David E. Sorkin
The John Marshall Law School
315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 60604
Office: Room 924
Office Hours: Thurs. Noon-2 p.m. (Spring 2012)
BA, with distinction, Indiana University, Phi Beta Kappa
BSBus, with high distinction, Indiana University, Beta Gamma Sigma
MLS, Indiana University
JD, cum laude, Harvard University
Before coming to John Marshall, David Sorkin clerked for a state appellate judge in Indiana and taught at Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis. He has written and spoken widely about Internet policy, privacy, consumer protection issues, and communication skills.
In 1994, he created John Marshall's original website, and the following year he began teaching one of the first law school courses on cyberspace law. He has been a visiting scholar at the Center for Research and Education in Information Assurance and Security at Purdue University. He has taught courses in privacy and cyber law at Southern Cross University in Australia, and in consumer law at Northern Illinois University College of Law.
Professor Sorkin serves on the National Arbitration Forum National Panel of Arbitrators and the advisory board of the Center for Asia Pacific Technology Law & Policy at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). He is a leading expert on spam email, and created the first law school course on spam. He also is active as an ICANN panelist for internet domain name disputes.
Professor Sorkin joined the John Marshall faculty in 1991. He teaches Consumer Law, Cyberspace Law, and Lawyering Skills. Visit Professor Sorkin's website.
"Electronic Mail and Spam" in Encyclopedia of Privacy, Greenwood Press (2007)
John Marshall Faculty Works-In-Progress Series, "Ebooks and the Law," The John Marshall Law School (January 24, 2012)
Capital Area Legal Writing Conference, "Using Moodle in a Legal Writing Class," George Washington University (February 26, 2011)
Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference, "Using Moodle in a Legal Writing Class," University of Nevada Las Vegas (March 25, 2011)
"Debt Collection Litigation and Arbitration Roundtable," Federal Trade Commission, Chicago, Illinois (August 6, 2009)