Oskar Liivak Professor of Law
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Contact Information

Cornell Law School
224 Myron Taylor Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853-4901

Phone: (607) 255-1715
Fax: (607) 255-7193
Email: ol10@cornell.edu

Professional Biography

Oskar Liivak, Professor of Law, graduated from Rutgers College with highest honors in 1994, received a Ph.D. 2000 in physics from Cornell University focusing on techniques for determining protein structure, and received a J.D. from the Yale Law School in 2005.

From 2000 to 2001, he was a post-doctoral scientist working on physical realization of quantum computing in the Quantum Information Group at IBM's Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California. Prior to law school, he served as a patent agent in the Boston office of Fish and Richardson P.C. Most recently, Professor Liivak served as a law clerk to Judge Sharon Prost on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.


B.A. 1994, Rutgers College
Ph.D. 2000, Cornell University
J.D. 2005, Yale Law School