The fall semester has begun at the University of Iowa, and that means the Iowa Innovation, Business & Law Center is underway in preparing students for another year of exciting opportunities in intellectual property law, antitrust and competition law, and business associations and securities law.

As we remain committed to providing students with educational opportunities ranging from guest speakers to unique courses, we are happy to announce the addition of a number of talented scholars who will be helping the IBL Center further those goals.

Professor Anya Prince joins Iowa Law from the University of North Carolina Center for Genomics and Society and Indiana University-Indianapolis Law School to continue her research on the implications of genomic testing. She will be teaching a course on Insurance Law this fall and Genetics and the Law in the spring.

Professor Gregory Shill most recently served with the Harvard Law Program on Corporate Governance. His research experience includes corporate and securities law, contracts, business associations, mergers and acquisitions, and international business transactions. He will be teaching Contracts and Business Associations this year.

Professor Sean Sullivan brings his experience from the Bureau of Competition at the Federal Trade Commission, as well as his expertise in statistics and economics, to bear at Iowa as he teaches courses on Evidence and Antitrust Law.

Professor Cristina Tilley focused her research on speech and cyberspeech while teaching at Loyola University of Chicago Law School. She is currently introducing first-year students to Torts and will offer a course on Media Law in the spring.

Finally, Professor Christopher Odinet is a visiting professor from Southern University Law Center. He is teaching first-year Property Law and Payment Law: Negotiable Instruments and Electronic Payment Systems this fall.

Throughout the year, we will be covering events hosted by the IBL Center and the Intellectual Property Law Society, as well as other speakers and events related to business law. The first IBL Center event will take place September 8, when Iowa Law graduate and former White House Deputy Chief Technology Officer Cori Zarek will lead a conversation on the intersection of technology policy, government transparency, and the First Amendment. The event will begin at 12:40 p.m. in Boyd Law Building room 265. Lunch will be provided.

The Intellectual Property Law Society will kick off its programming on September 15, as Iowa Law alumnus Stephen Baird presents on the In re Tam decision and its impact. Then, on September 28, Electronic Frontier Foundation legal director Corynne McSherry will speak on the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Both events will begin at 12:40 p.m. in room 235 of the Boyd Law Building.

We will be updating this website regularly with new content, so check back for information on courses, events, and new opportunities throughout the year.