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News Posted on June 20, 2013

Professor Sunder Speaks on Intellectual Property at Oxford Law

Professor Madhavi Sunder presented material from her book, From Goods to a Good Life: Intellectual Property and Global Justice, to law faculty at the University of Oxford on June 13.

In the book, published by Yale University Press in 2012, Sunder calls for a richer understanding of intellectual property law and its effects on social and cultural life. Sunder argues that intellectual property does more than incentivize the production of more goods. She says the law fundamentally affects the ability of citizens to live a good life. Intellectual property law governs the abilities of human beings to make and share culture, and to profit from this enterprise in a global knowledge economy.

Madhavi Sunder is a Professor of Law at UC Davis whose special interests include intellectual property, law and culture studies, women's rights, and international intellectual property. She was named a Carnegie Scholar in 2006 and has been a Visiting Professor of Law at the Yale Law School, the University of Chicago Law School, and Cornell Law School. Professor Sunder has published articles in the Yale Law Journal, the Stanford Law Review, the California Law Review, and Law and Contemporary Problems, among others. She is the Thelton E. Henderson Visiting Scholar-in-Residence at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law in 2013.

From Goods to a Good Life, Yale University Press