Beth Cate


Beth Cate is Associate Professor of Law and Public Affairs at Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA), focusing her scholarship on information law and policy and intellectual property. Beth joined the faculty full-time in 2011 after serving for 12 years as Associate General Counsel for the University and an adjunct instructor within SPEA. As Associate General Counsel, Beth practiced law in a variety of areas, with emphases on intellectual property law and the law and ethics concerning research and the use of information technologies. Before joining the University in 1998, Beth served as in-house counsel for Eli Lilly and Company, practicing in a variety of areas; clerked for the Hon. S. Jay Plager of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; and practiced with the law firm of McKenna & Cuneo (now McKenna Long & Aldridge) in Washington D.C., focusing on civil litigation and international trade. Beth holds a B.A. in Economics from The George Washington University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, both with honors. She is a member of both EDUCAUSE and the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) and a frequent speaker for these and other organizations.

EDUCAUSE Presentations