John Conley

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John M. Conley is William Rand Kenan, Jr. Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his undergraduate degree in classics from Harvard and his J.D. and Ph.D. (anthropology) degrees from Duke, where he was editor-in-chief of the Duke Law Journal. His courses include intellectual property, scientific evidence, biotechnology and the law, and law and social science. He also teaches anthropology courses regularly at Duke University. Since 1991 he has been a member of the faculty of the University of Virginia's Graduate Program for Judges, in which he teaches a course on scientific evidence. He has written several books and numerous articles on such topics as the law of intellectual property as applied to emerging technologies, scientific evidence, the anthropological and linguistic study of the American legal system (with William O'Barr), and the culture of business and finance. Most recently, he has co-authored (with Jane Moriarty) a forthcoming casebook entitled, “Expert and Scientific Evidence” (Aspen, 2007).

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