magna cum laude 1992 Univ. of Michigan Law School
Order of the Coif
Professor Loren’s areas of expertise include intellectual property generally and copyright law in particular. The third edition of her popular casebook Copyright in a Global Information Economy (2010 co-authored) was recently published by Aspen Publishing and is widely adopted at law schools across the nation. Her casebook Intellectual Property Law: Cases and Materials Ver. 3.0 2012 (co-authored) is available digitally from Semaphore Press. She has published widely in law reviews, including the Florida Law Review, Washington University Law Quarterly, George Mason Law Review, Case Western Reserve Law Review and the Journal of Intellectual Property Law on topics including creative commons licensing, music copyrights in the age of the internet, copyright misuse through contract behavior, criminal copyright infringement, the proper scope of the derivative work right in the digital age, and economic analysis as it relates to the copyright doctrine of fair use. Loren’s recent article in the Wake Forest Law Review explores mechanisms in the Copyright Act that are meant to deter abuse of the Internet notice and takedown provisions.
After graduation from law school Professor Loren clerked for the Honorable Ralph B. Guy, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit. She then joined the law firm of Bodman, Longley & Dahling in Detroit, where she was involved in all of aspects of intellectual property protection. Her practice included copyright and trademark counseling, application, prosecution, licensing, and enforcement litigation. During the 2006-2007 academic year Professor Loren served as the first woman dean of Lewis & Clark Law School. In 2010 she was named the Kay Kitagawa & Andy Johnson-Laird IP Faculty Scholar in recognition of her exemplary teaching and scholarship in Intellectual Property law.