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Heather Whitney

Heather Whitney is a Lecturer in Law and Bigelow Teaching Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School. She is also a faculty affiliate at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. In January 2015 she started her third year as a teaching fellow for CopyrightX, a free online copyright course offered by Harvard Law School on the edX platform.

Heather's primary research interests are at the intersection of innovation, work, and our changing conceptions of property and flourishing lives. Her current work looks at evolving forms of worker organization, intellectual property (including in-game property), consumer protection, and corporations (particularly notions of social responsibility, organizational design, and governance).

Heather earned a JD from Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, and a BA in philosophy from UCLA, summa cum laude. Prior to attending Harvard, she worked on Google's Global Ethics and Compliance team. She's also spent time at the Federal Trade Commission, Facebook, Keker & Van Nest, and Jenner & Block's Washington D.C. office. Immediately prior to becoming a Bigelow Fellow, she clerked for the Honorable Chief Judge Diane P. Wood of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

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