Saint Louis University
SLU LAW
Yvette Joy Liebesman
314.977.3477
Scott Hall 814

EDUCATION

B.A., Georgetown University, 1986
B.A., Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, 1989
M.S., University of California, San Diego, 1991
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2006

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Copyright Law
Intellectual Property
Property
Trademark Law

COURSES

Copyright Law
Intellectual Property Law
Property
Yvette Joy Liebesman
Assistant Professor

Prior to joining Saint Louis University, Professor Liebesman practiced in the intellectual property transactional group at Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston, MA.  She is a 2006 cum laude graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, where was Executive Editor of the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics.  Her student note, "The Potential Effects of United States v. Councilman on the Confidentiality of Attorney-Client E-mail Communications", was cited by the dissent in the First Circuit's en banc opinion of United States v. Councilman, which marked the first time that a current Georgetown Law student's journal note had been cited in a United States Court of Appeals decision.  In addition, Professor Liebesman received the ABA/BNA Excellence in Intellectual Property Law Award, given to the student with the highest GPA in IP law, earned First Prize in the 2006 ASCAP Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition at Georgetown Law, and was recipient of the 2006 Giles Sutherland Rich American Inn of Court Award. 

For her work organizing the Hurricane Katrina Relief Committee, whereby she led volunteer efforts for a group of twenty-five law students who traveled to New Orleans to provide legal assistance, Professor Liebesman received the 2006 Joyce Chiang Memorial Award, the Georgetown Law 2005-2006 Outstanding Community Service Award, and the Dean's Certificate for Outstanding Service to the Law Center Community.  Immediately after law school, Professor Liebesman clerked for the Honorable Helen E. Hoens of the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Professor Liebesman received her first bachelor's degree in United States Government from Georgetown University in 1986, and second bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, in Physics, from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, in 1989.  Professor Liebesman also earned an M.S. in Earth Sciences from Scripps Institution of Oceanography in 1991.

Professor Liebesman teaches Intellectual Property Law and the first-year property course.  Her research interests focus on Copyright and Trademark law, and their intersection with science and technology.

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