Law professor bound for China; Juliet Moringiello to present paper in Beijing
Public Relations - Published: December 4, 2007
chinaJulietsm NOTE: Professor Moringiello is blogging from Beijing: Read her latest posts here.

Widener University School of Law Professor Juliet Moringiello will visit Beijing, China to present a paper Dec. 7 at the Second Annual Conference on Legal, Security and Privacy Issues in IT.

Her paper, “Towards a System of Estates in Virtual Property,” is on the topic of property rights in virtual worlds. In it, Moringiello urges that lawmaking bodies use property law, not intellectual property law, as a starting point in sorting out the rights of various parties to virtual assets. This topic is particularly current because of the popularity of virtual worlds, such as Second Life, and massive multiplayer online role-playing games like World of Warcraft.

The conference will be held at the Communications University of China, which is a sponsor. Other event sponsors include the International Association of IT Lawyers and the Tsinghua Law School.

Moringiello is admitted to practice law in New York and Pennsylvania and she joined the faculty at Widener in 1993. She teaches and writes primarily in the areas of commercial law, bankruptcy, property and electronic commerce. She received the Pennsylvania Bar Association Special Achievement Award in June for her work in commercial law.