Tom Bell is a Professor at the Dale E. Fowler School of Law at Chapman University in Orange, California. Chapman is a private university that overs a wide range of studies. The School of Law where Tom Bell teaches is one of ten of the schools available to students.
While Tom Bell has a strong overall legal background his specialty is in the tech and IP space. Internet law is also something that he spends a great deal of his time thinking about, and the landscape is changing seemingly every day.
We’re starting to see a lot of law professors like Tom beginning to specialize in areas of internet, tech, and IP due to a lack of precedent in all of these areas. This makes it an exciting challenge to place guidelines and boundaries while still understanding that progress will lead to uncharted legal territory.
Tom Bell has been published, interviewed, and quoted in a number of media outlets. Some of these have been formal academic publications while others have been large news outlets like CNN, the Economist, and the Wall Street Journal. He’s also given various talks and interviews on the topic of internet law and how it affects us today, which can be found online.
As a Professor of Law at Chapman Tom teaches classes on internet law, intellectual property, copyright law, and many other topics. He has a wide range of knowledge on the legal process as a whole which makes him a great resource for a variety of legal disciplines.
Before his current work at Chapman Tom Bell attended law school at the University of Chicago where he was very active in school legal events and meetups. Once he finished there he worked as a lawyer in California before beginning his teaching career at the University of Dayton.
If you want to find out more about Tom Bell and get a chance to read some of his publications there are a number of places we recommend you visit online. His book titled, “Intellectual Privilege: Copyright, Common Law, and the Common Good” offers some interesting perspective on many modern issues with copyright law and what lawmakers can do to make things right.
Tom Bell also has a personal website that provides more information about him, and contact information if you wish to get in touch. There’s an extensive section that links to more of his work as well as podcasts and videos that he’s been a part of.