Christine Farley is a professor of law and associate dean for faculty and academic affairs at the American University College of Law in Washington, D.C. Farley joined the faculty in 1999, was granted tenure in 2005 and was promoted to full professor in 2006. She was appointed associate dean the following year.
Farley teaches courses in intellectual property law, U.S. trademark law, international and comparative trademark law and law and the visual arts. She also serves as co-director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property.
Before joining the faculty, Farley was an associate specializing in intellectual property litigation with Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky & Lieberman in New York.
Farley's scholarly work is in the areas of on intellectual property, international law and art law. Her current projects study the intersection of art and IP, and the unstable basis of rights in the development of trademark law.
Farley earned a BA from Binghamton University in New York, a JD from University at Buffalo Law School, and both an LL.M and JSD from Columbia Law School.
Farley traces her Irish roots to counties Cavan and Sligo. She is a former traditional Irish dancer.
She and her husband William Patrick Farley have two sons, Liam and Aidan.
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