E5 – Implications of the Legal Determination of Death – An Interview with John Robinson

John  H. Robinson has been a faculty member at the University of Notre Dame Law School since 1983 and the University’s Department of Philosophy since 1981, becoming an associate professor of law in 1998 and earning tenure in 1999.

Professor Robinson’s areas of academic interest include civil procedure, jurisprudence, and trusts and estates. He has a special expertise in the law of death and dying. In addition, he has been a member of the Human Rights Committee of the Logan Center in South Bend, Indiana, since 1989.



E4 Decoupling Patent Law – An Interview With Greg Reilly

My guest today is Professor Greg Reilly, Assistant Professor at the Chicago-Kent College of Law. We are talking today about his forthcoming publication in the Boston University Law Review:  “Decoupling Patent Law.”

Professor graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown University and  magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and clerked for Judge Timothy Dyk of the Federal Circuit. Professor Reilly’s research and teaching interests are at the intersection of intellectual property and federal courts/procedure, with a particular focus on how institutions and decision makers resolve patent disputes. His projects have focused on the fit between patent doctrines and the relevant decision makers; patent claim construction; patent litigation reform; and the efforts of the Eastern District of Texas to attract patent cases.

Prior to joining the Chicago-Kent faculty, Professor Reilly held a tenure-track appointment at California Western School of Law and was a Teaching Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School. He previously spent five years as an associate at Morrison & Foerster LLP, where he had extensive appellate and district court experience litigating patent, trademark, complex commercial, and products liability cases.


E3 Business In Post Conflict Columbia – An Interview With Andres Lopez

My guest today is Andres Felipe Lopez. Andres is from Bogota, Colombia. He is a J.S.D candidate in International Human Rights Law at the Notre Dame Law School. He received his LL.B from the Universidad del Rosario in 2009 and his LL.M in International Legal Studies and Comparative Law from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2013 . He worked at the International Legal Affairs Office of the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he collaborated in the treaty negotiation and ratification process, and taught International Public Law at the Universidad del Rosario Law School.

Andres is interested in international law, human rights theory, development issues and Catholic social teaching. His doctoral studies focus on the relationship between business, human rights, and development. His dissertation concerns how corporations and other private actors can promote development in countries with high rates of poverty, focusing on questions concerning the recognition of new duty-bearers under international human rights law, the relationship between human rights and development, and the limits of the law to promote social change.

Andres enjoys spending time with his wife, Carolina , and his two children.