William Ford received his law degree from the University of Chicago in 2003, where
he was the symposium editor for the University of Chicago Legal Forum and co-chair of the
Hinton Moot Court Competition. After law school, Professor Ford worked for the Los
Angeles firm of Irell & Manella, and then returned to the University of Chicago Law
School as a Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law. 

Professor Ford came to John Marshall as a visiting professor in 2006 and joined the
full-time faculty in 2007. He teaches Computer and Video Game Law, Contracts I,
Constitutional Theory, Intellectual Property Survey, and Right of Publicity and
Protection of Personality. 



Games Are Not Coffee Mugs: Games and the Right of Publicity (with Raizel Liebler), Santa Clara High Technology Law Journal (2012)

Contributions to Books

Implications of Video Games and Virtual Worlds in Trademark Law (with Ben Manevitz), Computer Games and Virtual Worlds (2010)


First Amendment Concerns and How They Impact Your IP Department, Intellectual Property Owners Association 43rd Annual Meeting (2015)
Recent Developments in Video Game Law, Chicago Video Game Law Summit (2015)
The Video Game Violence Debate, Chicago Video Game Law Summit (2015)
The Right of Publicity and Entertainment Works, 59th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference (2015)
Sherlock Holmes & the Case of the Public Domain, The John Marshall Law School Library Week (2014)