For the December 2017 monthly spotlight, we are happy to announce that our EIP spotlight will feature Michael W. Carroll. Michael is currently a professor of law at American University Washington College of Law. He graduated with his bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago in 1986. From there, he went on to advance his education at Georgetown University Law Center, where he graduated with his J.D. in 1996.
Whether he actually has any spare time has yet to be determined, but outside of teaching future attorneys about intellectual property and cyberlaw, Michael has been the Director of the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) at American University Washington College of Law since 2009. He is a blogger, an author, on the Board of Directors of the Public Library of Science, and is the Director and founding member of Creative Commons. Michael has also served on the National Research Council’s Board on Research Data and Information to address issues such as data sharing among scientists, and is a Fellow at the Center for Democracy and Technology. As a hobby, he’s also a musician who sometimes gets together with other copyright lawyers to play.
Michael Carroll is not just an intellectual property or an IP Professor with an impressive portfolio, but is a pioneer in new ways that intellectual property can expand its reach. Michael is recognized as a leading advocate for open access all over the Internet, and can be cited to research that appears in several scholarly and scientific journals. He is an authoritative voice on copyright and has given numerous presentations to different university faculty, administrators, and staff around the country on multiple intellectual property issues. He also speaks about and promotes the publication of open educational resources and open scientific data. Thank you, Michael Carroll for that you have done for IP professional all across the nation. EverydayIP salutes you.