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Areas of Expertise:

  • Cyberspace Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Law & Economics
  • Property Law

Alina Ng

 

Associate Professor of Law

 

Professor Alina Ng joined the MC Law faculty in 2007. Professor Ng’s research agenda focuses on intellectual property law and the demarcation between private property and public interest. She has published extensively in the area of author's rights, literary property, and copyright history. She has also published works on legal theory and jurisprudence from the perspective of morality and the law. Professor Ng is currently working on a book about the neuroscience of creativity and what that means for intellectual property law. Professor Ng currently teaches in the areas of intellectual property law, property law, and cyberlaw.

 

Education:

 

  • Doctor of the Science of Law (JSD), Stanford Law School; 2004.
  • Master of the Science of Law (JSM), Stanford Law School; 2001.
  • Master of Law (LLM), Clare Hall, University of Cambridge; 1996.
  • Bachelor of Law (LLB), University of London; 1995.

 

Courses Taught:

 

  • Property
  • Cyberlaws
  • Copyright
  • Patent
  • Law & Economics
  • Advance Copyright 

 

Scholarships & Academic Awards:

 

  • Fulbright Scholarship (2000-2004)
  • Lieberman Fellowship, Stanford University (2000-2001)
  • Cambridge Commonwealth Scholarship (1995-1996)
  • Director's Prize for First Class Honors in Jurisprudence and Legal Theory (1995)

 

Other Affiliations & Certifications:

 

  • Legal Project Lead, Creative Commons Malaysia 2006-present
  • Member, Oxford and Cambridge Society, Malaysia, 2004-present
  • Fellow, Cambridge Commonwealth Society, 1995-present

 

Publications:

 

  • Copyright and Moral Norms, forthcoming in Journal of Public Interest Law (2012)
  • Literary Property and Copyright, forthcoming in Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property Law (2012)
  • Rights, Privileges and Access to Information, 42 LOY. U. CHI. L. J. 89 (2010)
  • Copyright Law and the Progress of Science and the Useful Arts (Edward Elgar 2011)
  • When Users Are Authors: Authorship in the Age of Digital Media, 12 VAND.J.ENT.&TECH.L. 853 (2010)
  • The Author's Rights in Literary and Artistic Works, 9 J. Marshall Rev. of Intell. Prop. L. 453 (2009)
  • The Social Contract and Authorship: Allocating Entitlements in the Copyright System, 19 Fordham Intell. Prop. Media & Ent. L.J. 413 (2009).
  • Authors and Readers: Conceptualizing Authorship in Copyright Law, 30 Hastings Comm. & Ent. L.J. 377 (2008).
  • Copyright's Empire: Why the Law Matters, 11 Marq. Intell. Prop. L. Rev. 337 (2007).
  • Malaysia: On the Road to the Information Age with Vincent Lowe (Asian Media Information and Communication Center and School of Communication Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 1999)

 

Professional Experience:

 

  • Associate Professor of Law, Mississippi College School of Law (July 2010-present)
  • Assistant Professor of Law, Mississippi College School of Law (August 2007-June 2010)
  • Senior Executive, Multimedia Development Corporation, Cyberjaya, Malaysia (August 2004-June 2007)
  • Research Assistant to Professors Deborah Rhode and Lawrence Lessig, Stanford Law School (May 2003-September 2003)
  • Senior Executive, Multimedia Development Corporation, Cyberjaya, Malaysia (June 1997- September 2000)
  • Tax Assistant, Arthur Andersen, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (November 1996 - May 1997)

 

Thesis & Dissertation:

 

  • Commercializing Motion Pictures and Sound Recording through the Internet: Copyright Law and Technological Change (on file with Stanford Robert Crown Law Library and Stanford University Library Special Collections and University Archives, 3781 2004 N)
  • The Economics of Intellectual Property Rights, Competition and Technology Transfer in the Software Industry (on file with Stanford Robert Crown Law Library, 3781 2001 N)
 
 
 
 

Presentations & Conferences:

 
 
