Jane O'Connell received her undergraduate degree in biochemistry and film history (Phi Beta Kappa) and J.D. from the University of Kansas, and her masters degree in information studies from the University of Texas. Ms. O'Connell practiced intellectual property law for six years, specializing in trademark law and domain name disputes. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Ms. O'Connell joined University of Texas School of Law in 2004, and is currently the Deputy Director at the Tarlton Law Library, Jamail Center for Legal Research.