When Bias is Bipartisan: Teaching About the Democratic Process in an Intellectual Property Law Republic

Academic Article


  • [Introduction]: Intellectual property law courses offer law professors the opportunity to teach a subject area rich with complicated statutory and court-made doctrines about which students do not usually have strong or extensively delineated moral views. I It also gives everyone in the classroom a refreshing break from the traditional partisanship of political party politics. Identification as a Democrat or Republican does not provide too much guidance or create too many expectations about a person’s views of intellectual property issues, freeing classroom debates from the constrictions that political loyalties impose in so many other contexts.
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    Publication Date

  • 2008
  • Published In


  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Law and Politics
  • Legal Education
  • copyright
  • ethics
  • morals
  • politics
  • protection
  • trademark
  • Start Page

  • 715
  • End Page

  • 733
  • Volume

  • 52