Director & Faculty
Matthew Sag is a Professor of Law at Loyola University Chicago. Professor Sag has also taught at DePaul University, the University of Virgina and Northwestern University.
Prior to his academic career, Matthew Sag practiced as an intellectual property attorney in the United Kingdom with Arnold & Porter and in Silicon Valley, California with Skadden, Arps. Professor Sag earned his law degree with honors from the Australian National University and clerked for Justice Paul Finn of the Federal Court of Australia.
Professor Sag's research focuses on the intersection of law and technology and law and economics. He is a well known expert on Copyright law whose articles have been cited in Federal Court cases and in briefs to the United States Supreme Court. Professor Sag's work has been published in, among other places, Nature, the California Law Review, Northwestern Law Review and Georgetown Law Review.
B.A., Australian National University
L.L.B., (Hons) Australian National University
League Structure & Stadium Rent Seeking – the Antitrust Role Reconsidered, 65 Florida Law Review 1–72 (2013) (with David Haddock and Tonja Jacobi) (download from ssrn)
Digital Archives: Don’t Let Copyright Block Data Mining, 490 Nature 29-30 (October 4, 2012) (with Matthew Jockers and Jason Schultz)
An Information-Gathering Approach to Copyright Policy, 34 Cardozo Law Review 173–247 (2012) (with Peter DiCola) (download from ssrn)
The Google Book Settlement and the Fair Use Counterfactual 55 New York Law School Law Review 19 – 76 (2010) (download from ssrn)
Taking the Measure of Ideology: Empirically Measuring Supreme Court Cases 98 The Georgetown Law Journal 1–75 (2009) (with Tonja Jacobi) (download from ssrn)
Ideology and Exceptionalism in Intellectual Property – An Empirical Study 97 California Law Review 801 – 856 (2009) (with Tonja Jacobi & Maxim Sytch) (download from ssrn)
Patent Reform and Differential Impact 8 Minnesota Journal Of Law, Science & Technology 1 – 96 (2007) (with Kurt Rohde) (download from ssrn)
Beyond Abstraction, The Law And Economics Of Copyright Scope And Doctrinal Efficiency 81 Tulane Law Review 187 – 250 (2006) (download from ssrn)
Twelve Year-Olds, Grandmothers, and Other Good Targets for File Sharing Litigation 4 Northwestern Journal Of Technology & Intellectual Property 133 – 155 (2006) (download from ssrn)
God in the Machine: A New Structural Analysis of the Fair Use Doctrine in Copyright Law 11 Michigan Telecommunications & Technology Law Review 381 – 435 (2005) (download from ssrn)