Christina Bohannan

Christina Bohannan

Professor and Lauridsen Family Fellow in Law

BS, University of Florida, 1994
JD, University of Florida, 1997


  • Creation Without Restraint: Competition Policy In Innovation Intensive Markets (Oxford Univ. Press, forthcoming 2011) (with Herbert Hovenkamp) (funded by Kauffman foundation grant as part of its initiative on Law, Innovation, and Economic Growth).
  • "Copyright Infringement and Harmless Speech," Hastings Law Journal (2010) (in press)., currently posted at (top ten SSRN download June and July, 2009)
  • "Copyright Preemption of Contracts," 67 Maryland Law Review 611 (2008) (selected by University of California, Berkeley, Center for Law and Technology as one of top IP papers of 2008,  as posted at (SSRN top ten download, July and August, 2008).

Christina Bohannan received her BS in Environmental Engineering with honors from the University of Florida in 1994 and worked after graduation as an engineer. She received her JD from the University of Florida in 1997, where she ranked first in her graduating class and served as editor-in-chief of the Florida Law Review. She was a law clerk to Judge Edward E. Carnes, US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, from 1998-99.

Professor Bohannan teaches Torts, Copyright Law, Conflict of Laws and advanced seminars in intellectual property law.  Most of her current scholarship is in intellectual property law, the First Amendment, and competition law.  She has published major articles in several journals, including the Fordham Law Review, the NYU Law Review, Hastings Law Journal, Boston College Law Review, Washington University Law Review, Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal, and the Maryland Law Review.  Her work was selected for the 2005 Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum, and her article on Copyright preemption of Contracts in the Maryland Law Review was selected by the University of California, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology for inclusion in its prestigious repository at  Currently she is the recipient of a Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation research grant (with Herbert Hovenkamp) to write a book about how intellectual property and competition law can be used more effectively to encourage innovation.  The book is under contract to be published by Oxford University Press.