Julie D. Cromer Young
Julie Cromer Young
Associate Professor of Law
Director, Center for Law and Intellectual Property
J.D., Harvard Law School;
B.A., University of Alabama, summa cum laude
Phone: (619) 961-4228

Professor Young joined the TJSL faculty in the fall of 2003.  Her scholarship is in the area of intellectual property, including new developments in copyright law. She co-organized the Seventh Annual Women and the Law Conference Virtual Women: Gender Issues in Intellectual Property, which gathered scholars internationally to discuss this timely subject. Her current research focuses on the intersection of copyright and civil procedure issues. Since 2008, she has served as the Director of the TJSL Center for Law and Intellectual Property.


Before coming to the law school, Professor Young practiced in Chicago. Her intellectual property practice, which focused on trademark and copyright law, included litigation, contractual, international and prosecution work.


Courses include:

Civil Procedure, Conflict of Laws, Copyright, Food & Drug Law, Intellectual Property, IP and Competition Seminar.



From the Mouths of Babes: Protecting Child Authors from Themselves, 112 W. Va. L. Rev. 431 (2010)

It’s in the Cards: The Law of Tarot (and Other Fortunes Told), in Law and Magic: A Collection of Essays 15 (Christine Corcos ed., 2010)

It's Hard to Find a Good Pair of Genes: So Why Make Them Free for the Taking, 76 UMKC L. Rev. 505 (2007)

How on Earth Terrestrial Laws Can Protect Geospatial Data, 32 J. Space L. 253 (2006)

Harry Potter and The Three-Second Crime: Are We Vanishing the De Minimis Defense From Copyright Law? 36 N.M. L. Rev. 261 (2006)

Sanitary and Phytosanitary Meaures: What They Could Mean for Health and Safety Regulations under GATT, 36 Harv. Int'l L.J. 557 (1995)


Copyright in Memoriam, Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, Berkeley, CA, Aug. 2010

The Terms and Conditions of Social Networking, SANDALLS/SLA-SD Spring Workshop 2010 Informavore, Human Behavior in the Modern Information Society, San Diego, CA, Apr. 2010

Filling the Gaps in Your IP Strategy: Copyright, CommNexus IP SIG Event, Filling the Gaps in Your IP Strategy, San Diego, CA, Apr. 2010

Death Plus Seventy, IP Scholars Roundtable 2010, Drake Law School, Mar. 2010

From the Mouths of Babes: Protecting Child Authors from Themselves, Vanderbilt University Law School 2008 Roundtable, User-Generated Content, Social Networking and Virtual Worlds, Nov. 2008

What if Man Never Walked on the Moon? Fourth Annual Intellectual Property & Communications Law Program Symposium: What Ifs and Other Alternative Intellectual Property and Cyberlaw Stories, Michigan State University, Mar. 2007

Questions about Copyright (and a Few Answers), San Diego Art Institute, San Diego, CA, Aug. 2004

Database Rights and Protection Worldwide, North County Chapter-San Diego World Affairs Council, Rancho Bernardo, CA, June 2004

When the Law Pushes You Around, How Do You Know When to Push Back? College of Arts & Sciences/New College Program, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, Apr. 2004

European Union Database Directive and HR 3261, Southern California International Law Conference, California Western School of Law, Mar. 2004


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Business Law

  • eCommerce

Civil Procedure & Litigation

  • California Civil Procedure
  • Civil Procedure

Communication Law

  • Cyberspace/Internet Law

Entertainment and Media Law

Intellectual Property

  • Copyright
  • Trademark and Unfair Competition

Law and Popular Culture