Elizabeth Winston

Associate Professor of Law

Professor Winston came to the Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America in 2006, having previously been Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law and assistant professor of law at Whittier Law School.  She currently teaches Contracts, Patent Law and Trademarks and Unfair Competition.  In 2007, the students at the law school voted Professor Winston the Outstanding Professor of First Year Classes, and again in 2009.

A frequent speaker on a variety of intellectual property topics, Professor Winston has spoken at the Federal Circuit Judicial Conference, the Intellectual Property Owners Association’s Annual Meeting, the Joint Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission and United States Patent and Trademark Office Seminar Series, the Western Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, and the Music Library Association’s Annual Meeting.  She has addressed audiences at the University of Akron, American University, DePaul University, George Washington University, University of Maryland University College, Michigan State University, Texas Wesleyan University, Tulane University, and Washington University in St. Louis.

Professor Winston earned her J.D. at University of Virginia School of Law, and an S.B. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. While in law school, she was managing editor of The Journal of Law and Politics. Two clerkships followed upon her graduation, first with the Honorable James T. Turner of the United States Court of Federal Claims, followed by two years with the Honorable Paul R. Michel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  After her clerkships, Professor Winston spent three years in private practice as an associate with Covington & Burling in Washington, D.C.