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David E. Sorkin

David E. Sorkin

Associate Professor
The John Marshall Law School
315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Phone: 312.987.2387
Office: Room 924
Office Hours: Thurs. Noon-2 p.m. (Spring 2012)

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

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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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The 20th Belle R. and Joseph H. Braun Memorial Symposium: The Development of Privacy Law From Brandeis to Today: Opening Remarks, 29 J. Marshall J. Computer & Info. L. 279 (2012) (with Ralph Ruebner and Leslie A. Reis)

Session IV: Technology and the Future of Privacy, 29 J. Marshall J. Computer & Info. L. 379 (2012) (with Anne Bartow, Robert S. Gurwin, and Doris E. Long)

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Speaker: 44th Annual Central Illinois World Affairs Conference, "Privacy Policies and Metadata Collection, Cybersecurity: Challenges and Opportunities for the Digital Age," East Peoria, IL (March 2014)

Speaker: 2013 Higher Education Conference, "Social Media and the Law," Robert Morris University, Chicago, IL (July 2013)

Moderator: 20th Belle R. and Joseph H. Braun Memorial Symposium: The Development of Privacy Law from Brandeis to Today, "Session IV: Technology and the Future of Privacy," The John Marshall Law School (September 2012)

Speaker: John Marshall Faculty Works-In-Progress Series, "Ebooks and the Law," The John Marshall Law School (January 2012)

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