TU Law Professor to Deliver Keynote Speech at TCBA’s 2010 Law Week Luncheon

Friday, April 16, 2010

The Tulsa County Bar Association’s 2010 Law Week Luncheon will feature a keynote speech by copyright and intellectual property expert Dr. Robert Spoo, who is a member of The University of Tulsa College of Law faculty.

The April 30 luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Downtown Doubletree Hotel, 616 W. 7th St. Tickets are available by visiting the TCBA Web site at www.tulsabar.com.

Spoo, a tenured associate professor of law, will address this year’s Law Week theme, “Law in the 21st Century: Emerging Challenges and Enduring Traditions.”

Spoo joined the TU College of Law faculty in 2008. He received his J.D. from the Yale Law School and later clerked for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, then of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He is a member of the Modernist Studies Association Task Force on Fair Use, serves as copyright advisor to numerous academic journals and acts as general counsel for the International James Joyce Foundation. He also is Of Counsel with Doerner, Saunders, Daniel & Anderson LLP.

Prior to his legal career, Spoo received his M.A. and Ph.D. in English from Princeton University and taught for more than ten years as a tenured faculty member in the English department at TU. He was editor of the James Joyce Quarterly and has published numerous books and articles on James Joyce, Ezra Pound and other modern literary figures.

Jimmy Hart