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Margit Livingston

  • mlivings@depaul.edu
  • Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Professional Development; Vincent de Paul Professor of Law; Director, Center for Animal Law; Director, Center for Intellectual Property Law & Information Technology
  • Full-time
  • (312) 362-8746
  • 711 Lewis Center

Professor Livingston teaches and writes in the areas of intellectual property, commercial law and animal law. Her articles have appeared in the primary law reviews of North Carolina, Iowa, Fordham, William & Mary, Washington, Nebraska, and Boston College, among others. She has won numerous awards for her teaching, scholarship and service, including the DePaul College of Law Faculty Achievement Award in 2010, the DePaul University Spirit of Inquiry Award in 2014 and the DePaul University Excellence in Teaching Award in 2015. She is a graduate of the renowned Second City Conservatory for Improvisational Comedy and recently studied advanced acting at HB Studio in New York. She holds a JD and an MA in theatre arts from the University of Minnesota and an LLM from the University of Illinois.

Education

BA, Augsburg College; MA, University of Minnesota; JD, University of Minnesota; LLM, University of Illinois

Courses Taught

  • Consumer Law
  • Copyright
  • Intellectual Property Survey
  • Remedies
  • Secured Transactions
  • Theater Law

Publications

  • Articles
  • Books
  • Book Chapters
  • Book Reviews
  • Miscellaneous

Articles

2013 With Joseph Urbinato, Copyright Infringement in Music Cases: Determining Whether What Sounds Alike Is Alike, 15 Vand. J. Ent. & Tech. L. 227 (2013) string;#Click Here
2011 Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered: The Courts and Revised Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code Ten Years Later, 9 DePaul Bus. & Com. L.J. 169 (2011) string;#Click Here
2009 Inspiration or Imitation: Copyright Protection for Stage Directions, 50 B.C.L. Rev. 427 (2009). string;#Click Here
2008 When it's Time to Conduct an Article 9 Foreclosure Sale: Tips for the Secured Party, __Real Estate Finance J.__(2008). string;#
2007 A Rose by Any Other Name Would Smell as Sweet (or Would It?): Filing and Searching in Article 9's Public Records, 2007 BYU L. Rev 111 (2007) string;#Click Here
2007 Symposium-Foreword, Corporate Governance: The Ins and Outs for Ds and Os, 5 DePaul Bus. & Com. L.J. 639 (2007). string;#Click Here
2004 The Calculus of Animal Valuation: Crafting a Viable Remedy, 82 Neb. L. Rev. 783 (2004). string;#Click Here
2004 With I. Michelsen Hillinger et al., The Latest Developments in Article 9, 2 DePaul Bus. & Comm. L.J. 675 (2004). string;#Click Here
2003 Survey of Cases Decided Under Revised Article 9: There’s Not Much New Under the Sun, 2 DePaul Bus. & Comm. L. J. 47 (2003). string;#Click Here
2001 Desecrating the Ark: Animal Abuse and the Law’s Role in Prevention, 87 Iowa L. Rev. 1 (2001). string;#Click Here
2000 Disobedience and Contempt, 75 Wash. L. Rev. 345 (2000). string;#Click Here
1994 Certainty, Efficiency, and Realism: Rights in Collateral Under Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, 73 N.C.L.Rev. 115 (1994). string;#Click Here
1993 When Libido Subverts Credo: Regulation of Attorney-Client Sexual Relations, 62 Fordham L. Rev. 5 (1993). string;#Click Here
1985 Ownership of Virginia's Submerged Lands: Commonwealth v. Morgan and Beyond, 4 Va. J. Nat. Resources L. 325 (1985). string;#Click Here
1983 Public Access to Virginia's Tidelands: A Framework for Analysis of Implied Dedications and Public Prescriptive Rights, 24 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 669 (1983). string;#Click Here
1980 Legal Writing and Research at DePaul University: A Program in Transition, 44 Alb. L. Rev. 344 (1980). string;#Click Here
1980 Open Space Preservation and Acquisition Along Illinois Waterways, 56 Chi.-Kent L. Rev. 753 (1980). string;#Click Here
1980 Public Recreational Rights in Illinois Rivers and Streams, 29 DePaul L. Rev. 353 (1980). string;#Click Here

