Website of Professor John Rothchild



John A. Rothchild

Professor of Law
Wayne State University Law School
471 West Palmer
Detroit, Michigan 48202

Office Phone: (313) 577-3963
Office: Room 3235


  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1986, Magna Cum Laude, Order of the Coif.
  • A.B., Princeton University, 1979, Cum Laude (Politics).


Professor Rothchild began teaching at Wayne State Law School in the Fall of 2001. From 1991 to 2001, he worked at the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection, specializing in law enforcement efforts addressing Internet-based fraud and online compliance issues. From 1998 to 1999, he was engaged in research and writing as a Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School, where he received the Victor H. Kramer Foundation Fellowship. From 1987 to 1991, he was an associate in the Washington, D.C., law firm of Bredhoff & Kaiser, representing labor unions and pension plans. He clerked for the Hon. Arlin M. Adams, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, from 1986 to 1987.


  • International Intellectual Property Law, LEX 7407.
  • Copyright Law, LEX 7136.
  • Electronic Commerce, LEX 7828.
  • Constitutional Law I, LEX 6700.
  • Ancient Greek and Roman Law (seminar), LEX 8010.
  • Privacy Law, LEX 7669.
  • Trademarks and Unfair Competition, LEX 7831.