MARGARET JANE RADIN is the William Benjamin Scott and Luna M.
Scott Professor of Law at Stanford University. She received
her A.B. from Stanford in 1963, where she majored in music,
her M.F.A. in Music History from Brandeis University in 1965
as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, and became a Ph.D. candidate in
music at Berkeley in 1968. She received her J.D. from the
University of Southern California in 1976. Prior to joining
the Stanford law faculty in 1990, she was Carolyn Craig
Franklin Professor of Law at USC. Professor Radin has also
taught at UCLA and Harvard as a visiting professor of law.
Professor Radin is a well-known property theorist, who has
written extensively about "commodification" (exploring the
limits of markets and market rhetoric), as well as other
aspects of property as a right and as an institution. Her
current research and teaching field is intellectual property,
information technology, and the jurisprudence of cyberspace.
Professor Radin is the author of Contested Commodities
(Harvard University Press 1996), Reinterpreting Property
(University of Chicago Press 1993), and over thirty articles.