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AUSTIN, Texas — The University of Texas at Austin School of Law has hired Oren Bracha as an assistant professor of law whose primary scholarly interests are intellectual property, cyberlaw, and legal history. As a visiting assistant professor of law this past year, Bracha’s classes were enthusiastically received by his students.
“We are delighted to have Oren in Austin on a permanent basis. His scholarship and his proven ability to connect with students will be great assets to our community,” said Dean Bill Powers.
Bracha, who clerked for Chief Justice Aharon Barak of the Supreme Court of Israel from 1998-1999, is currently completing his dissertation about the history of intellectual property in the United States. As a Byse Fellow at Harvard Law School, Bracha taught a workshop entitled “Owning Ideas: Theoretical and Historical Perspectives on Intellectual Property.” Bracha has also worked on several teaching and research projects for the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard Law School.
“I am very excited to join the UT law school,” Bracha said. “After having the privilege of interacting with the superb faculty and the wonderful students at UT last year, I can only look forward to joining this thriving intellectual and social community.”
Bracha joins a number of UT faculty working in the areas of legal history and intellectual property including William E. Forbath (legal history), Ronald J. Mann (commercial transactions, intellectual property, and electronic commerce), David M. Rabban (labor law, higher education and the law, and American legal history), and R. Anthony Reese (copyright, intellectual property, and the law of cyberspace).