Books

1988 With Lynda Lee Butler, Virginia Tidal and Coastal Law (Michie, 1988). string;#

Book Chapters

2017 The Legal Valuation of Animals, in Political Animal(s) (H. Peter Steeves & Nicole Anderson eds.) (forthcoming 2017). string;#
2016 Quasi-Contract, Unjust Enrichment, and Promissory Estoppel, in Minnesota Contract Practice Litigation Guide (LexisNexis 2016). string;#
2016 The Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing, in Connecticut Contract Practice Litigation Guide (LexisNexis 2016). string;#
2016 Modification and Waiver, in Connecticut Contract Practice Litigation Guide (LexisNexis 2016). string;#
2016 Quasi-Contract, in Connecticut Contract Practice Litigation Guide (LexisNexis 2016). string;#
2016 Attorney Fees, in Connecticut Contract Practice Litigation Guide (LexisNexis 2016). string;#
2016 Damages for Breach of Contract, in Connecticut Contract Practice Litigation Guide (LexisNexis 2016). string;#
2016 Understanding Article 2 (Sales) of the Uniform Commercial Code, in Connecticut Contract Practice Litigation Guide (LexisNexis 2016). string;#
2016 Determining Applicable Law, in Connecticut Contract Practice Litigation Guide (LexisNexis 2016). string;#
2016 Lead Article on Damages in Copyright in Commercial Damages Reporter (LexisNexis 2016). string;#
2016 Breach by Licensor of Copyright or Literary Property in Commercial Damages Treatise (LexisNexis 2016) (updated and revised). string;#
2014 Modification and Waiver, in Illinois Contract Practice Litigation Guide (LexisNexis 2014). string;#
2014 Quasi-Contract, in Illinois Contract Practice Litigation Guide (LexisNexis 2014). string;#
2014 Attorney Fees, in Illinois Contract Practice Litigation Guide (LexisNexis 2014). string;#
2014 Damages for Breach of Contract, in Illinois Contract Practice Litigation Guide (LexisNexis 2014). string;#
2014 Suing on and Defending Contract Actions, in Washington Contract Practice Litigation Guide (LexisNexis 2014). string;#
2013 Contractual Limitations of Liability: Contracting Parties' Attempts to Control Damage Liability, in Commercial Damages Treatises (LexisNexis 2013) (updated and revised). string;#
2013 Specific Restitution and Possessory Remedies, in Commercial Damages Treatise (LexisNexis 2013). (updated and revised) string;#
2013 Breach by Buyer of Goods, in Commercial Damages Treatise (LexisNexis 2013) (updated and revised). string;#
2013 Specific Performance, in Commercial Damages Treatise (LexisNexis 2013) (updated and revised). string;#
2013 Constructive Trust, in Commercial Damages Treatise (LexisNexis 2013) (updated and revised). string;#
2012 Lost Profits: Injury to Business and Breach of Real Estate Contracts, in Commercial Damages Treatise (LexisNexis 2012) (updated and revised). string;#
2011 Interest: The Use Value of Money and Restitutionary Damages: Payment for Benefits Received, in Commercial Damages Treatise (LexisNexis 2011) string;#
2011 Supplement to Selected Consumer Protection Statutes, Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education Handbook on Creditors Rights in Illinois (with Wayne K. Lewis) (2011). string;#
2010 Breach by Seller of Goods and Cure after Breach of Contract, in Commercial Damages Treatise (LexisNexis 2010) string;#
2009 Inducing Breach of Contract and Interfering with Business Relations, in Commercial Damages Treatise (Lexis, 2009). string;#
2009 Reliance Damages: Compensation for Loss Suffered, in Commercial Damages Treatise (Lexis, 2009). string;#
2009 With Wayne K. Lewis, Selected Consumer Protection Statutes, in Creditors' Rights in Illinois (Ill. Inst. For Continuing Legal Educ., 2009). string;#
2008 Lost Profits, in Commercial Damages Treatise (Lexis, 2008). string;#
2008 Breach by Buyer of Goods, in Commercial Damages Treatise (Lexis, 2008). string;#
2004 A Step-by-Step Analysis of Article 9, in Commercial Law and Practice Guide (Matthew Bender, 2004). string;#
2004 The Scope of Article 9, in Commercial Law and Practice Guide (Matthew Bender, 2004). string;#
2004 With Wayne K. Lewis, Selected Consumer Protection Statutes, in Creditor’s Rights in Illinois (Ill. Inst. for Continuing Legal Educ., 2004, with updates). string;#
2002 Contempt: Civil and Criminal, in The Oxford Companion to American Law (2002). string;#
1999 With Wayne K. Lewis, Selected Consumer Protection Statutes, in Creditor's Rights in Illinois (Ill. Inst. for Continuing Legal Educ., 1995, with updates). string;#
1997 The Disappointed Condo Buyer: Mediating a Home Purchase Contract, in Dispute Resolution and Lawyers (L.R. Riskin and J.E. Westbrook, eds., 2nd ed. 1997). string;#
1986 With Wayne K. Lewis, Selected State and Federal Consumer Statutes, in Creditor's Rights in Illinois (Ill. Inst. for Continuing Legal Educ., 1986). string;#
1980 State and Federal Statutes Pertaining to Creditor's Rights, in Creditor's Rights in Illinois (Ill. Inst. For Continuing Legal Educ., 1980). string;#

