Christina Mulligan

Assistant Professor of Law

B.A., J.D., Harvard University


Internet Law
Intellectual Property Survey

Biographical Information

Christina Mulligan joined the Georgia Law faculty in the fall of 2013 as an assistant professor teaching Internet Law, Cybercrimes and Intellectual Property Survey.

Prior to joining UGA, she served as a postdoctoral associate and lecturer in law for the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, where she co-taught an Access to Knowledge Practicum, covering topics in intellectual property and telecommunications law.

Mulligan’s scholarship addresses intellectual property, property, and the relationship between law and technology, and her research seeks to better adapt intellectual property law for the digital age. She also focuses on property law topics that closely relate to intellectual property issues and illuminate how the patent system works in practice.

She has several forthcoming articles including: “A Numerus Clausus Principle for Intellectual Property” in the Tennessee Law Review, “Scaling the Patent System” in the New York University Annual Survey of American Law and “Technology Regulation and Freedom of the Press” in the SMU Law Review.

Mulligan earned her bachelor’s degree cum laude and her law degree cum laude from Harvard University, where she served as a production and article editor for the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology. Before entering academia, she served as a staff attorney at the Institute for Justice and as a judicial clerk for Judge Charles F. Lettow of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Publications & Activities


A Numerus Clausus Principle for Intellectual Property, 80 Tenn. L. Rev. 235 (2013).

Technological Intermediaries and Freedom of the Press, 66 SMU L.Rev. 157 (2013).

Scaling the Patent System, 68 N.Y.U. Ann. Surv. Am. L. 269 (2012) (with T. Lee).




Christina Mulligan

Contact Information

University of Georgia
School of Law
327 Rusk Hall
Athens, Ga. 30602

Phone: (706) 542-5146
Fax: (706) 542-7404

Administrative Support

Stacy Harvey
Phone: (706) 542-1195

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