Xiyin Tang, whose innovative scholarship examines the role that technological evolution plays in the law of intellectual property, has joined UCLA School of Law as an assistant professor of law.
Tang comes from Yale University, where she was a lecturer in computer science and a visiting fellow at the Yale Law School Information Society Project.
Her research in intellectual property, art and entertainment law zeroes in on the ways in which legal practitioners and scholars may creatively apply existing legal doctrines to changes in technology and media distribution. Tang has presented her work at technology and intellectual property summits nationwide, and she has written extensively on rapid developments in trademark, copyright and privacy law during the digital age. Her articles have appeared in The Yale Law Journal, Hofstra Law Review, Rutgers University Law Review and Iowa Law Review.
Tang holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature and creative writing, summa cum laude, from Columbia University. She earned a J.D. from Yale Law School, where she was editor-in-chief of the Yale Journal of Law & Technology and editor of the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities.
After completing her studies, Tang worked as an intellectual property associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York City.