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Elizabeth Townsend Gard

Associate Professor of Law and Co-Director, Tulane Center for Intellectual Property Law & Culture

BA, 1991, MA, 1994, PhD (Modern European History), 1998, University of California, Los Angeles; JD, 2002, LLM (International Trade & Intellectual Property), 2005, University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law


E-mail:  townsend@tulane.edu
Telephone:  504.862.8822
Office:  Weinmann Hall, Room 355-B


Biography:

Elizabeth Townsend Gard is an associate professor of law at Tulane University Law School, co-director and co-founder of Tulane’s Center for Intellectual Property Law & Culture, and director and co-inventor of the Durationator(r) Copyright Experiment, a software program that determines the worldwide copyright status of every kind of cultural work.  Before joining the faculty at Tulane in 2007, she taught at Seattle University School of Law as a visiting assistant professor and a justice faculty fellow at the Center for the Study of Justice in Society, and in 2005-06, she taught intellectual property at the London School of Economics, where she also held a Leverhulme Trust Research Postdoctoral Fellowship.  Since 2004, she has been a non-resident fellow at the Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society.  
 
She earned her PhD in European History from UCLA in 1998, where she received number of fellowships and grants, including a Schlesinger Library Dissertation Grant, a Harry S. Truman Library and Museum Research Grant, and a Collegium of University Teaching Fellowship.  She earned her JD. and LLM in International Trade from the James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona, where she received a James E. Rogers LLM Graduate Fellowship, among other grants and fellowships.  During law school, she served as a clerk on a number of NAFTA arbitration cases, including the Chapter 20 cross-border trucking case between Mexico and the United States.  
 
Professor Townsend Gard's work has been published in Vanderbilt Law Review, DePaul Law Review, Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal, the Journal of the Copyright Society of the USA, Journal for Internet Law, Columbia Journal for Law and the Arts, and Santa Clara Computer & High Tech Law Journal.  She has authored two chapters, one for Edward Elgar's Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Evolving Economies, and the other a co-authored piece with Ron Gard in Modernism and Copyright, published by Oxford University Press.  Her current work focuses on two areas:  social media and copyright law (analyzing the availability of accessible and informative copyright information for users of various social media sites in Flickr, Facebook, Pinterest, and Wikipedia) and copyright duration (including the Golan case, but also rule of the shorter term, and other issues related to determining how long copyright lasts in any jurisdiction).  With Ron Gard, she is beginning a Tulane University spin-out, Limited Times LLC, that will provide self-help legal educational resources to artists, scholars, filmmakers, content owners, digitizers, and anyone else needing copyright help, which utilizes the research and work of the Durationator(r) Copyright Experiment.  In additional to her specialization in copyright, she teaches property, art law, trademarks, international intellectual property, and intellectual property.  
 
 
Courses:
Fall 2012 - International Intellectual Property; Art/Culture Law in a Domestic & International Context
Spring 2013 - Common Law Property
Other courses -  Intellectual Property; Copyright




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Other
Innovation Profile (hour-long interview), Law School Innovation Blog, July 14, 2007, http://lsi.typepad.com/lsi/2007/07/innovator-profi.htm
Invited Guest, “The State of Play Academy,” Center for Internet and Society, Stanford Law School, Spring 2007
Guest Blogger (with Rachel Goda), Terra Nova, April 2007, http://terranova.blogs.com/
Hour-Long Guest, “Hearsay Culture” Radio Show with David Levine, Stanford, October 2006
Reconstructing Vera Brittain’s War Generation: A Comparative Biography.  (UMI: 1998) [doctoral dissertation]
Ready for Adventures: Oral History Transcript 1996, Margaret H. Jones-Kanaar, a Pioneer Pediatrician, interviewed by Elizabeth Townsend, (Los Angeles: Oral History Program, University of California, Los Angeles, 1996) (a nine-part interview)

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