Photograph: Patricia Judd.

Patricia Judd

Professor of Law
A.B., Duke University, 1995
J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law, 1998
LL.M., George Washington University Law School, 2001
Contact Information:
785.670.1670
Room 207

Professor Patricia Judd teaches much of the intellectual property law curriculum at Washburn Law, drawing from her rich practice experiences in both domestic and international intellectual property regulation. Her scholarship focuses on international structures governing intellectual property protection, including multilateral institutions such as the World Trade Organization and the World Intellectual Property Organization, as well as plurilateral, regional, and bilateral initiatives. She is a recognized expert on the nexus between intellectual property protection and international trade law and has written extensively on the Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). She holds an LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law from The George Washington University Law School, a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School, and an A.B. from Duke University.

Prior to her arrival at Washburn, Professor Judd was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School in New York. Before entering the academy, Professor Judd served as Executive Director, International Copyright Enforcement and Trade Policy for the Association of American Publishers in Washington, D.C. She also was a trademark attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and an international consultant to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission in Sydney, Australia. She has advised U.S. and foreign governments regarding intellectual property protection and international trade policy and has directed intellectual property enforcement initiatives worldwide.

Professor Judd's Justice Quote:

"...Without a modicum of order and predictability the whole enterprise of human and institutional development would be impossible. And yet, on the whole, the great ages have been those in which the old routines and ideas, the organizational predictables and the moral imperatives broke down and the barely imaginable of the last generation became the commonplace of the new. Then life as we had never known it broke through the old borders of the mind and the world became fresh again.

It is precisely those unstable eras of our own lives that make or break us, too. They bring great changes to bear on us. They draw greatness out of us. They demand of us the holy audacity to believe that, having dealt with the past, I am equal to the future as well
" – Joan Chittister and Rowan Williams, Uncommon Gratitude

Professor Judd's Recommended Reading on Racial Justice:

Teaching Responsibilities
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Intellectual Property Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Advanced Intellectual Property Law
  • Global Intellectual Property Enforcement Law
  • Remedies
Support Staff
Shirley Jacobson
785.670.1106
Room 302