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Prof. Sharon K. Sandeen

Prof. Sharon K. Sandeen

Hamline Law School

Saint Paul, MN, USA

Sharon K. Sandeen is a Professor of Law at Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she teaches a variety of intellectual property law courses. Prior to beginning her teaching career, she practiced law for fifteen years in Sacramento, California specializing in intellectual property litigation and counseling.

A native of northern California, Professor Sandeen received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley, her Juris Doctorate from the University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, and an LL.M. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall).

Her research interests and recent scholarship focus on trade secret law, including the history, purpose, and scope of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act and Article 39 of the TRIPS Agreement. Along with her co-author, she is the author of the first casebook on trade secret law to be published in the United States, Cases and Materials on Trade Secret Law (West 2012). Her work (with E. Rowe), Trade Secret Law in a Nutshell, will be published by West in early 2013. 

Professor Sandeen currently serves as the Chair of the IP Committee and Vice-Chair of the Publications Board of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association. She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a member of the California Bar.


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