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Prof. Tom W. Bell

Professor of Law, Chapman University School of Law

Professor Bell joined the faculty of Chapman University School of Law in 1998. He specializes in high-tech legal issues and has written a variety of papers on Intellectual Property and Internet Law. Professor Bell received his Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School in 1993, where he served both as a member of the University of Chicago Law Review and as Articles Editor and cofounder of the University of Chicago Legal Roundtable. After graduating from law school, Professor Bell joined the Silicon Valley law firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. He entered teaching in 1995, when he became an Assistant Professor of Law in the Law and Technology Program at the University of Dayton School of Law. During a one year leave of absence from that school, and just prior to joining the Chapman faculty, he served as Director of Telecommunications and Technology Studies at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C. In addition to writing a steady stream of scholarly works, Professor Bell has appeared on or been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, CNN, Los Angeles Times, and many other news sources. He teaches Introduction to Intellectual Property, Internet Law, Advanced Seminar on Copyright Law, Entertainment Law, Contract Law, and Agency and Partnership.


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Publications and Multimedia
Copyright Originalism - Podcast
Intellectual Property Practice Group Podcast
September 16, 2014
Seven-Minute Presentations of Works in Progress - Event Audio
13th Annual Faculty Conference
January 07, 2011