PIJIP Faculty

Full-time Faculty

Michael W. Carroll


Director, PIJIP & Professor of Law
JD Georgetown University Law Center
AB University of Chicago

Christine Haight Farley

Professor of Law
JSD, LLM Columbia Law School
JD Buffalo Law School
BA Binghamton University

Sean M. Flynn

Associate Director, PIJIP & Professorial Lecturer-in-Residence
JD Harvard Law School
BA Pitzer College

Peter Jaszi

Professor of Law, Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic
JD Harvard Law School

AB Harvard College 

Victoria F. Phillips

Director, Glushko Samuleson Intellectual Property Law Clinic & Professor of the Practice of Law
JD Washington College of Law

BA Smith College 

 Jonas Anderson 

Jonas Anderson

Assistant Professor of Law
JD Harvard University
BS University of Utah


 Jorge Contreras

 Jorge Contreras

Associate Professor of Law
JD Harvard Law School
BA Rice University
BSEE Rice University

 Nabila Isa-Odidi 

Nabila Isa-Odidi

Practitioner in Residence, Intellectual Property Clinic
JD Washington College of Law
BS University of Toronto

Distinguished Visiting Faculty

Jeremy de Beer

Professor of Law
University of Ottawa Faculty of Law (Canada)
Editor, Implementing the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Development Agenda (Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2009)

CLASS: Intellectual Property and Sustainable Development

Johan Erauw

Professor of Law
University of Ghent (Belgium)
Mediator, World Bank International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes

CLASS: International Technology Licensing Agreements

Padideh Alai

Padideh Ala'i

Professor of Law
American University Washington College of Law

Class: The World Trade Organization: Rule-Making and Dispute Settlement

 Adjunct Faculty


William Cohen


Robert  Kasunic


Jeffrey Lindeman


Clement McGovern


Jospeh Parisi


Jay Rosenthal


Jon Santamauro 


Paul Scheonhard


Howard Shatsky


Eric Solovy


Timothy Trainer


Mark Traphagen


Carolyn Wimbly-Martin



Meredith Jacob - Assistant Director, Academic Programs

JD American University Washington College of Law
BA Williams College

Meredith Jacob serves as PIJIP's Assistant Director for Academic Programs.  Her work includes student outreach and advising, curriculum coordination, and academic research and advocacy.

Currently her work includes research  and advocacy focused on: open access to federally funded research, flexible limitations and exceptions to copyright, and public interest international intellectual property.  Previously, Meredith worked with state legislators on a variety of intellectual property and regulatory issues affecting pharmaceuticals and the privacy of prescription records.


Mike Palmedo - Assistant Director Grants and Research

MA American University
BA Mary Washington College

Mike Palmedo serves as PIJIP’s Assistant Director for Grants and Research. He previously worked on policy research and web communications for the Consumer Project on Technology (now Knowledge Ecology International), concentrating on issues of access to medicines and international trade policy.


 Sara R. Bennett - Program Coordinator

JD American University Washington College of Law [Expected] 
BS Kent State University

Sara R. Bennett serves as PIJIP's Program Coordinator. Her work includes handling administrative & financial tasks, coordinating events, and managing communications & marketing activities. 

She is a second-year student at American University Washington College of Law who is interested in Internet openness and the protection of First Amendment rights online. She graduated from Kent State University in 2008 with a BS in Visual Journalism, where she focused on information design and multimedia storytelling.