California Western School of Law Dean Niels B. Schaumann announces that Greg Reilly joins the law school faculty in July 2014 as an assistant professor of law. Reilly will teach torts and evidence, and brings experience in the field of patent law.
Reilly is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School and is currently a Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School. He previously served as a law clerk to Judge Timothy B. Dyk of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and was an associate practicing patent litigation at Morrison & Foerster LLP in San Diego.
“Reilly’s teaching interests are a great match for our curricular needs,” says Schaumann. “As a scholar, he studies the way patent disputes are resolved, both from a patent and from a civil procedure perspective. He brings unique and valuable insight to our faculty.”
“I am excited about joining the California Western faculty because the school is such a dynamic place,” says Reilly, who worked with the law school’s California Innocence Project during his time in San Diego.
“Two things have always impressed me about California Western. First, it is committed to serving the community and training lawyers that are community and service-minded. Second, it produces lawyers who are ready to practice from the day they pass the bar. Serving the community and preparing law students for the actual practice of law are very important to me, so California Western is the perfect fit.”
“Professor Reilly brings a scholarly interest that is essential to the health and success of the legal landscape of the future,” says Schaumann.
Reilly comments, “I am very interested in the intersection of theory and practice and believe there needs to be greater dialogue between legal academics and practitioners. California Western’s strong faculty, commitment to real-world legal education, extensive local ties, and alumni network make it the perfect environment for exploring both the deeper theoretical questions about resolving patent disputes, and what the theoretical issues tell us about how to improve patent litigation in the real world.”