Professor Fairfield joined the Indiana Law faculty in the fall of 2005,
bringing a spirited pedagogy and a strong interest in the intersection of
computing technologies and law to his courses in commercial law. Before
earning his JD magna cum laude from the University of Chicago
in 2001, he directed the development of the award winning Rosetta Stone
Language Library, a leading language teaching software program for
educational institutions. After law school, Professor Fairfield clerked
for Judge Danny J. Boggs at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth
Circuit. He then joined Jones Day in Columbus, Ohio, where he litigated
cases in commercial law and software/technology law. Before coming to
Indiana, Professor Fairfield taught comparative law to LLM students at
Columbia Law School.
Professor Fairfield is regularly quoted
in national and international media on information technology topics
including the law of video games, online regulation, and the law and
economics of virtual worlds. You can view Professor Fairfield's research
at the Social Science Research Network.
- "The Magic
Circle," (PDF) a paper prepared for the ITechLaw Conference,
Education and Past Employment
- Virtual Property and the Overextension of Copyright
Licensing Online, in INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND INFORMATION WEALTH.
- 2002 - '04 - Associate in Law, Columbia University
- 2001 - '02. Jones Day
- 2001-'02 - Clerk, Hon. Danny
J. Boggs, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- 2001 - JD University of Chicago.
- Symposium Editor, University of Chicago Legal Forum
- University of Chicago Law Review
- 1996 - BA Swarthmore College