Professor Livingston's recent scholarship focuses on IP, commercial law

Professor Margit Livingston wrapped up the fall 2012 semester with a number of scholarly activities, including online publication of five essays for Lexis on emerging issues under UCC Article 9. Livingston also updated and revised two lengthy chapters for Lexis for forthcoming publication in its Commercial Damages treatise.

She presented and distributed a paper on the regulation of horse racing under state law and trade association regulations to attendees at the DePaul Animal Law Symposium. The DePaul Business & Commercial Law Journal also published her transcript of a presentation on recent developments under UCC Article 9.

Professor Livingston was also involved in the final editing of a law review article entitled “Copyright Infringement of Music: Determining Whether What Sounds Alike Is Alike,” which will be published in January in Volume 15 of the Vanderbilt Entertainment and Technology Law Journal.

Most recently, Professor Livingston published her 51st online essay for LexisNexis on commercial law and IP topics. In addition, her commentary entitled "Piggybacking on Glory" on the right of publicity has been accepted for publication by the Florida Law Review Forum, an online companion to the Florida Law Review.

Finally, she has three chapters forthcoming in a new Lexis book, Illinois Contract Litigation Practice Manual. Her chapters will cover quasi-contract, attorneys' fees, and contract damages.

Professor Livingston is a faculty member affiliated with the Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology (CIPLIT), co-director of the LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law, and director of the Center for Animl Law. She teaches and writes in the areas of intellectual property, commercial law and animal law. Her courses include Secured Transactions, Intellectual Property Survey, Copyright, Theater Law, Remedies and Consumer Law among others.