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Mickie A. Piatt

Associate Professor of Law and Deputy Director of the Program in Intellectual Property Law

Professor Piatt received her B.A., M.L.S. and J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and is a member of the Texas Bar. Prior to joining the IIT Chicago-Kent faculty in 1990, she was director of the law library and an associate professor of law at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, and director of information services at the Tarlton Law Library, University of Texas School of Law.

Professor Piatt was director of the IIT Downtown Campus Information Center until 2000, where she pioneered the use of imaging and other electronic technology. She has been a member of the ABA Litigation Section Special Publications Committee and was the technical program chair for the 1994 ASIS annual meeting. She currently advises the AIIM Committee on evidentiary and intellectual property issues related to legal documents in electronic formats.

Professor Piatt has written and lectured extensively on topics concerning automated legal research, intellectual property, legal issues in information science and legal issues relating to artificial intelligence. She has developed a continuing education workshop for information professionals working with copyright issues in an electronic environment and on law and the Internet.