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Elizabeth Townsend Gard

Jill. H and Avram A. Glazer Professor in Social Entrepreneurship
Co-Director, Tulane Center for IP, Media & 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


Elizabeth Townsend Gard specializes in copyright law and is co-inventor of the Durationator® Copyright Experiment, a software program that aims to determine the worldwide copyright status of every kind of cultural work. She also co-owns the Tulane spin-out company, Limited Times, which is commercializing the Durationator® software and services.

She also is co-director and co-founder of the Law/Culture/Innovation Initiative, housed at the Social Innovation Social Entrepreneurship Program, and is director of the Copyright Research Lab at Tulane Law School.

Townsend Gard, who joined the Tulane faculty in 2007, has 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. She also taught intellectual property at the London School of Economics, where she 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 was an Idea Village Entrepreneur Fellow in 2010-11 and a Propeller Social Venture Fellow for 2013-2014.
She has been published in Vanderbilt Law Review, DePaul Law Review, Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal, the Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A., Journal of Internet Law, Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts and Santa Clara Computer & High Technology Law Journal.  She has written a chapter for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Evolving Economies (Edward Elgar, 2012) and co-authored a piece with Ron Gard in Modernism and Copyright (Oxford University Press, 2010).
Fall 2016 - Intellectual Property
Spring 2017 - Copyright & Trademark; Intellectual Property Seminar

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The Chronicle of Higher Education, "Faculty Cry Foul Over Intellectual-Property Policy at U. of Louisiana System," Thursday, February 16, 2012
Tulane New Wave, "Copyright Controversy Has Scholars' Attention," Monday, August 1, 2011
The Chronicle of Higher Education, "Supreme Court Takes Up Scholars' Rights," Tuesday, May 31, 2011

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