Katherine Strandburg, a professor of law at DePaul University, will become a tenured faculty member at NYU Law in Fall 2009. Strandburg, an expert in intellectual property, spent the earlier portion of her career as a research scientist. Trained as a physicist, she did postdoctoral physics research at Carnegie-Mellon University and subsequently was part of the Condensed Matter Theory Group at Argonne National Laboratory; she published scholarship on topics such as quasicrystals and hard-disk systems. A graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, Strandburg clerked for Judge Richard D. Cudahy of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Her legal research specialties include patent law, science and technology policy, and information privacy law.

“Kathy will be an excellent addition to our intellectual property group,” said Dean and Lawrence King Professor of Law Richard Revesz. “She is a dynamic teacher, and her research has been shaped in powerful and creative ways by her experience as a scientist. We are delighted that she is joining the Law School community.”