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William McGeveran

Archived Biography: Professor William McGeveran specializes in information law, including intellectual property, data privacy, communications and technology, and free speech. His current research focuses on: digital identity and data privacy; disclosure rules and norms in areas such as open records laws; and fair use and the public domain in trademark and copyright law. He teaches civil procedure and privacy courses. He regularly contributes to the "Info/Law" blog, available at

Prior to coming to the University of Minnesota, Professor McGeveran was a resident fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School. He previously clerked for Judge Sandra Lynch on the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and practiced as an intellectual property litigator at Foley Hoag LLP in Boston. Before law school, Professor McGeveran worked in national politics for seven years, primarily as a policy aide to Democrats in the United States House of Representatives. He grew up in New York City.

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January 12, 2008