Welcome to Dan Burk, Guest Blogger

After months of effort, we have finally convinced Dan Burk to join us for a stint as a guest blogger. Dan is the Oppenheimer, Wolff & Donnelly Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota Law School. His primary area of expertise is intellectual property law, and he has special expertise in cyberlaw and biotechnology. He has long been a professor in demand and has taught and visited at numerous law schools, most recently at Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley. (And if my information is still current, Dan will be teaching at Cornell Law School this fall.) You can find Dan’s official bio here, but one important fact of his life is omitted from that bio: we served in the same mission (the now-defunct Austria Vienna Mission) in the early 1980s. Strangely, we didn’t meet and become friends until we were both law professors. I never talk to Dan without learning something new, and I am very much looking forward to his participation here. Welcome, Dan!

7 comments for “Welcome to Dan Burk, Guest Blogger

  1. lyle
    June 16, 2004 at 5:18 pm

    So…does anyone have a complete list of LDS law professors?

  2. sid
    June 16, 2004 at 5:30 pm

    A complete list of lDs Law Prof s would be good, plus, maybe a list of the big law firms where there are a lot of LDS Associates, and partners, plus maybe a list of the various federal Depts with a lot of LDS lawyers – this would allow potential LDS law studenst and current students to add another important factor in the decision matrix when deciding which school to go to, and which Dept or firm to apply to.

  3. Kaimi
    June 16, 2004 at 5:40 pm

    Welcome aboard, professor Burk, it will be fun to have another legal person as a guest blogger. This blog has its roots in LDS legal discussion — it grew out of a discussion on the LDS-law listserv, though the recent influx of philosophy people has moved the blog more towards philosophy lately. Amazingly, given our legal bent and the number of lawyers here, Gordon has been the only law professor to participate as a blogger until now.

  4. June 16, 2004 at 6:21 pm

    Lyle, Christian Johnson at Loyola in Chicago is the keeper of the list. Christian, are you reading this? Anyway, you might email him if you want the list. You can find him on Loyola’s website.

  5. sid
    June 16, 2004 at 7:56 pm

    Thanks, Bro Smith.

  6. Dan Burk
    June 16, 2004 at 8:48 pm

    Somebody might want to compile a list of law schools with active LDS law student associations, too — it might be useful to those trying to pick a school.

    The LDSLSA at Minnesota is pretty active, BTW — about 25 members strong.

  7. lyle
    June 17, 2004 at 12:13 pm

    I just bought a domain name that could be used to keep track of LDS law: professors, students, chapters, etc. I’ll track down Prof. Johnson & see if we can collaborate. :)

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