Pitt Law Professor Michael Madison Elected to American Law Institute

The American Law Institute (ALI) announced the election of 61 new members, which include prominent judges, lawyers, and Pitt Law's own Professor Michael J. Madison. According to an ALI press release, these new members will bring a wide range of perspectives and areas of expertise to ALI’s work of clarifying the law through Restatements, Principles, Model Penal Codes, and Uniform Codes. Madison joins other Pitt Law faculty who are members of the ALI. These include Ronald Brand, Douglas Branson, John Burkoff, Dean William M. Carter, Jr. (ex officio), Pat Chew, Lu-in Wang, Charles Cohen, Judith K. Fitzgerald, Vivian Curran, Arthur Hellman, Anthony Infanti, Penina Lieber, Rhonda Wasserman, William Luneburg, and Cyril Fox.

ALI President Roberta Cooper Ramo said in the release, “It is an honor to welcome these accomplished individuals to our esteemed membership. As the ALI continues to make its mark in legal reform, I look forward to witnessing the great contributions our new members will bring to our projects.”

Professor Madison writes and teaches about intellectual property law and policy, and about questions concerning the production and distribution of knowledge and innovation. He is the author of more than 30 journal articles and book chapters, the co-author of The Law of Intellectual Property (Wolters Kluwer, 4th edition 2013) and the co-editor of Governing Knowledge Commons (Oxford University Press 2014). He is the co-founder of the global research network titled the Workshop on Governing Knowledge Commons. Classroom subjects include various disciplines of intellectual property law, contracts and commercial law, and property law. His research and scholarship address the emerging discipline of knowledge commons, governance of innovation institutions, and knowledge as a subject of legal regulation.

Professor Madison joined the Pitt Law faculty in 1998. Before becoming a law professor, he practiced law in San Francisco and Silicon Valley for nine years. He received his JD from Stanford University and his BA from Yale.

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