Associate Professor of Law
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Curt Cichowski came to Valparaiso Law as a member of the administration, and served in such capacity for twenty-nine years.  Consequently, his professional service history is one far more of legal education administration than pure scholarship.  He has served on multiple American Bar Association site inspection teams, and currently serves on the Law School Administration Committee of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education.  No newcomer to the classroom, his first foray into teaching came in 1984, when he offered a seminar in Copyright and High-Tech.  He has taught every year since then, adding courses such as international intellectual property.  In 2011, he evolved from administrator to full-time faculty member.  That same year he was awarded the Distinguished Faculty Award.  His current teaching load includes the first-year torts course; our intellectual property overview course; the course on trademark, unfair competition and business torts; and the non-judicial externship program.  Prof Cichowski regularly presents on practical matters relating to intellectual property and the audience of the common user.  Fascinated by marketing, his scholarly interests involve the growth and development of branding law.