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Andrew Chin

Andrew Chin
Paul B. Eaton Distinguished Professor of Law
Professor of Information and Library Science

J.D., Yale Law School (1998)
D.Phil., Mathematics (Computing), Oxford University (1991)
B.S., Mathematics, University of Texas at Austin (1987)

After serving as student government president at Texas, Chin earned his doctorate studying combinatorial mathematics and computational complexity theory at St. Catherine's College, Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship and a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship.  Between 1991 and 1995, he taught mathematics at Texas A&M University, computer science at King's College, University of London, and public policy at the University of Texas at Austin.  At Yale, he published a paper written during his first semester as a note in the Yale Law Journal, and several subsequent law review articles.  After graduation, he clerked for Judge Henry H. Kennedy, Jr. of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, and assisted Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson and his law clerks in the drafting of the findings of fact in United States v. Microsoft Corporation.  Chin then practiced in the corporate and intellectual property departments in the Washington, D.C. office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP.  Chin joined the faculty of the University of North Carolina School of Law in 2001 and was awarded tenure in 2006.  He teaches antitrust, intellectual property, international intellectual property, and patent law. 

Fall 2019 Courses:
Contract Law
Patent Law

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Amicus brief in Rucho v. Common Cause (filed March 8, 2019)
Amicus brief in Gill v. Whitford
(filed Sept. 1, 2017)

Slides to accompany "The 'Proportional Representation' Strawman in Rucho" (July 9, 2019)

Recent invited lectures

"The Patent System as a Library of Progress"

"Mathematics, Human Flourishing and the Law"

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