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Patrick Wiseman

Professor of Law

Patrick Wiseman has been on the faculty of the College of Law since 1984. He teaches Real Property, Constitutional Law, Legislation and an innovative course on Law and the Internet, for which he was awarded the university’s Instructional Innovation Award. He has been a visiting professor of law at Santa Clara Law School.

Wiseman pioneered the use of Internet technology in law teaching, integrating websites with his courses in 1995. He has been recognized nationally for his efforts. In 2000, he was awarded the Tom Creed Compassionate Pioneer Award, given by the Teaching and Learning with Technology Group of the American Association for Higher Education to a teacher who goes above and beyond in helping faculty and students use technology for teaching and learning. In 2001, he received the CALI Excellence in Service Award, given by the Center on Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction.

His research interests include constitutional law, and the use of technology to enhance the teaching and learning of law.

Wiseman, a native of the United Kingdom, earned a B.A. at the University of Kent at Canterbury. He also has a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Colorado. After law school, he clerked for Judge Frank J. Battisti of the Northern District of Ohio.

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