Margaret Chon Delivers the 7th Annual Peter A. Jaszi Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property

October 30, 2018

Margaret Chon
Margaret Chon.

Margaret Chon, Donald & Lynda Horowitz Professor for the Pursuit of Justice and former Associate Dean for Research at Seattle University School of Law, delivered American University Washington College of Law's 7th Annual Peter A. Jaszi Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property in the Public Interest Thursday, Nov. 8.

This year's lecture, hosted by AUWCL's Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP), was titled "IP Romances." Chon discussed how each person’s experience with IP is based on certain assumptions, biases, and perhaps even outright fantasies about what IP is or should be all about. These various romances continue to captivate IP policy-makers and scholars, despite arguably deflecting attention away from other more dynamic ways of framing, knowing, and shaping the ordering of knowledge systems.

Chon has previously clerked for both the Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham and the Honorable Dolores J. Sloviter of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Her current work includes a recently published edited volume, "The Cambridge Handbook on Public-Private Partnerships, Intellectual Property Governance, and Sustainable Development" (September 2018).

PIJIP’s Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property Law is named in recognition of the continuing contributions of Professor Peter A. Jaszi to the study of intellectual property at AUWCL and in the world at large, and in particular for his lasting contributions to the elevation of the public interest in intellectual property discourse.