Jon M. Garon
Director of Law + Informatics Institute
Professor of Law
Jon Garon is an attorney and professor of informatics, entertainment, intellectual property, and business law. He is the inaugural director of the NKU Chase Law + Informatics Institute, dedicated to promoting thoughtful public discourse on the regulation and use of information systems. His teaching and scholarship often focus on business innovation and the development of best business practices regarding the exploitation and effectiveness of the information and data systems in business, health care, media, and entertainment, and the public sector.
Professor Garon has written numerous books and articles, including The Independent Filmmaker’s Law & Business Guide to Financing, Shooting, and Distributing Independent and Digital Films (A Cappella Books, 2d Ed. 2009); Own It – The Law & Business Guide to Launching a New Business Through Innovation, Exclusivity and Relevance (Carolina Academic Press 2007); and Entertainment Law & Practice (Carolina Academic Press 2005) (supplement 2012).
Immediately prior to joining Chase, Professor Garon served as dean and professor of law at Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul. He continues to serve on the board of Minnesota Film and TV and remains of counsel to the law firm of Gallagher, Callahan and Gartrell which he joined in 2000. He is admitted to practice law in California, New Hampshire and Minnesota.
Public ServiceAcademic Advisory Board, Copyright Alliance
- Chair, Association of American Law Schools, Section of Part-Time Legal Education
- Director, Minnesota Film and Television Board
- Immediate Past Chair, Law School Administration Committee – ABA Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar
- Co-Chair, Digital Media Subcommittee, Cyberspace Committee – ABA Section of Business Law
- BA Theatre, Psychology, University
- JD, Columbia Law School
- Intellectual Property
- Entertainment Law
- Law & Informatics
- Unincorporated Business Entities
Entertainment Law & Practice (Carolina Academic Press, January 2005) (with Teacher's Manual) (Second Edition anticipated 2013).
The Band - Artistic, legal and financial structures which shape modern music, in Music and Law (Mathieu Deflem ed., Emerald Group Publishing 2013) (forthcoming).
The Medium is not the Message: Commercial Speech inside Video Games and Virtual Worlds, in Governance of Social Media (Jonathan Obar & Steve Wildman eds., MIT Press 2013) (forthcoming).
Digital Hollywood2.0: Reimagining Film, Music, Television and Publishing Distribution as a Global Artist Collaborative, 21 Mich. St. Int’l L. Rev. __ (2013) (forthcoming).
Legal Education in Disruption: The Headwinds and Tailwinds of Technology, 45 Conn. L. Rev. __ (2013) (forthcoming).
Presenter, Transmedia 2.0 – Rethinking Global Media Distribution on the Small and Large Screen, 2013 Intellectual Property Scholars Roundtable, Drake University Law School (March 2013) (scheduled).
Presenter, Social Media in the Workplace – from Intellectual Property Rights to Constitutional Rights, Florida Bar Association Annual Intellectual Property Law Symposium (March 2013) (scheduled).
Panelist, “Hate Crimes, Social Media & Justice” a Documentary Preview & Panel, Northern Kentucky University (November 2012).
Panelist, Rethinking the “Model” Law School – Disdain and Solutions for the Current Framework, Connecticut Law Review Annual Symposium (November 2012).
Panelist, Digital Hollywood 2.0, Conference on IP for Creative Upstarts, Michigan State University (co-sponsored by NKU Chase Law + Informatics Institute) (November 2012).