About Christopher B. Seaman

Christopher B. Seaman joined the Washington and Lee law faculty in 2012. His research and teaching interests include intellectual property (IP) law and civil procedure, with a particular focus on IP litigation and remedies for the violation of IP rights.
Professor Seaman’s scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in a variety of law reviews and journals, including the Iowa Law Review, the BYU Law Review, the Yale Journal of Law and Technology, and the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology. His empirical study of willful patent infringement was a winner of the 2010 Samsung-Stanford Patent Prize competition for outstanding new scholarship related to patent remedies. In addition, Professor Seaman has written articles on the history, constitutionality, and potential future of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.
Professor Seaman received his B.A. in 2000 from Swarthmore College and his J.D. in 2004 from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was an Executive Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and received the Edwin R. Keedy Law Review Award. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable R. Barclay Surrick of the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania from 2004-2005 and practiced law at Sidley Austin LLP in Chicago from 2005-2009, where he represented clients in patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret litigation in federal and state courts. Prior to joining Washington and Lee, Professor Seaman was a Visiting Assistant Professor at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law and an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.


Present Associate Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law

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Contact Information

Sydney Lewis Hall
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Lexington, VA 24450
(540) 458-8520


Intellectual Property Articles (9)

Voting Rights/Election Law Articles (2)

Book Chapters (1)

Selected Presentations and Conferences (9)