Howard University



Creditors Rights, Computer Law, Sales and Secured Transactions,Torts, Introduction to Intellectual Property

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Lateef Mtima is a Professor of Law and the Founder and Director of the Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice at the Howard University School of Law. After graduating with honors from Amherst College in 1982, Prof. Mtima received his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School in 1985, where he was the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Harvard BlackLetter Journal. Admitted to the New York and Pennsylvania bars, Prof. Mtima practiced with Coudert Brothers in New York and San Francisco until 1996, and was later Of Counsel to the Philadelphia firm of Klehr, Harrison.

A member of the HUSL law faculty since 1998, Prof. Mtima teaches and writes in the areas of bankruptcy and debtors and creditors’ rights, commercial law, torts, and intellectual property law, with emphases in the areas of software and Internet issues, and the Digital Divide. Prof. Mtima serves as the Chair of the Howard University Intellectual Property Committee, which implements the University’s technology transfer and intellectual property policy, and is also a member of the Advisory Board for the BNA Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Journal.

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updated: November 27, 2012