Feb 01 2009

Michael D.  Scott

Teaches or Lectures in These Online Courses: Internet & E-Commerce Law.

With over 30 years of legal experience representing high-technology clients and an extensive background in computer technology, Michael Scott is considered a "pioneer" in the field of high-technology law and public policy. A former member of Southwestern's adjunct faculty whose affiliation with the law school dates back to 1976, he joined the full-time faculty in 2003. Professor Scott feels strongly that "it is extremely important to help law students become truly conversant in those areas of technology, law, business and public policy they will need to be effective leaders of the 21st Century."

As a partner in the law firm of Perkins Coie LLP, Professor Scott's areas of practice included intellectual property law; domestic and international licensing; technology law; and litigation for all types of businesses, from tech start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. He is the author of six books on intellectual property, computer, multimedia, internet, and telecommunications law, and has published and presented hundreds of papers on related topics at symposia around the world.

A member of the board of editors of the UCLA-Alaska Law Review during law school, Professor Scott is currently editor-in-chief of The Cyberspace Lawyer and E-Commerce Law Report. He also serves on the advisory boards or as a correspondent for Argentine, Dutch, British, and American publications on law and technology, and as co-chair of the California State Bar's Intellectual Property Section, Computer/Internet Roundtable.