Jasmine Abdel-khalik joined the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law in 2005. She teaches courses in the intellectual property, unfair competition, and commercial realms, including Contracts I and II, Business Torts & Unfair Competition, Intellectual Property Litigation, Advance Trademark, and Intellectual Property. In the context of her teaching, Professor Abdel-khalik has been honored to receive the Elmer F. Pierson Good Teaching Award in 2010, a UMKC Student Government Association Apple Polisher Award in 2012, and the Outstanding Professor Award as voted by the graduating class in 2012 and 2014.
Interested in how language within intellectual property interests affect broader social concerns, Professor Abdel-khalik’s research focuses on various aspects of trademark and copyright law as well as contract formation and interpretation issues. Most recently, she has been examining how intellectual property doctrine may reentrench existing stereotypes and biases as well as the intersect of intellectual property laws and protection of speech. Her research was recognized by her colleagues in 2007 with the Daniel E. Brenner Faculty Publishing Award.
Prior to joining the faculty, Professor Abdel-khalik was a practicing attorney in Chicago, Illinois, initially with Baker & McKenzie and then with Freeborn & Peters. Her practice areas included trademark, advertising and marketing compliance, patent litigation, and general commercial litigation, including breach of contract and antitrust matters. A Florida native, Professor Abdel-khalik earned her B.A. from Cornell University in 1997 in history and sociology and her J.D. from the University of Michigan in 2000.
Areas of expertise
Contracts, torts, intellectual property