William Rand Kenan Jr. Professor of Law
- Ph.D., Anthropology, Duke University (1980)
- J.D. (Order of the Coif), Duke University (1977)
- B.A., Harvard University (1971)
Since joining the UNC-Chapel Hill faculty in 1983, John Conley's principal research and teaching interests have been in law and social science, and intellectual property law.
After serving as a scuba diver with the New England Aquarium in Boston, Massachusetts, Conley received his J.D. in 1977 and a Ph.D. in anthropology in 1980 from Duke University. He was editor-in-chief of the Duke Law Journal and was elected to The Order of the Coif. He practiced law in Boston and in Charlotte, N.C., for six years, specializing in civil litigation. He also served as an adjunct professor at Boston College Law School.
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The United States: ‘With Freedom and Liberty for All’ (Saule Omarova, Cynthia Williams, Lisa Broome & John Conley), in BANKING SYSTEMS IN THE CRISIS: THE FACES OF LIBERAL CAPITALISM (Suzanne J. Konzelmann & Marc Fovargue-Davies eds.) (Routledge 2013)
A Trade Secret Model for Genomic Biobanking (with R. Mitchell, R. J. Cadigan, A. M. Davis, A.W. Dobson, and R.Q. Gladden), 40 J. L. MED. & ETHICS 612 (2012). [Westlaw]
Narratives of Diversity in the Corporate Boardroom: What Corporate Insiders Say About Why Diversity Matters (J. Conley, L. Broome and K. Krawiec), in DISCOURSE PERSPECTIVES ON ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2012).
[SSRN, BEPress HD30.3 .D56 2012]
Practical Responses to Data Privacy Developments in the U. S. and EU (Part 1), (with R. Bryan), WESTLAW J. COMPUTER & INTERNET, Sept. 21, 2012, at 1. Reprinted at WESTLAW J. INS. BAD FAITH at 3, Nov. 13, 2012. [Westlaw]
Practical Responses to Data Privacy Developments in the United States and the European Union (Part II), (with R. Bryan), WESTLAW J. COMPUTER & INTERNET, Oct. 5, 2012, at 1. [Westlaw]
Does Critical Mass Matter? Views from the Boardroom, 34 SEATTLE U. L. REV. 1049 (2011). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein, BEPress]
Dangerous Categories: Narratives of Corporate Board Diversity, 89 N.C. L. REV. 759 (2011). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Document Link]
Enabling Responsible Public Genomics (with D. Vorhausand & A. Doerr) 20 HEALTH MATRIX 325 (2010). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein, BEPress]
The Discourse of DNA: What Research Subjects Say About Participating (or Not) in a Genomic Biobank (with R. Cadigan, A. Davis, A. Dobson, E. Edwards, W. Fortson and R. Mitchell) (2010). [SSRN]
Can You Talk Like a Lawyer and Still Think Like a Human Being?: Mertz's the Language of Law School, 34 LAW & SOC. INQUIRY 983 (2009). [Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Document Link]