Aaron Schwabach

 
Aaron Schwabach
Aaron Schwabach
Professor of Law
J.D., University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall);
B.A., Antioch College
Phone: (619) 961-4304

At Berkeley, Professor Schwabach was an associate editor of the Ecology Law Quarterly. After graduation, he clerked with the Department of Justice’s Executive Office of Immigration Review, working on employer sanctions and anti-discrimination cases arising under IRCA. Professor Schwabach then taught at the University of Miami School of Law and Gonzaga University School of Law before coming to TJSL. He has published books and articles on topics including international environmental law, intellectual property, Internet law, immigration policy, the life of Thomas Jefferson and the law of Harry Potter.

 

Courses include:

Computer & Internet Law, International Environmental Law, Property I & II.

Scholarships

BOOKS

Internet and the Law: Technology, Society, and Compromises (2d ed. ABC-CLIO 2014)

Fan Fiction and Copyright: Outsider Works and Intellectual Property Protection (Farnham, Surrey, UK: Ashgate Publ. 2011)

Intellectual Property: A Reference Handbook (ABC-CLIO, Inc. 2007)

International Environmental Disputes: A Reference Handbook (ABC-CLIO, Inc. 2006)

Internet and the Law: Technology, Society, and Compromises (ABC-CLIO, Inc.  2006)


EDITORSHIPS

Editor (with Arthur J. Cockfield), Themes 1.36 (Institutional and Infrastructural Resources: The Role of International Law and Institutions) and 6.31 (Social Sciences and Humanities: Law), and author, § 1.36 (The Role of International Law and Institutions), 1.36.2 (International Environmental Law), 1.36.2.2 (Transboundary Environmental Harm and State Responsibility: Customary International Law). 1.36.2.4 (Law Regarding Protection of the Environment during Wartime), 6.31 (Law), 6.31.1 (Philosophies and Systems of Law), and 6.31.1.3 (Non-Western Philosophies of Law), in Encyclopedia of Life-support Systems (UNESCO-EOLSS, 2002) (published online at http://www.eolss.net).


ARTICLES, BOOK CHAPTERS, AND ARTICLE-LENGTH WORKS

Desalination and International Watercourse Law , 2013 Utah OnLaw 297 (2013), available at http://epubs.utah.edu/index.php/utahonlaw/article/view/1121/817 or http://ssrn.com/abstract=2441946

Reclaiming Copyright from the Outside In: What the Downfall Hitler Meme Means for Transformative Works, Fair Use, and Parody, 8 Buff. Intell. Prop. L.J. 1 (2013), available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2040538

Intellectual Property Piracy: Perception and Reality in China, the United States, and Elsewhere, 2 J. Int'l Media & Ent. L. 65 (2008) reprinted in Chinese translation as 艾伦施瓦巴赫 [Aaron Schwabach], 知识产权中的盗版问题:中美等国的认知与现实 [Intellectual Property Piracy Issue: China, America, and Other Countries’ Perception and Reality], 电子知识产权 [Electronics Intellectual Property], Feb. 15, 2008, at 22, (余俊 [Yu Jun] and 路晓芳 [Lu Xiaofang], translators) reprinted in Chinese translation as 知识产权盗版:中美等国的认知与现实, Chinese Intellectual Property Review (Liu Chuntian, ed.; Beijing: Commercial Press,  2011) (Yu Jun and Lu Xiaofang, translators) reprinted in English in 42 Law/Technology 5 (2009) available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=1022243

Of Charities and Clawbacks: The European Union Proposal on Successions and Wills as a Threat to Charitable Giving, 17 Colum. J. Eur. L. 447 (2011) available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=1866461

Thomas Jefferson, Slavery, and Slaves, 33 Thomas Jefferson L. Rev. 1 (2011) available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=1866452

Harry Potter and the Unforgivable Curses: Norm-formation, Inconsistency, and the Rule of Law in the Wizarding World, 11 Roger Williams U. L. Rev. 309 (2006), reprinted in The Lawyer Chronicle, Nov. 7, 2011 Available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=818185

Harry Potter and the Unforgivable Curses in The Law & Harry Potter 67 (Jeffrey Thomas & Franklin Snyder eds., 2010) available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=1613462

The Harry Potter Lexicon and the World of Fandom: Fan Fiction, Outsider Works, and Copyright, 70 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 387 (2009) reprinted in Entertainment, Publishing and the Arts Handbook (Karen Tripp ed., Thomson Reuters 2010) available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=1274293

Measures to Protect the Tibetan Antelope under the CITES framework, 29 T.s Jefferson L. Rev. 251 (2007) (with Liang Qinghua) available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=969473

Harry Potter and the Law, 12 Tex. Wesleyan L. Rev. 427 (coauthored with Jeff Thomas [lead author] et al., 2005) available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=829344

Ecocide and Genocide in Iraq: International Law, the Marsh Arabs and Environmental Damage in Non-international Conflicts, 15 Colo. J. Int'l Envtl. L & Pol'y 1 (2003) available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=442541

Kosovo: Virtual War and International Law, 15 Cardozo Stud. L. & Lit. 1 (2003) available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=395980

How Free Trade Can Save the Everglades, 14 Geo. Int'l Envtl. L. Rev. 301 (2001) available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=412102

How Protectionism is Destroying the Everglades, 31 Envtl. L. Rptr. 14,999 (2001), reprinted in abridged form as How Free Trade Can Save the Everglades, National Wetlands Newsletter, Jan.-Feb. 2002, at 7

