Mary LaFrance

IGT Professor of Intellectual Property Law

Mary LaFrance is the IGT Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she has taught since 1999, and also served as Academic Dean from 2001-2004. She previously taught at Florida State University, in both the College of Law and the School of Motion Pictures, Television, and Recording Arts.

Professor LaFrance received her J.D. with High Honors from the Duke University School of Law, where she served as Executive Editor of the Duke Law Journal, and simultaneously earned her M.A. in Philosophy from the Duke University School of Graduate Studies. She clerked for Judge Harry T. Edwards of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and practiced law in the Washington, D.C. office of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. Professor LaFrance has authored or co-authored six books on intellectual property law. Her articles have been published in numerous law reviews, including the Southern California Law Review, the Vanderbilt Law Review, and the Emory Law Journal.