William K. Ford
The John Marshall Law School
315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Office: Room 1113
Office Hours: Weds. 2-3 p.m. & Thurs. 3:30-5:45 p.m.
BA, California State University, Fullerton
MA, CPhil, University of California, Santa Barbara
JD, Order of the Coif, University of Chicago Law School
Webcast: Games Are Not Coffee Mugs
William Ford received his law degree from the University of Chicago in 2003, where he was the symposium editor for the University of Chicago Legal Forum and co-chair of the Hinton Moot Court Competition. After law school, Professor Ford worked for the Los Angeles firm of Irell & Manella, and then returned to the University of Chicago Law School as a Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law.
Professor Ford came to John Marshall as a visiting professor in 2006 and joined the full-time faculty in 2007. He teaches Computer and Video Game Law, Contracts I, Constitutional Theory, Intellectual Property Survey, and Right of Publicity and Protection of Personality.
The Law and Science of Video Game Violence: What Was Lost in Translation?, 31 Cardozo Arts & Ent. L.J. 297 (2013)
Copy Game for High Score: The First Video Game Lawsuit, 20 J. Intell. Prop. L. 1 (2012)
Games Are Not Coffee Mugs: Games and the Right of Publicity, 29 Santa Clara J. of Computer and High Tech. L.J. 1 (2012) (with Raizel Liebler)
Virtual Justice: The New Laws of Online Worlds by Greg Lastowka, 1 The IP Law Book Rev. 61 (2011)
"Implications of Video Games and Virtual Worlds in Trademark Law" in Computer Games and Virtual Worlds (ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law 2010) (with Ben Manevitz)
Panelist: Chicago Video Game Law Summit, "The Video Game Violence Debate," Chicago, Illinois (March 2015)
Moderator: Chicago Video Game Law Summit, "Recent Developments in Video Game Law," Chicago, Illinois (March 2015)
Speaker: 59th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference, "The Right of Publicity and Entertainment Works," The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL (February 2015)
Speaker: The John Marshall Law School Library Week, "Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Public Domain," The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL (April 2014)
Speaker: The John Marshall Law School Faculty Works in Progress Series, "The Law and Science of Video Game Violence: Who Lost More in Translation?," The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL (February 2014)
Speaker: The John Marshall Law School Faculty Works in Progress Series, "Copy Game for High Score: the First Video Game Lawsuit," The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL (September 2012)
Speaker: WIPIP 2012, "ProCD: Tidying Up After the Stranger on the Street," University of Houston Law Center (February 2012)
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