Christine Davik

Professor of Law

Professor Christine Davik


B.A., University of Illinois
J.D., University of Illinois College of Law

Current Courses

  • Contracts
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Intellectual Property Seminar
  • Sale of Goods
  • Trademark & Unfair Competition

Research Interests

  • Healthcare Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet Law

Christine Davik focuses her scholarship on intellectual property law with particular emphasis on issues related to the Internet and control of information. At Maine Law she teaches a wide range of intellectual property courses, including Copyright Law, Introduction to Intellectual Property, Internet Law, and International Intellectual Property. Professor Davik also teaches Contracts.

A native of Illinois, Professor Davik graduated with high honors from the University of Illinois College of Law, where she also obtained her undergraduate degree in Broadcast Journalism. Following law school, Professor Davik practiced law in Chicago, most recently at McDermott, Will & Emery, where she both litigated cases and counseled clients on a full range of domestic and international intellectual property matters. She previously taught Contracts, Copyright Law, and International Intellectual Property Law as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

Professor Davik’s scholarship has taken her to India. In January 2016, she participated in a conference jointly organized by the United States General of Chennai, India and the VIT University School of Law, entitled “Online Copyright Piracy Policies: A Need for Balance.”  She also presented in fall 2016 at the International Symposium of Foreign Law and Comparative Law hosted by the International School of Law of Beijing International Studies University.

In her free time she enjoys skiing, traveling, biking, and running.

Selected Publications

Unregistered Complaints, 85 MO. L. REV. 359 (2020). [SSRN]

We Know Who You Are and What You Are Made Of: The Illusion of Internet Anonymity and Its Impact on Protection from Genetic Discrimination, 64 CASE W. RES. L. REV. 17 (2013). [PDF]

Dying to Know: A Demand for Genuine Public Access to Clinical Trial Results Data, 78 MISS. L.J. 705 (2009) (lead article). [PDF] [SSRN]

A Panoptic Approach to Information Policy: Utilizing a More Balanced Theory of Property in Order to Ensure the Existence of a Prodigious Public Domain, 15 J. INTELL. PROP. L. 1 (2007) (lead article). [PDF] [SSRN]

Foreword, Symposium, Closing in on Open Science: Trends in Intellectual Property and Scientific Research, 59 ME. L. REV. XI (2007). [PDF] [HeinOnline]

Remembering the Public Domain, Symposium, Summit on Intellectual Property and Digital Media, 84 DENV. U. L. REV. 135 (2006). [PDF] [SSRN]

Access Denied: Improper Use of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to Control Information on Publicly Accessible Internet Websites, 63 MD. L. REV. 320 (2004). [SSRN] [PDF]

Electronic Billboards Along the Information Superhighway: Liability under the Lanham Act for Using Trademarks to Key Internet Banner Ads, 41 B.C. L. REV. 847 (2000). [SSRN] [PDF]