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David Blankfein-Tabachnick

Associate Professor of Law, Michigan State University College of Law

Professor Blankfein-Tabachnick is Associate Professor of Law at Michigan State College of Law. He is a scholar of intellectual property, private law and taxation. His work appears in selective law reviews and peer edited journals including the California Law Review, Hastings Law Journal, George Washington Law Review, Michigan Law Review, Virginia Law Review and the Cambridge University Press journal, Social Philosophy and Policy. He has made scholarly contributions to bankruptcy, contract, intellectual property, property, taxation and tort law. His work on economic (in)equality and a distributive account of the private law has been the subject of international engagement in leading law reviews, peer reviewed journals and academic monographs. He has been a visiting scholar at the Yale Law School, has held visiting professorships at Penn State Law, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law and is a member of STL’s founding faculty. He is Faculty Advisor to the Michigan State Law Review and is a member of the MSU Law College’s Intellectual Property, Information and Communications Law Program faculty. An accomplished lecturer and a popular teacher, he has been honored with a university-wide award recognizing excellence in teaching from the University of Virginia.  Again, in 2021, he was honored to be the first MSU College of Law faculty member to receive the university-wide Michigan State All-University Teacher-Scholar Award.  He has taught courses on bankruptcy, copyright, contracts, criminal law, federal income tax, intellectual property, legal and political theory, property, property II, remedies, tax policy, torts and trusts and estates. Professor Blankfein-Tabachnick holds a Ph.D. in legal and political philosophy from the University of Virginia and a degree in law from Yale.