NATO's War in Kosovo and the Final Report to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, 9 Tul. J. Int'l & Comp. L. 167 (2001) available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=412182

The Tisza Cyanide Disaster and International Law, 30 Envtl. L. Rptr. 10,509 (2000)

Professional Responsibility (Chapter in Thomas Jefferson School of Law Bar Passage Handbook) (2000)

From Schweizerhalle to Baia Mare: The Continuing Failure of International Law to Protect Europe's Rivers, 19 Va. Envtl. L.J. 431 (2000) available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=412180

Yugoslavia v. NATO, Security Council Resolution 1244, and the Law of Humanitarian Intervention, 27 Syracuse J. Int'l L. & Comm. 77 (2000) available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=412181

Environmental Damage Resulting From the NATO Military Action Against Yugoslavia, 25 Colum. J. Envtl. L. 117 (2000) available at  http://ssrn.com/abstract=224028

The Legality of the NATO Bombing Operation in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, 11 Pace Int'l L. Rev. 405 (1999)

Using International Law to Prevent Environmental Harm from Increased Use of Desalination, 34 Tex. Int'l L.J. 187 (1999)

Humanitarian Intervention and Environmental Protection: The Effect of the Kosovo War on the Law of War, 6 J. E. Eur. L. 405 (1999) available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=412562

Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings, 41 T. Jefferson L. Rev. 101 (1999)

The United Nations Convention on the Law of Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses. Customary International Law, and the Interests of Developing Upper Riparians, 33 Tex. Int'l L.J. 257 (1998)

Thomas Jefferson as an Unsuccessful Advocate for Freedom in Howell v. Netherland, 20 T. Jefferson L. Rev. 129 (1998)

Jefferson and Slavery, 19 T. Jefferson L. Rev. 63 (1997)

An Analysis of First-Year Student WESTLAW Use: Why Vendor-Provided Training Isn't Enough, 16 Legal Reference Services Q. no. 2, 1997 at 7

Diverting the Danube: the Gabcikovo-Nagymaros Dispute & International Freshwater Law, 14 Berkeley J. Int'l L. 290 (1996)

Doctrine or Dictum: The Ker-Frisbie Doctrine and Official Abductions Which Breach International Law, 25 U. Miami Inter-Am. L. Rev. 19 (1993)

The Sandoz Spill: the Failure of International Law to Protect the Rhine from Pollution, 16 Ecology L.Q. 443 (1989), reprinted in part in Environmental Law and Policy: Nature, Law, and Society 999 (West Pub. Co., 1992), and in International Environmental Law 6 (Lupus Publications, 1993)

Employer Sanctions and Discrimination: The Case for Repeal of the Employer Sanctions Provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, 4 La Raza L.J. 1 (1991)

Death Watch on the Rhine, 75 Bus. & Soc. Rev. 36 (1990)

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Presentations

Fan Fiction and Copyright: Outsider Works and Intellectual Property Protection, Fan Fiction, Copyright, and the Practitioner's Perspective, Cryptozoic Entertainment, Irvine, CA (June 15, 2013)

Fan Fiction and Copyright Law, Professor Speaker Series CLE, Cryptozoic Entertainment, Irvine, CA (June 15, 2013)

BP Oil Spill in the International Legal Perspective, International Affairs Group, University of California at San Diego, International House, Eleanor Roosevelt College, University of California at San Diego, October 4, 2010

The Narratives of Harry Potter & the Law - panel presentation with law professors Sue Liemer (Southern Illinois U.) & Mary Beth Beazley (Ohio State), Legal Writing Institute, Once Upon a Legal Time: Applied Legal Storytelling, Chapter 2, Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon, Jul 24, 2009

Harry Potter & the Unforgivable Curses, HP Education Fanon - Azkatraz, Parc 55 Hotel, San Francisco, CA, Jul 20, 2009

Fair Use and Fan Creativity - panel presentation with Prof. Julie Cromer-Young (TJSL), Lev Grossman (TIME magazine), Fred Von Lohmann (Electronic Frontier Foundation), and Heidi Tandy (Organization for Transformative Works), HP Education Fanon - MPA, ZEUM, San Francisco, CA, Jul 20, 2009

Harry Potter & the Law, Ericson Elementary School, Mira Mesa, San Diego, CA, Oct 9, 2008 

Harry Potter & the Unforgivable Curses, San Diego County Law Library, Attorneys as Authors series, San Diego, CA, Sep 18, 2008

Perception Gaps between Developed and Developing Countries on Intellectual Property Piracy, Conference on the World Trade Organization: Dislocations and Solutions, Southwest University of Political Science and Law, Chongqing, China, Dec. 2, 2006

Harry Potter and the Rule of Law, presentation at San Diego County Law Library, Sept. 12, 2006

Harry Potter, Law & Culture, University of Gloucestershire Faculty of Law Power of Stories: Intersections of Law, Culture and Literature Conference, Gloucester, England, July 2005

P2P and Recent Developments in Copyright Law, Beijing University School of Law, Beijing, China, Apr. 2004

Copyright Law and Electronic File-sharing in the Post-Napster Era, Fudan University Faculty of Law, Shanghai, China, Apr. 2004

News

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Expertise

Communication Law

  • Cyberspace/Internet Law
  • Teaching on the Internet

Environmental Law

  • International Environmental Law

Intellectual Property

  • Computer & Internet Law

International Law

  • International Environmental Law
  • International Law

Property

  • Property Law