B.A., University of Massachusetts; M.A., Arizona State University; J.D., Stanford University
Professor O’Connor is visiting the Law School from the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle, where he is a Professor of Law and the founder and Faculty Director of the Law, Business & Entrepreneurship Program. During the 2012–13 academic year, he will teach Contracts, Corporate Finance, and Law and Entrepreneurship Practicum. His research focuses on how legal structures and strategies facilitate innovation. His teaching and law practice specialize in transactions and the role of the general counsel in start-up companies.
At the University of Washington, Professor O’Connor has been the founding Chair of the Law, Technology & Arts Group; founder and Faculty Director of the pioneering Entrepreneurial Law Clinic; Co-Director of the Program in IP Law & Policy; and Associate Director of the Center for Advanced Studies and Research in IP (CASRIP). He has published numerous articles, book chapters, and commissioned reports, including for the National Academy of Science and the International IP Institute. He is a co-author of the casebook, Genetic Technologies and the Law.
Professor O’Connor received his law degree from Stanford Law School, a master’s degree in philosophy from Arizona State University, and a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Massachusetts. He is currently working on Methodology: Art, Science, Technology, Law, and the Means of Innovation to be published by Oxford University Press, and a new style law textbook Biotechnology Law: Case Study Approach to Commercialization Issues.
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