Lisa Ramsey

Lisa Ramsey
Phone: (619) 260-7977
Office: Warren Hall 211C

Marina Gonzalez-Hernandez
(619) 260-4125

Professor of Law

  • JD, 1996, University of California, Los Angeles
  • BA, 1993, University of California, Los Angeles

Areas of Expertise

Trademark Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Intellectual Property Law

Professional Experience

Ramsey was an intellectual property litigation associate for four years at Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich (now DLA Piper) in San Diego and served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Rebecca Beach Smith in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. She joined the USD School of Law faculty in 2004.

Honors and Affiliations

Ramsey received the USD School of Law’s Thorsnes Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship in 2020-2021 and the Class of 1975 Endowed Professorship in 2017-2018 for her excellence in teaching and scholarship. Ramsey’s article, “Descriptive Trademarks and the First Amendment” in 70 Tennessee Law Review 1095 (2003), was judged by the editor of the Intellectual Property Law Review (Tripp, ed.) (West, 2004) to be one of the best intellectual property law review articles of 2003. She is a member of the Order of the Coif, the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property, and the International Trademark Association.

Scholarly Work

Office Hours

Section 01C
8/22 - 11/30 T 9:30 am - 11:30 amTBD - WH 211C
8/22 - 11/30 M W 3:00 pm - 4:30 pmTBD - WH 211C