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About Sarah Burstein

Professor Burstein joined the University of Oklahoma College of Law faculty in 2012. She teaches Copyright, Trademarks, Intellectual Property, and Art & Cultural Heritage Law.
Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Burstein served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert W. Pratt in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa. She also worked as an intellectual property litigation associate in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Professor Burstein has a law degree from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in Art & Design from Iowa State University.
Professor Burstein’s scholarship focuses on design law, with a particular focus on U.S. design patents. She has participated, by invitation, in design law conferences at the University of Oxford, Stanford Law School, the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, and ETH Zurich. Professor Burstein also serves as Chair of the ABA Design Committee and Chair-Elect of the AALS Section on Art Law.


Present Associate Professor of Law, University of Oklahoma College of Law

Curriculum Vitae


  • Trademarks
  • Design Law
  • Copyright
  • Intellectual Property


20042007 J.D., University of Chicago, Law School
20002004 B.A., Iowa State University

Contributions to Books (1)

Publications (7)

Works in Progress (1)

Selected Additional Writing (10)