Ira Steven Nathenson is a Professor of Law at St. Thomas University, where he teaches courses in Civil Procedure, Cyberlaw, and Intellectual Property. He founded St. Thomas Law's innovative Intellectual Property Certificate program, which uses role-playing simulations and live websites to integrate the learning of IP law, lawyering skills, and professional ethics. Professor Nathenson also runs popular websites—his homepage and YouTube channel—that provide numerous learning resources on Civil Procedure and other topics.
After graduating summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Professor Nathenson served as a judicial law clerk for the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and practiced Intellectual Property law at Kirkpatrick & Lockhart LLP (now K&L Gates LLP).
Professor Nathenson's research and writing interests are diverse. He has published in numerous law reviews on topics such as copyright, trademark, technology and internet law, procedural justice, and legal education reform. He has twice won the prestigious BNEF Ladas Memorial Award for his writings on the internet and branding law.