Book Reviews

1988 Book Review, Minn.-St. Paul Tribune, Aug. 7, 1988 (reviewing P.K. Doyle ed., A Baker's Street Dozen). string;#

Miscellaneous

2016 Emerging Issues Analysis on Voluntary Foreclosure and Creditor Misbehavior under U.C.C. Article 9 (LexisNexis 2016). string;#
2016 Emerging Issues Analysis on Entrustment and Merchants under U.C.C. Article 2 (LexisNexis 2016). string;#
2016 Emerging Issues Analysis on U.C.C. Article 9 Choice-of-Law Rules (LexisNexis 2016). string;#
2016 Emerging Issues Analysis on Preferences, Proceeds, and the Improvement-of-Position Test (LexisNexis 2016). string;#
2015 Emerging Issues Analysis on Financing Statement Descriptions under U.C.C. Article 9 (LexisNexis 2015). string;#
2015 Emerging Issues Analysis on Security Interests in Insurance under U.C.C. Article 9 (LexisNexis 2015). string;#
2014 Emerging Issues Analysis on Consignments under U.C.C. Article 9 (LexisNexis 2014). string;#
2014 Emerging Issues Analysis on Legal Malpractice for Failure to File a U.C.C. Article 9 Financing Statement (LexisNexis 2014). string;#
2014 Emerging Issues Analysis on Commercially Reasonable Dispositions of Collateral under U.C.C. Article 9 (LexisNexis 2014). string;#
2014 Debtor Name Changes under U.C.C. Article 9: The Importance of Keeping Financing Statements Current and Accurate, Collage, Winter 2014, at 2. string;#
2014 Emerging Issues Analysis on Article 9 Secured Parties vs. Lien Creditors Post-Default (LexisNexis 2014). string;#
2014 Emerging Issues Analysis on Leases vs. Security Agreements under U.C.C. Article 9 (LexisNexis 2014). string;#
2014 Emerging Issues Analysis on Termination Statements under U.C.C. Article 9—The Effect of Unauthorized Filings (LexisNexis 2014). string;#
2014 Emerging Issues Analysis on Security Agreements under U.C.C. Article 9 (LexisNexis 2014). string;#
2014 Emerging Issues Analysis on Secured Parties vs. Lien Creditors (LexisNexis 2014). string;#
2013 Piggybacking on Glory, Fla. L. Rev. Forum (2013) string;#Click Here
2013 Emerging Issues Analysis on Equitable Marshaling of U.C.C. Article 9 Security Interests (LexisNexis 2013). string;#
2013 Emerging Issues Analysis on Unauthorized Filing of Termination Statements under U.C.C. Article 9 (LexisNexis 2013). string;#
2013 Emerging Issues Analysis on Changes in a Debtor’s Business Structure under U.C.C. Article 9 (LexisNexis 2013). string;#
2013 Emerging Issues Analysis on Changes in the Debtor’s Location under the 2010 Amendments to U.C.C. Article 9 (LexisNexis 2013). string;#
2013 Emerging Issues Analysis on Article 9 Financing Statements: Debtor Name Changes under the 2010 Amendments (LexisNexis 2013). string;#
2013 Emerging Issues Analysis on Filling Out the Article 9 Financing Statement: The Debtor’s Name (LexisNexis 2013). string;#
2012 Emerging Issues Analysis on U.C.C. Article 9 Security Interests under the Federal Food Security Act (LexisNexis 2012) string;#
2012 Emerging Issues Analysis on The Uniform Commercial Code and Mortgage Notes (LexisNexis 2012). string;#
2012 Emerging Issues Analysis on The Ongoing Problem of the Debtor’s Name on UCC Article 9 Financing Statements (LexisNexis 2012). string;#
2012 Emerging Issues Analysis on Financing Statements, Termination Statements, and Correction Statements under U.C.C. Article 9 (LexisNexis 2012). string;#
2012 Emerging Issues Analysis on Priority Between Accounts Financers and Lien Creditors under U.C.C. Article 9 (LexisNexis 2012). string;#
2012 Emerging Issues Analysis on U.C.C. Article 9 Security Interests in FCC License (LexisNexis 2012). string;#
2012 Emerging Issues Analysis on True Consignments, Security Consignments, and Bailments under the Uniform Commercial Code (LexisNexis 2012). string;#
