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David Levine advances scholarship and service to develop transparency in law and trade agreement formation

Elon Law Professor David Levine has presented trade secrecy scholarship at Yale Law School and other American law schools in 2014, while taking numerous public actions advocating for greater transparency in the formation of law and international trade agreements.

David S. Levine, associate professor of law, Elon University School of Law

Levine was invited to speak at Yale Law School for the 2014 Trade and Transparency in the Internet Age conference. At Yale, Levine presented a work-in-progress entitled “Temporal Transparency: Secrecy and Collective Interests in Lawmaking.”

On May 20, Levine organized and led a panel at American University Washington College of Law titled, “Transparency and the Democratic Process in Trade Negotiations.”

At the 2014 Works in Progress Intellectual Property Conference at Santa Clara School of Law, Levine discussed a developing article entitled “Secrecy in Startups: An Empirical Study,” being coauthored with Ted Sichelman of the University of San Diego School of Law.

Levine collaborated with fellow trade secrecy scholars to sponsor the Second Trade Secrets Work in Progress Workshop at University of Florida Levin College of Law, together with Elizabeth Rowe of Florida Law and Sharon Sandeen of Hamline University School of Law. At the workshop, Levine discussed his “Secrecy in Startups” publication as well as another work-in-progress publication entitled “Fracking, Secrecy and Information Capture in Regulation,” coauthored with Mary Lyndon of St. John’s University School of Law.”  The first Trade Secrets Work in Progress Workshop was held at Elon University School of Law in 2012.

In addition to scholarly presentations, Levine's recent service to develop transparency in international trade law includes:

In addition, as founder and host, Levine celebrated the 200th episode milestone of intellectual property law and technology radio show and podcast Hearsay Culture.

More information about Elon Law Professor David S. Levine is available here


Philip Craft,
7/2/2014 2:50 AM