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Professor
Professor Fordham joined the Arizona Summit Law School in 2008. Prior to his employment at the ASLS Professor Fordham taught at the University of California at San Diego. Throughout his career in education he has taught many classes, including: trademark law, copyright law, introduction to intellectual property law, and tort law.

Before teaching Professor Fordham practiced law at the San Diego office of Morrison & Foerster, LLP, focusing on complex civil litigation and intellectual property law. Among other things, during his tenure at Morrison & Foerster, Fordham litigated and negotiated settlements in a number of cases asserting copyright infringement, trademark infringement, and misappropriation of trade secrets; advised technology clients on strategies under complex licensing agreements; and prosecuted derivative actions on behalf of corporations.

After law school, Fordham clerked for Chief Justice Christine Durham of the Utah Supreme Court, and was also an extern for Federal Magistrate Judge Wayne D. Brazil while still attending law school.

Fordham has also enjoyed significant involvement in public service over the years. Fordham has argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of a pro bono client; and twice he has received the Outstanding Service Award from the Legal Aid Society of San Diego for his work prosecuting cases on behalf of indigent clients. Other honors include those earned while attending the University of California at Berkeley School of Law: he was a member of the California Law Review and the Berkeley Technology Law Journal. Also during law school, Fordham founded the Boalt Disability Law Society and was an extern for Federal Magistrate Judge Wayne D. Brazil.


Professor Fordham continues his research in his spare time. His research focuses on the intersection between law, culture, and the human body. He recently published an article that analyzes the constitutionality and objectives of laws that attempt to regulate or prohibit so-called "freak shows" that display persons with unusual bodies as a form of theater. Fordham’s ongoing research explores contemporary issues in biotechnology, medical ethics, intellectual property and tort law.


Education:
•  University of Utah, B.A., 1996
•  University of California - Berkeley, J.D., 2001

Professor Fordham's Scholarly Publications on Spotlight on Summit or SSRN.

Phone: 602.682.6861