Dr. Elizabeth Townsend Gard


Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of the Copyright Society

John E. Koerner Endowed Professor of Law, Tulane University Law School

John E. Koerner Endowed Professor of Law
Tulane University Law School

Dr. Elizabeth Townsend Gard (she/her) is the John E. Koerner Endowed Professor of Law at Tulane University Law School. She published her first piece with the Journal in 2007: “Unpublished Works and the Public Domain: The Opening of a New Frontier.” She is known for her work on the Durationator copyright system and the Just Wanna Quilt podcast. She holds a Ph.D. in European History from UCLA (focused on the cultural expression of war), and a J.D./LL.M. in International Trade from the University of Arizona. She currently studies the intersection of creativity with copyright in different forms. She is the co-author with Sid Gard of the Just Wanna series with C&T Publishing, including Just Wanna Trademark for Makers (2023) and Just Wanna Copyright for Makers (forthcoming 2024). 

Contact Elizabeth by email at EIC@copyrightsociety.org.