Newsmaker: Jacob Rooksby
Noteworthy: Received Duquesne University's Dr. John and Liz Murray Excellence in Scholarship Award, which includes a $10,000 prize.
Family: Wife, Susan; daughter, Foster.
Education: Bachelor's degree from the College of William & Mary and a master's degree, law degree and doctorate from the University of Virginia
Occupation: Assistant professor of law at Duquesne University
Background: Teaches courses on the fundamentals of intellectual property, law and higher education, social media and the law, technology innovation law, and torts. His work has been published in the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, the Yale Journal of Law & Technology, the Journal of Law & Education, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the Akron Law Review. He is a contributing editor for highereducationlaw.org's blog and the secretary/treasurer of the Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association.
Quote: “Since law is an applied profession, what we write can help shape institutions, legal systems and decision-making today. Practicing attorneys face different constraints and reward structures than we do. As I see it, we as law professors have the unique opportunity, and the obligation, to conduct research that quite literally can change how people think and act.”
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