Andrew Chin Andrew Chin

Andrew Chin
UNC Courses
Online Tutorials
Supervised Research
Previous Teaching
Bar Associations
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UNC Courses
Courses I teach regularly at Carolina Law include:

Antitrust Law
LAW 226, 3 units
Taught in:  F01, F02, S04, S05, S06, S07, F08, F09, S11, F11, S13, S14, S15, F15, F16, S18

Recent economic and political developments have led the federal government to rethink its role in regulating the competitive structure and performance of American industries in a global context. This course provides an introduction to the legal doctrines, public policies, and intellectual theories that inform the practice and administration of federal antitrust law. We will encounter problems posed by monopolies, mergers, joint ventures, tying arrangements, exclusive dealing, collaboration in pricing, and other business behavior, as they have arisen in a wide variety of industries and markets. We will discuss these problems together, applying the recurring terms and elements of antitrust law, including geographic market definition, product market definition, entry barriers, market foreclosure, antitrust injury, legitimate business purposes, market structure, market concentration, market performance, market failure, monopoly power, market power, the rule of reason, and the per se rule. We will become familiar with the historical development of the law, its present state, and the ideologies and policy choices that will shape its future paths. We will learn to apply the principles of antitrust law to new industries and markets, so that you can be an informed observer, or participant, in its future development.

Intellectual Property
LAW 265, 3 units
Taught in:  S02, F02, F04, F05, F07, F08, F09, F12, F14, F17

Although the law of intellectual property has historically been deeply intertwined with commerce, trade, technology, culture, and the human condition, recent technological, economic and cultural changes have dramatically elevated its significance. Modern intellectual property law includes such diverse topics as trademarks, trade secrets, patents and copyrights. This course provides a broad introduction to these substantive areas and to the legal reasoning skills involved in intellectual property counseling and litigation that will benefit students whether or not they choose to pursue more specialized offerings. No prior technical background or knowledge is required or expected.

International Intellectual Property
LAW 418, 3 units
Taught in:  S07, S08, S10, S12, F13, S17

More than 50 percent of U.S. exports now depend on some form of intellectual property protection. This course provides an overview of the substantive content of, and legal authority for, international IP rights, drawing on cases, treaties and materials in copyright, patent and trademark law. We will examine international and comparative law issues of major importance to modern IP practice, including obligations for IP protection arising under international public law, the emerging role of transnational private law in the acquisition and enforcement of IP rights, and the geopolitics of IP trade and harmonization.

Patent Law
LAW 286, 3 units
Taught in:  S02, S03, S04, S05, S06, F06, S08, S09, S10, S11, F11, F12, F13, S15, F15, F16, F17

This course provides an introduction to essentially all substantive aspects of patent law, including the legal doctrines, public policies, and intellectual theories that inform the practices of patent prosecution, counseling, and litigation. You will initially develop an understanding of the form and substance of the patent instrument, with particular attention to the claims that define the substantive scope of the patent grant. You will then study the statutory requirements for obtaining a patent grant, including utility, novelty, non-obviousness, and adequacy of disclosure. Finally, you will examine the law governing patent infringement, including literal infringement and infringement under the doctrine of equivalents, as well as the applicable defenses and remedies. No prior technical background or knowledge is required or expected, but students should be comfortable with expository readings in science and technology.

Cyberspace Law Seminar
LAW 357C, 3 units
Taught in:  F14, S17

This is a seminar providing an opportunity to study, critique and write scholarly writings about a wide range of enduring and emerging legal issues surrounding the use of the Internet. Topics will vary according to student interest, but will likely include: governance of the Internet, information policy, intellectual property on the Web, software patenting, privacy, content regulation, encryption and other access controls, law in virtual worlds, fraud and other Internet crimes, security, law enforcement using the Internet and blogging and other Internet-related activities.

Online Tutorials
Gibrat Market Simulator
Herfindahl-Hirschman Index Calculator
Monopoly and Market Performance
Supervised Research
I am proud to have supervised a number of outstanding students pursuing graduate research degrees and/or major projects in legal scholarship, including:

Jeff Childers
Ashley Collins
Virginia Haritidou
Maher Sultan
Irwin Tang

Previous Teaching
Courses I have taught at other universities include:

University of Texas at Austin
Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs

Systems Analysis/Management Science, Fall 1994
Statistics, Spring 1995

King's College London
Department of Computer Science

Distributed and Object-Oriented Programming, Fall 1993
Parallel Algorithms and Architectures, Spring 1994

Texas A&M University
Department of Mathematics

Calculus I, Fall 1991
Calculus II, Spring 1992
Pre-Calculus, Fall 1992

University of Oxford
Mathematical Institute
(Teaching Assistant)
Complexity and Cryptography, Spring 1988
Communication Theory, Fall 1989
Computing Laboratory (Teaching Assistant)
Parallel Algorithms, Spring 1991

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