Ryan G. Vacca
Ryan Vacca joined The University of Akron School of Law in Fall 2010. He teaches Fundamentals of Intellectual Property, Copyrights, Trade Secrets, and Contracts. Prior to joining Akron Law, Professor Vacca was a Visiting Professor at the University of Oregon School of Law and the University of Denver College of Law, where he taught the Intellectual Property Survey, Trademarks, Patents, Property, and Professional Responsibility. He received his B.A. from Amherst College, his J.D. from the University of Missouri School of Law (Order of the Coif), and his LL.M. in Intellectual Property from New York University School of Law. Professor Vacca focuses much of his research on intellectual property and he has published articles in the Florida State University Law Review, Colorado Law Review, Albany Law Review, Missouri Law Review, Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal, Tennessee Law Review, Lewis & Clark Law Review, Southern Illinois University Law Journal, McGeorge Law Review, and the Journal of Dispute Resolution. Before entering academia, Professor Vacca was an attorney at the law firm of Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP (now Stinson Leonard Street) in St. Louis, Missouri, where he specialized in intellectual property and products liability.