Margaret Chon

Margaret Chon

Donald and Lynda Horowitz Endowed Chair for the Pursuit of Justice
Faculty Co-Director, Technology, Innovation Law, and Ethics Program

 Sullivan Hall 440


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  • Civil Procedure
  • Copyright Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Race and Law


  • A.B., Cornell University College of Arts and Science, 1979
  • M.H.S.A., University of Michigan School of Public Health, 1981
  • J.D., cum laude, University of Michigan Law School, 1986


Margaret Chon is the Donald and Lynda Horowitz Endowed Chair for the Pursuit of Justice, and formerly Associate Dean for Research at Seattle University School of Law. She is the author of numerous articles, books, book chapters, and review essays on intellectual property, as well as race and law. Her co-edited volume, THE CAMBRIDGE HANDBOOK OF PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GOVERNANCE, AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (Cambridge University Press 2018), focuses on the relationship of global intellectual property institutions to the production of global public goods, expressed by human and sustainable development goals. An alumna of the University of Michigan (M.H.S.A. and J.D.) and Cornell University (A.B.), she clerked for both the Honorable A. Leon Higginbotham and the Honorable Dolores J. Sloviter of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Professor Chon has been a member of the faculty at Seattle University since 1996. She is a member of the American Law Institute and the American Bar Foundation.




Book Chapters, Review Essays, etc.