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Liz Brown

Assistant Professor, Law, Taxation, and Financial Planning
Assistant Professor of Business Law
JD, Harvard University, 1996
AB, Harvard University, 1991
Office: Morison Hall 219 | 781.891._2528 | ebrown1@bentley.edu
Department Phone: 781.891._3193
                       


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Bio

As a former partner and commercial litigator in an international law firm specializing in intellectual property, Professor Brown's professional experience informs her teaching and research into business law.  

Teaching Interests

Business Law, Intellectual Property Law, Entrepreneurship, Civil Rights

Research Interests

Business Law, Intellectual Property Law, Entrepreneurship, Civil Rights

Consulting/Practice Interests

Alternative Careers for Lawyers and Law Students; Women in the Corporate Environment

Professional Links

http://www.lizbrownjd.com

Professional Memberships

Academy of Legal Studies in Business
North Atlantic Regional Business Law Association

Awards and Honors

2013, ABLJ Invited Scholar, American Business Law Journal
2011, Gaylord Jentz Scholar, Academy of Legal Studies in Business

Publications

Journal Article(s)
Brown, E. Remixing Transformative Use: A Three-Part Proposal for Reform. NEW YORK UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND ENTERTAINMENT LAW, 4 (1). Forthcoming

Brown, E. (2014). Bridging the Gap: Improving Intellectual Property Protection for the Look and Feel of Websites. NEW YORK UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND ENTERTAINMENT LAW, 3. (link)

Brown, E. (2014). You’ll Know It When You See It: Fair Use After Cariou. North Atlantic Regional Business Law Association, Annual Conference.

Bird, R., Brown, E. (2012). The Protection of Well-Known Foreign Marks in the United States: Potential Global Responses to Domestic Ambivalence. NORTH CAROLINA JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW AND COMMERCIAL REGULATION (38).

Bird, R. C., Brown, E. (2011). Interactive Regulation. UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA JOURNAL OF BUSINESS LAW (13).

Books
Brown, E. (2013). Life After Law: Finding Work You Love with the J.D. You Have. Brookline, MA: Bibliomotion.

Book Chapters
Brown, E. (2015). The Global Impact of Government Efforts to Mitigate Trade Secret Theft. In Lynda Oswald and Marisa Anne Pagnattaro (Eds.), Managing the Legal Nexus Between Intellectual Property and Employees: Domestic and Global Contexts. Cheltenham: . Edward Elgar

Brown, E. (2013). The Role of Law in Business Education. In Gordon M. Hardy and Daniel L. Everett (Eds.), The Crucial Fusion: Shaping the Future of Business Education (pp. 142-152). New York, NY: . Palgrave MacMillan

Conference Proceeding(s)
Brown, E. (2014). Protecting Trade Secrets in a Global Economy. International Business Academics Consortium (iBAC) and Academy of Taiwan Information Systems Research (ATISR), 2014 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BUSINESS AND INFORMATION.

Conference Presentations

Brown, E. (2014). "Finding Work You Love with the JD You Have." Presented at the Harvard Coop's Finding Work You Love, Cambridge, MA.

Brown, E. (2014). "Finding Work You Love with the JD You Have." Presented at the New York State Bar Association's Finding Work You Love, New York, NY.

Brown, E. (2014). "Developing an Alternative Career." Presented at the Pace University Law School's New Directions, New York, NY.

Brown, E. (2014). "Finding Work You Love with the JD You Have." Presented at the New York City Bar Association's New York City Bar Association, New York, NY.

Brown, E. (2014). "Taking Pictures: Copyright After Cariou." Presented at the Academy of Legal Studies in Business's Annual Conference, Seattle, WA.

Brown, E. (2014). "Managing the Legal Nexus Between Intellectual Property and Employees." Presented at the Academy of Legal Studies in Business's Annual Conference, Seattle, WA.

Brown, E. (2014). "Protecting Trade Secrets in a Global Economy." Presented at the International Business Academics Consortium (iBAC) and Academy of Taiwan Information Systems Research (ATISR)'s 2014 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BUSINESS AND INFORMATION, Osaka, Japan.

Brown, E. (2014). "What’s Fair Now About Fair Use: Copyright Law After Cariou." Presented at the North Atlantic Regional Business Law Association's Annual Conference, Lowell, MA.

Brown, E. (2014). "How Do I Find My Next Job?" Presented at the Better After 50's She Did It, Wellesley, MA.

Brown, E. (2014). "Finding Work You Love with the JD You Have." Presented at the Boston Bar Association 's Life After Law, Boston, MA.

Brown, E. (2013). "Finding Work You Love with the JD You Have." Presented at the Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts's Life After Law, Boston, MA.

Brown, E. (2013). "Finding Work You Love with the JD You Have." Presented at the Harvard Women's Law Association's Life After Law, Cambridge, MA.

Brown, E. (2013). "My Brilliant But Unusual Career." Presented at the Harvard Law School Alumni Association's Celebration 60 (Harvard Law Alumnae), Cambridge, MA.

Brown, E. (2013). "Finding Professional Joy After Law School." Presented at the Women's Bar Association of Maine's Annual Meeting, Portland, ME.

Brown, E. (2013). "Best Practices in Teaching Business Law." Presented at the North Atlantic Regional Business Law Association's NARBLA Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

Brown, E. (2012). "How Do You Teach Law to Entrepreneurs?" Presented at the Academy for Legal Studies in Business's ALSB Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO.

Service

University Service
Faculty Advisor for Bentley Microfinance Journal, 2012
Department Chair for Academic Affairs - 2014
Guest Speaker for Emerging Leaders MBA Program - 2013

Professional Service
Editor (Associate), Journal for Business Law Review, 2014 - Present
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Employment and Labor Law , 2013 - 2013

Public Service
Board Member for American Civil Liberties Union, 2010 - 2013