Elected Member

Professor Christopher M. Newman

Arlington, VA
George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School
St. John's College
University of Michigan Law School

Christopher Newman is an associate professor of law at George Mason University School of Law. He serves as an Associate Reporter on ALI’s Restatement of Property project.

Following law school, Professor Newman clerked for Judge Alex Kozinski on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, with whom he co-published the article “What’s So Fair About Fair Use?” 

He was a litigation associate with Irell & Manella in Los Angeles from 2000-07, handling contract disputes, business torts, intellectual property matters, corporate and securities litigation, and appellate matters, as well as pro bono family and criminal law matters.

Professor Newman left practice in 2007 to serve an Olin/Searle Fellowship in Law at the UCLA School of Law, where his research and writing focused on areas of property theory and intellectual property. From 2008 until he joined GMU Law, he served as a research fellow of UCLA’s Intellectual Property Project.   

EDUCATION: St. John’s College, B.A.; University of Michigan Law School, J.D.

Areas of Expertise
Copyrights (Intellectual Property)
Civil Practice & Procedure (Litigation)
Property Law (Real Property)