USD School of Law Professor David McGowan Elected to Prestigious American Law Institute

Philadelphia (April 14, 2014) – The American Law Institute (ALI) today announced the names of its newly elected members including David McGowan, the Lyle L. Jones Professor of Competition and Innovation Law at the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law.

ALI is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize and improve the law. The organization drafts, discusses, revises and publishes “Restatements of the Law,” model statutes, and principles of law that are enormously influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education.

McGowan is among 61 newly inducted outstanding judges, lawyers and law professors hailing from 26 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Australia and Singapore. This impressive new group of members continues ALI’s strong tradition of finding the best and most accomplished legal minds with a variety of viewpoints from every region of the country as well as a growing number of international members.

“The election of a new class of members is always a key moment for the ALI,” said ALI President Roberta Cooper Ramo. “The work we do depends on finding the most accomplished and respected lawyers, judges, and scholars who are willing to give generously of their time because of the importance of our projects.”

Election of these new members raises ALI’s total number of elected members to 2,733*. Visit the Newly Elected Members page on ALI’s website to view biographical sketches of the new members.

McGowan is the ninth USD School of Law faculty member to be elected to the ALI. Other USD members include:

About Professor David McGowan

David McGowan is the Lyle L. Jones Professor of Competition and Innovation Law and the director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law & Markets at the University of San Diego School of Law, where he teaches and writes in the areas of intellectual property (IP), antitrust and legal ethics. His research addresses topics such as antitrust policy in software markets, the implications of network effects for IP policy, legal problems associated with standard-setting organizations, open-source software development, and the elements of judgment students must acquire to develop judgment about practicing law.

About The American Law Institute

The American Law Institute (ALI) is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize and improve the law. The ALI drafts, discusses, revises and publishes Restatements of the Law, model statutes and principles of law that are enormously influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education.

By participating in the institute's work, its distinguished members have the opportunity to influence the development of the law in both existing and emerging areas, to work with other eminent lawyers, judges and academics, to give back to a profession to which they are deeply dedicated, and to contribute to the public good.

About the University of San Diego School of Law

Celebrating 60 years of alumni success, the University of San Diego (USD) School of Law is recognized for the excellence of its faculty, depth of its curriculum, and strength of its clinical programs. Each year, USD educates approximately 900 Juris Doctor and graduate law students from throughout the United States and around the world. The law school is best known for its offerings in the areas of business and corporate law, constitutional law, intellectual property, international and comparative law, public interest and taxation.

USD School of Law is one of the 81 law schools elected to the Order of the Coif, a national honor society for law school graduates. The law school’s faculty is a strong group of outstanding scholars and teachers with national and international reputations and currently ranks 23rd worldwide in all-time faculty downloads on the Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN). The school is accredited by the American Bar Association and is a member of the Association of American Law Schools. Founded in 1954, the law school is part of the University of San Diego, a private, nonprofit, independent, Roman Catholic university chartered in 1949.

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* The Institute's elected membership of lawyers, judges, and law professors is limited to 3,000. The total membership of more than 4,400 includes ex officio members, honorary members, and life members (those elected members who have attained more than 25 years).

Profesor David McGowan

Profesor David McGowan

Contact:

Patrick Riedling
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