Professor Robert Heverly will serve as the interim director of the Government Law Center (GLC) for one year effective Aug. 15, 2012.
Professor Heverly previously served as the GLC's assistant director from 1992 to 2001 before leaving Albany Law School to teach and produce scholarship at several other institutions.
Before rejoining the Albany Law faculty, Professor Heverly was a visiting professor of law at Michigan State University College of Law. Prior to that, he was lecturer in law and director of the LL.M. Programme in Information, Technology and Intellectual Property at the Norwich Law School of the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich, England, as well as a fellow with the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, where he retains an affiliation as a faculty fellow.
With research and teaching interests spanning property and land use law, intellectual property and copyright law, and cyberspace and communications law, Professor Heverly is active at academic conferences and other events across the country, delivering presentations on cyber-security, net neutrality and international cyber law, among other topics.
At Albany Law School, Professor Heverly teaches International and Comparative Intellectual Property, Cyberspace Law, Property, Torts and Entertainment Law.
In addition to providing a comprehensive government law program for students, the GLC serves as a legal and policy research resource for all levels of government. The center conducts educational programs and research on a wide range of topics both on its own initiative and at the request of government agencies and other organizations.