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Margaret Jane Radin

Margaret Jane Radin joined the University of Michigan Law School faculty in 2007.  

Prior to joining the Michigan Law faculty, Margaret Jane Radin was the William Benjamin Scott and Luna M. Scott Professor of Law at Stanford University, and director of Stanford Law School's Program in Law, Science and Technology. She received her A.B. from Stanford, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and her J.D. from the University of Southern California, where she was elected to Order of the Coif. She also holds an honorary LL.D. from Illinois Institute of Technology/Chicago-Kent School of Law, as well as an M.F.A. in music history from Brandeis University. A noted property theorist, Professor Radin is the author of Reinterpreting Property and Contested Commodities. She is also the co-author of Internet Commerce: The Emerging Legal Framework (the first traditional-format casebook on e-commerce). Professor Radin’s current research involves intellectual property, information technology, electronic commerce, and the jurisprudence of cyberspace. Most recently, she has investigated the role of contract in the online world, as well as the expansion of propertization through the expedient of treating information as if it were a tangible object. As a teacher, she has pioneered courses in Legal Issues in Cyberspace, Electronic Commerce, and Intellectual Property in Cyberspace. In 2002 she founded Stanford’s Center for E-Commerce. She also directed Stanford’s innovative LL.M. program in Law, Science, and Technology. Professor Radin is a member of the State Bar of California.


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