Jacob H. Rooksby, Contributing Editor
Assistant Professor of Law, Duquesne University School of Law
Adjunct Faculty, University of Pittsburgh School of Education
Jacob H. Rooksby is Assistant Professor of Law at Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh, where he currently teaches courses in torts, intellectual property (IP) subjects, law and higher education, corporate governance, and social media and the law. His primary scholarship focus concerns the impact of IP law and policy on higher education. A member of the Virginia State Bar, Professor Rooksby formerly practiced law as an associate with McGuireWoods LLP in Richmond, Va., where he was a member of the firm's IP litigation / patents department and higher education practice team. Super Lawyers magazine named him a "Rising Star" attorney in Virginia in 2009, 2011, and 2012 in the area of IP law.
Professor Rooksby holds J.D., M.Ed. (social foundations of education), and Ph.D. (higher education) degrees from the University of Virginia. He earned his undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, in Hispanic studies and government from the College of William & Mary, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Professor Rooksby currently is at work on a book on IP policy issues in higher education. You may read more about him here and download some of his publications here.