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John Martin Conley

John Martin Conley is William Rand Kenan, Jr. Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He teaches civil procedure, intellectual property, scientific evidence, biotechnology, and law and social science. He has also taught anthropology courses regularly at both UNC-CH and Duke University, and is a member of the Executive Education faculty at UNC's Kenan-Flagler School of Business.  He is a former Member Scholar of the Center for Progressive Reform.

Professor Conley practiced law in Boston and Charlotte, North Carolina for six years, specializing in intellectual property and civil litigation, before joining the UNC law faculty in 1983. He served for several years as president of Duke's Private Adjudication Center, an organization involved in alternative dispute resolution and a number of law and science projects. Since 1991 he has been a member of the faculty of the University of Virginia's Graduate Program for Judges, in which he teaches a course on social science evidence. In addition, he has been of counsel to the Charlotte law firm of Robinson, Bradshaw & Hinson for many years, concentrating in intellectual property and complex litigation.

Professor Conley has written five books and numerous articles on such topics as the anthropological and linguistic study of the American legal system, the culture of business and finance, scientific evidence, and the law of intellectual property as applied to emerging technologies.  

John Conley
University of North Carolina School of Law
Chapel Hill, NC

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