Faculty News for Professor Yolanda King

Yolanda KingYolanda M. King
Assistant Professor of Law

B.A., Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis
J.D., Harvard Law School
Email: yking@niu.edu
Phone: (815) 753-7231

 

Professor King Speaking on Continuing Issues in Intellectual Property

Professor Yolanda King has been very active recently in presenting her scholarly work on the subject of intellectual property law as it pertains to tattoos.  She presented her article "The Enforcement Challenges for Tattoo Copyrights" at the Chicago Junior Faculty Workshop at Valparaiso University's Chicago location on Friday, February 7, 2014.

Additionally, Professor King will present her article "The Challenges 'Facing' Copyright Protection for Tattoos" to the DuPage County Bar Association on Tuesday, February 18.

Professor King Presents on Intellectual Property Matters

Professor Yolanda King presented her work-in-progress The Enforcement Challenges for Tattoos Copyrights at the 2013 Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, held at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University, on August 8, 2013.

Professor Yolanda King Serves on Legal Careers Panel

Professor Yolanda King served as a panelist on "Careers in the Law" at Walter Payton College Prep on April 25, 2013.  She discussed her career as an intellectual property attorney in Chicago and the transition from practice to law teaching.

Professor King Presents at Central States Conference

Professor Yolanda King presented her work-in-progress The Challenges "Facing" Copyright Protection for Tattoos at the Central States Law Schools Association's 2012 Annual Conference, held at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law on October 20, 2012.

Professor Yolanda King Honored as Outstanding Professor of the Year

On June 8, 2012, Professor Yolanda King received the Outstanding Professor of the Year Award from the NIU College of Law Alumni Council.  She was presented with her award during the 8th Annual NIU Law Golf Outing and Awards Dinner. Professor King was honored for her devotion to the advancement of the law school and her outstanding commitment to enriching the lives of those in the NIU Law community.  

Professor Yolanda King receives her Outstanding Professor of the Year Award from Alumni Council members Stacey Mandell and Kenya Jenkins-Wright, as well as NIU Law Dean Jennifer Rosato.

Pictured (from left:) Alumni Council members Stacey Mandell ('96) and Kenya Jenkins-Wright ('03), Professor Yolanda King, and Dean Jennifer Rosato.

Professor Yolanda King Speaks at National Summit of Black Women Lawyers

On April 13, 2012, Professor Yolanda King participated in a panel as part of the Black Women Lawyers' Association of Greater Chicago's 2012 National Summit of Black Women Lawyers. The Summit was entitled "Redefining Our Journey," and took place at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on the Riverwalk. The event was in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of BWLA.  Professor King was a member of BWLA during her legal practice. She was part of a panel on pursuing academic appointments.