2012 Emerging Issues Analysis on A New Twist on Debtor Names on U.C.C. Article 9 Financing Statements (LexisNexis 2012). string;#
2011 Emerging Issues Analysis on Security Interests vs. Bank’s Set-Off Rights Under U.C.C. Article 9 (LexisNexis 2011). string;#
2011 Emerging Issues Analysis on Collateral Descriptions on U.C.C. Article 9 Financing Statements (LexisNexis 2011). string;#
2011 Emerging Issues Analysis on Article 9 Security Interests in Commercial Tort Claims (LexisNexis 2011). string;#
2011 Emerging Issues Analysis on U.C.C. Article 9 Security Interests and Voidable Sales Contracts (LexisNexis 2011). string;#
2011 Emerging Issues Analysis on Filling Out Article 9 Financing Statements: Use of Approved Forms (LexisNexis 2011). string;#
2010 Emerging Issues Analysis on Prioritizing Creditors: The Doctrine of Equitable Marshaling (LexisNexis 2010) string;#
2010 Emerging Issues Analysis on 2010 Amendments to U.C.C. Article 9: Changes in the Debtor’s Location (LexisNexis 2010). string;#
2010 Emerging Issues Analysis 12600 Emerging Issues Analysis on Buyers in Ordinary Course of Business under U.C.C. Article 9 (LexisNexis 2010). string;#
2010 Emerging Issues Analysis on Debtor Name Changes under U.C.C. Article 9 (LexisNexis 2010). string;#
2010 Emerging Issues Analysis on Putative Leases as Article 9 Secured Transactions (LexisNexis 2010). string;#
2010 Emerging Issues Analysis on Article 9 Security Interests in Deposit Accounts (LexisNexis 2010). string;#
2009 Expert Commentary on Consignments Under UCC Article 9 (Lexis, 2009). string;#
2009 Expert Commentary on New Disclosures for Subprime Mortgages under the Truth in Lending Act (Lexis, 2009). string;#
2009 Emerging Issues Analysis on Collateral Descriptions on Financing Statements (LexisNexis 2009). string;#
2009 Emerging Issues Analysis on Trade Names on Financing Statements (LexisNexis 2009). string;#
2009 Emerging Issues Analysis on Transfers of Cash Proceeds under U.C.C. Article 9 (LexisNexis 2009). string;#
2009 Emerging Issues Analysis on Waiver of Security Interests under U.C.C. Article 9 (LexisNexis 2009). string;#
2008 Expert Commentary on The Debtor's Name on Article 9 Financing Statements (Lexis, January 9, 2008). string;#
2008 Expert Commentary on Tracing Cash Proceeds in Article 9 Secured Transactions (Lexis, February 21, 2008). string;#
2008 Expert Commentary on Joint Authorship Under the Copyright Act (Lexis, February 29, 2008). string;#
2008 Expert Commentary on Chattel Paper Priorities Under U.C.C. Article 9 (Lexis, April 28, 2008). string;#
2008 Expert Commentary on The Work-Made-For-Hire Doctrine Under the Copyright Act (Lexis, April 28, 2008). string;#
2008 Expert Commentary on Drafting Collateral Descriptions for Article 9 Security Agreements: Misplaced Commas and Ambiguous Dependent Clauses (Lexis, April 30, 2008). string;#
2008 Expert Commentary on Priorities in Accounts under U.C.C. Article 9 (Lexis, June 25, 2008). string;#
2008 Expert Commentary on Recovering Lost Profits: the New business Rule (Lexis, June 25, 2008). string;#
2008 Expert Commentary on Achieving Attachment of Article 9 Security Interests (Lexis, January 11, 2008). string;#
2008 Expert Commentary on Choice of Law Rules under UCC Article 9 (Lexis, 2008). string;#
2008 Expert Commentary on Purchase Money Security Interests in Inventory (Lexis, 2008). string;#
2008 Expert Commentary on Conducting Foreclosure Sales under UCC Article 9 (Lexis, 2008). string;#
2007 Expert Commentary on Animal Valuation and the Pet Food Recall (Lexis, December 04, 2007). string;#
1979 Legal Aspects of Urban Waterway Beautification by Local Governments in Illinois (L.L.M. thesis, Univ. of Ill. at Urbana-Champaign, 1979). string;#