  • "Legal Fictions and the Concept of Deemed Authorship," Arizona State University, Legal Scholars Conference, March 9, 2013 (work in progress).
  • “Copyright and Moral Norms,” Faculty Exchange, University of Mississippi School of Law, Oxford, March 7, 2012
  • “Impact of SOPA and PIPA on Creativity,” Mississippi College, Clinton, January 18, 2012
  • Participant, Global Congress of Public Interest Intellectual Property Law, American University, Washington D.C., August 25-27, 2011
  • “Copyright and Moral Norms,” Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, De Paul University Law School, Chicago, August 11-12, 2011
  • Chair and discussant, Panel on Media, Law, and Ideology, Law and Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, June 2-5, 2011
  • “The Author as a Social Construct,” Law and Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, June 2-5, 2011
  • “Authentic Authorship,” Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable, Drake Law School, April 1-2, 2011
  • “Property and Progress of Science and Arts,” Poster Presentation, Midwestern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, March 31, 2011
  • “Literary Property,” Association of Law, Property, and Society Annual Meeting, Georgetown Law Center, March 4-5, 2011
  • “Copyright and Progress of Science,” Mississippi College School of Law Faculty Forum, November 30, 2010
  • “Property and Progress of Science and Arts,” Third National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, Seton Hall Law School, New Jersey, September 9-12, 2010
  • "Of Property & Contracts: Disentangling Rights in Literary and Artistic Works," AALS Mid-Year Meeting, Property Section, June 11-12, 2010
  • "Authentic Authorship," Law & Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, May 27-30, 2010
  • "The Ethics of Authorship," Midwestern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, April 22-25, 2010
  • "Is There a Right of Access: Of Authors, Publishers, and Users," Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable, Drake Law School, March 26-27, 2010
  • "The Idea of a Use Right," Association for Law, Property, and Society Annual Meeting, Georgetown Law Center, March 5-6, 2010
  • "Artistic Norms, Property Rights, and Copyright," Panel on Art Law, AALS Annual Meeting 2010, New Orleans, January 6-10, 2010
  • "Rights, Privileges, and Access to Information," Poster Presentation, Property Law Section, AALS Annual Meeting 2010, New Orleans, January 6-10, 2010
  • Journalism & The New Media Ecology, November 13-14, 2009, Yale Law School (Conference Attendee)
  • "When Users are Authors: Authorship in the Age of Digital Media," Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law Symposium, October 23, 2009
  • Sixth Annual Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference, October 16-17, 2009, William & Mary Law School (Conference Attendee)
  • "Taking Copyright Seriously: When Abridging Rights is Wrong," Works-in-Progress Intellectual Property Conference, Seton Hall University School of Law, October 2-3, 2009
  • "Rights, Privileges, and Access to Information, Mississippi College School of Law Faculty Forum, September 10, 2009
  • "Owning Literary and Artistic Works," 2nd Conference on Innovation and Communication Law, University of Louisville, Aug. 21-22, 2009
  • "The Author's Rights in Literary and Artistic Works," Midwestern Political Science Association Annual Conference, Chicago, Apr. 2-5, 2009
  • "Property Rights and Access to Information," Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable, Drake Law School, Feb. 27-29, 2009
  • "Authorial Rights in the Copyright System," Works-in-Progress Intellectual Property Conference, Tulane Law School, Oct. 3-4, 2008
  • "The Social Contract and Authorship," Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, Stanford Law School, Aug. 7-8, 2008
  • "Property and Access in Copyright," Southeastern Association of Law Schools New Scholars Conference, Ritz Carlton, Palm Beach, Jul. 28-Aug. 1, 2008
  • "The Social Contract and Authorship," Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable, Drake University Law School, Feb. 22-23, 2008
  • "Inalienability of Property in Literary and Artistic Works," Junior Property Scholar Workshop, Widener Law School, Feb. 8-9, 2008
  • "Authorship in the Commons," Asia and Commons in the Information Age, Taipei, Taiwan, Jan. 19-20, 2008