Associate Professor of Law
B.A. with Honors and with Distinction, Iowa State University, 2004
J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 2007
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Professor Burstein joined the University of Oklahoma College of Law faculty in 2012. She teaches Civil Procedure I, Civil Procedure II and Copyright.
Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Burstein served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert W. Pratt in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa. She also worked as an intellectual property litigation associate in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Professor Burstein received a law degree from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in Art & Design from Iowa State University.
Professor Burstein’s scholarship focuses on the legal protection of product design, with a particular emphasis on design patent law. Her most recent article, published in the Lewis & Clark Law Review, proposes several changes to the Federal Circuit’s test for nonobviousness in the context of design patents. She has presented academic papers at design law conferences at the University of Oxford and Stanford Law School.
Upcoming Presentations & Conferences
Presenter, Thirteenth Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (August 2013).
Participant, Design Law Roundtable. Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law (November 2013).
Panelist, “Protecting Design.” Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting (January 2014).
Presenter, “Design and the Law.” College Art Association (CAA) 102nd Annual Conference (February 2014).