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David E. Sorkin

David E. Sorkin Associate Professor of Law
Director, Hybrid JD & Distance Education Program
Faculty Advisor, Journal of Information Technology & Privacy Law
The John Marshall Law School
315 S. Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: 312.427.2737 ext. 387
Office: C-924

BA, with distinction, Indiana University, Phi Beta Kappa
BSBus, with high distinction, Indiana University, Beta Gamma Sigma
MLS, Indiana University
JD, cum laude, Harvard University

Before coming to John Marshall, David Sorkin clerked for a state appellate judge in Indiana and taught at Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis. He has written and spoken widely about Internet policy, privacy, consumer protection issues, and communication skills.

In 1994, he created John Marshall's original website, and the following year he began teaching one of the first law school courses on cyberspace law. He has been a visiting scholar at the Center for Research and Education in Information Assurance and Security at Purdue University. He has taught courses in privacy and cyber law at Southern Cross University in Australia, and in consumer law at Northern Illinois University College of Law.

Professor Sorkin serves on the National Arbitration Forum National Panel of Arbitrators and the advisory board of the Center for Asia Pacific Technology Law & Policy at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). He is a leading expert on spam email, and created the first law school course on spam. He also is active as an ICANN panelist for internet domain name disputes.

Professor Sorkin joined the John Marshall faculty in 1991. He teaches Consumer Law, Cyberspace Law, and Lawyering Skills. Visit Professor Sorkin's website.

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