Madelyn Wessel


Madelyn Wessel is the University Counsel at Virginia Commonwealth University. She served previously as Associate General Counsel at the University of Virginia, with a broad practice including intellectual property law, FOIA,technology, libraries, student affairs and civil rights. She has lectured on copyright, digital responsibilities, technology, cloud computing, FOIA, online education, privacy and compliance in recent years to groups such as NACUA, the Intellectual Property Section of the American Bar Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing, Art Libraries Society of North America, College and University Auditors, Digital Library Federation, Music Library Association, EDUCAUSE, and the Visual Resources Association. Madelyn teaches the graduate seminar in Legal Issues in Higher Education at the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education. She served as Deputy and later Chief Deputy City Attorney for Portland, Oregon, from 1989-2001 and as an Assistant Attorney General and Chief of the Opinions Division, Massachusetts Department of Justice from 1987-1989. She clerked for Associate Justice David Brock of the New Hampshire Supreme Court 1982-1983. Madelyn holds a BA with Honors from Swarthmore College and a J.D. from Boston University and has been admitted to practice in Virginia, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Oregon. Madelyn is an active member of the National Association of College and University Attorneys and won NACUA's First Decade Award in 2012. She is a member of NACUA's Board of Directors.

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