About the Author

Professor Zahr K. Said is the Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development and Charles I. Stone Professor of Law at the University of Washington School of Law. Before law school, Said studied comparative literature and holds a Ph.D. in from Harvard University and a B.A. from U.C. Berkeley. She received a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a Kent Scholar, served as Articles Editor for the Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts, and won the Young B. Smith Prize for Excellence in Torts. Said has taught as a Visiting Professor at the University of Virginia School of Law and Stanford Law School. Said’s scholarship focuses on copyright law, litigation, and law and literature. She has taught Torts for over a decade and Said received the Philip A. Trautman 1L Professor of the Year Award (2016). She has also taught an upper division torts theory class and a business torts seminar, as well as copyright and intellectual property classes that involve fundamental tort principles applied in an upper-division context. Torts is her favorite class to teach, just as it was her favorite 1L class.

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