Faculty Director, LL.M. Program
Phone: (541) 346-0414
Professor Priest holds a B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Minnesota, a J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Chicago-Kent Law Review, and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School. While at Harvard, he was a fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society working on the Noank Digital Media Exchange project, a next-generation copyright licensing system for the legal distribution and transmission of digital works over the Internet. He also researched and analyzed Internet censorship and surveillance practices in several Asian countries for the center's OpenNet Initiative. Previously, Professor Priest was an intellectual property associate at Dorsey & Whitney LLP.
Before becoming a lawyer, Professor Priest was co-founder and president of an independent music production company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and composed gold- and platinum-selling international releases. He also worked in the Chinese music industry as a consultant, entrepreneur, and producer.
Professor Priest's research interests include intellectual property law; Chinese intellectual property law and the Chinese entertainment industries; digital copyright; and open access works and scholarship.
Read Professor Priest's scholarship here.