Chicago-Kent Honors Scholar
Class of 2002
Eric Priest is a professor at the University of Oregon School of Law, where he teaches and researches in the area of intellectual property law with a focus on copyright law and creative industry ecosystems in the U.S. and China.
Eric's recent scholarship includes: "Acupressure: The Emerging Role of Market Ordering in Global Copyright Enforcement" (SMU Law Review, 2015); "Copyright Extremophiles: Do Creative Industries Thrive or Just Survive in China's High-Piracy Environment?" (Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, 2014); and "Copyright and the Harvard Open Access Mandate" (Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property, 2012). Eric currently serves on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's U.S.-China IP Cooperation Dialogue, a multi-round dialog based in Washington D.C. and China between U.S. and Chinese experts on the most challenging intellectual property issues facing China. The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations named Eric a 2014-2016 Public Intellectuals Program Fellow. Before joining the Oregon Law faculty in 2009, Eric earned a Master of Laws at Harvard Law School, where he also spent time as a fellow in residence at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. He previously practiced in the Trademark, Copyright, and Brand Management Group at Dorsey & Whitney LLP.