James Gibson
Professor of Law
Director, Intellectual Property Institute
Courses Taught Computer Law Contracts Copyright Intellectual Property Fundamentals International Intellectual Property
Profile

Professor James Gibson is founder and Director of the Law School's Intellectual Property Institute, and teaches and writes in the areas of intellectual property, contracts, and law and technology. His scholarship has appeared in the Yale Law Journal, Virginia Law Review, UCLA Law Review, and Notre Dame Law Review, among other venues. Professor Gibson is also a frequent commentator in the media, and has been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, National Law Journal, Slate, and Chronicle of Higher Education. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Virginia School of Law, and is a recipient of the University of Richmond’s 2007 Distinguished Educator Award.

Bar Admissions
Virginia
District of Columbia
U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Sixth, and District of Columbia Circuits, and various U.S. District Courts
Professional Experience
Professor of Law (2009-present)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.
Associate Professor of Law (2007-09)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.
Assistant Professor of Law (2004-07)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law (2002-04)
University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Va.
Associate (1999-2002)
Williams & Connolly, Washington, DC
Attorney-Adviser (1996-98)
U.S. Sentencing Commission, Washington, DC
Law Clerk (1995-96)
Law Clerk to Honorable Karen Nelson Moore
Publications
Articles

Click To Agree, Richmond Law Magazine (Winter 2013).

Vertical Boilerplate, 70 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 161 (2013). [SSRN] [L] [W] [HEIN]

John Was Third, 46 U. Rich. L. Rev. 961 (2012). [Journal] [L] [W] [HEIN]

The Upside of Intellectual Property's Downside, 57 UCLA Law Rev. 921 (2010) (with Christopher A. Cotropia). [Journal] [SSRN] [L] [W] [HEIN]

Doctrinal Feedback and (Un)Reasonable Care, 94 Va. L. Rev. 1641 (2008). [Journal] [SSRN] [L] [W] [HEIN]

Risk Aversion and Rights Accretion in Intellectual Property Law, 116 Yale L.J. 882 (2007). [Journal] [SSRN] [L] [W] [HEIN]

Accidental Rights, 116 Yale L.J. Pocket Part 348 (2007). [Journal] [SSRN] [L] [W]

Once and Future Copyright, 81 Notre Dame L. Rev. 167 (2005). [Journal] [SSRN] [L] [W] [HEIN]

Re-Reifying Data, 80 Notre Dame L. Rev. 163 (2004). [SSRN] [L] [W] [HEIN]


Education
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law 1995
B.A., Yale University 1991
Contact Information
(804) 287-6398
(804) 289-8683 (Fax)
Areas of Expertise
Intellectual Property
Copyrights and Trademarks
Law and Technology
Contracts