The University of Houston Law Center Faculty

Jacqueline  Lipton




Jacqueline Lipton

Baker Botts Professor of Law

Co-Director; Institute for Intellectual Property and Information Law


Ph.D., LL.M., Cambridge University; Ph.D., Griffith University; LL.M., Grad. Cert. (Computing), Monash University; LL.B. (Hons), B.A. (Psych), University of Melbourne; B.A. (Hons) (Drama), La Trobe University

Professor Lipton joined the faculty in 2012, having previously held faculty positions at Case Western Reserve University, the University of Nottingham, and Monash University. She also held visiting faculty positions at the University of Florida and the University of Melbourne. Prior to her academic work, she practiced as an attorney in the banking and finance area in several Australian commercial law firms as well as a brief stint as a member of the in-house counsel team at a major Australian bank. She has held a number of academic administrative positions, including three years as research dean at Case Western Reserve University, and has served as co-director of the Banking Law Center at Monash University and the Law, Technology, and the Arts Center at Case Western Reserve University. She was also associate director of the Frederick K. Cox Center for International Law at Case Western Reserve University.

Her scholarship focuses on law and digital technology, as well as law and the creative arts.  She is the co-author of multiple editions of a leading cyberspace casebook (Cyberspace Law:  Cases and Materials, (with Professor Raymond S. R. Ku) as well as sole author of Internet Domain Names, Trademarks and Free Speech (Edward Elgar, 2010) and Security Over Intangible Property (LBC Thompson, 2000).  She also has published in leading law reviews in the United States, Europe and Australia, including the Northwestern University Law Review, Boston College Law Review, Washington University Law Review, Wake Forest Law Review, Hastings Law Journal, UC Davis Law Review, Washington and Lee Law Review, Iowa Law Review, Florida Law Review, Maryland Law Review, Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, Berkeley Technology Law Journal, Monash University Law Review, and Singapore Journal of Legal Studies.

Trademarks and Unfair Competition
International Intellectual Property Law
Internet Law