Ownership and Copyright Issues
Caroline is licensed patent agent and is currently in her last year of law school at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She has extensive experience in several Intellectual Property matters including but not limited to: patent infringement, litigation, offensive/defense review, patent research, prosecution matters, and prosecution of copyrights and trademarks. Caroline has worked as a patent agent for Shook, Hardy & Bacon, a law firm in Kansas City. Most recently, she has worked for Novak Druce + Quigg, on patent prosecution and litigation matters in Houston, Texas. Prior to law school, she received a masters degree in Electrical Engineering and during this time has coauthored several papers for the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) on alternative power sources, high energy density sources, and optics.
Richard C. Reuben
James Lewis Parks Professor of Law
Professor Reuben is the co-author of one of the country’s leading ADR casebooks, Dispute Resolution & Lawyers (4th ed. 2009) (with Leonard L. Riskin, James Westbrook, Chris Guthrie, and Jennifer K. Robbennolt). His articles have appeared in the California Law Review, UCLA Law Review, Harvard Negotiation Law Review, Law & Contemporary Problems (Duke), and the SMU Law Review, among others. His research emphasizes the relationship between dispute resolution and law, as well as democratic governance. He is also one of the nation’s leading authorities on confidentiality in ADR processes, and served as a Reporter for the Uniform Mediation Act, which has been adopted in several states. He is a Senior Fellow at the law school's Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution, and co-director of the Center for the Study of Conflict, Law and the Media, a partnership of the Law School and the internationally regarded Missouri School of Journalism.
A lawyer and journalist, Professor Reuben covered the U.S. Supreme Court and other legal issues for the ABA Journal, the Los Angeles and San Francisco Daily Journals, and other publications for more than a decade. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Dispute Resolution's Magazine, a quarterly publication of the American Bar Association, from 1996-2007, and is chair of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s Committee on Public Policy, Participation, and Democracy. He served for two years as the Associate Director of the Stanford Center for Conflict and Negotiation at Stanford University, and on the Board of Directors of the Conflict Resolution Information Project for five years. He does trainings in negotiation and conflict management, and consults with both government and private entities.
Professor Reuben's primary teaching assignments at Missouri are Negotiation, Conflict and Conflict Management, Election Law, Legislation, Local Government Law, and Administrative Law. He has also taught at Stanford Law School, Harvard Law School, Pepperdine Law School, Hamline Law School, Central European University in Hungary, and Johannes Kepler University in Austria.