Liam O'Melinn

Liam O'Melinn
Professor of Law
Tilton Hall of Law 178
525 South Main Street, Ada, OH, 45810
Research Interests
Intellectual property, legal and constitutional history, corporate history and theory, constitutional law
Employee degree:

BA, Univ of California Santa Cruz

JD, Columbia University

PHD, Yale University


Liam O'Melinn joined the College of Law in 2001 and was promoted to full professor in 2007. He has also taught as a visiting professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Law School and Syracuse University College of Law. Prior to joining the law faculty at ONU, O'Melinn was an assistant professor in the Department of Justice, Law and Society at American University, where he earned the Award for Outstanding Teaching in the General Education Program. Prior to teaching at American University, he was a lecturer and instructor in history at Yale University. O'Melinn served as a law clerk to the Hon. Leonard I. Garth, United States Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, and held a Golieb Fellowship in Legal History at NYU Law School.


Courses taught:

Intellectual Property, Legal Profession, Constitutional Law, International Law, Rule of Law


Recent publications:

The Ghost of Millar v. Taylor: The Mythical Common Law Origins of Copyright and the Copyright Servitude,

"Property without Bounds and the Mythology of Common Law Copyright," chapter in Studies in Law, Politics, and Society

Special Issue: Thinking and Rethinking Intellectual Property, Vol. 67, 75- 117 (2015)