Adjunct Professor
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Candy Dougherty is an associate at Swartz Campbell LLC in Philadelphia. She is a member of the professional liability group and focuses on lawyer malpractice defense. She is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and is admitted to appear before the District of New Jersey, Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Third Circuit.

Prior to joining Swartz Campbell, Candy clerked for the Honorable Stephen Skillman, P.J.A.D., of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division. Before attending law school in 2004, she wrote web-based software for government agencies, schools and major media outlets. Most recently, she was the eBusiness Solutions Manager for a digital communications provider in New England.

Candy obtained her B.S. in Information Technology, with honors, from the University of Phoenix where she received the Women in Technology Scholarship in 2002 and 2003. She earned her J.D., with high honors, from Rutgers School of Law - Camden. While in law school, Candy was a Dean's Scholar, Marshall-Brennan fellow, an editor for the Journal of Law and Religion, a research/teaching assistant and a member of the trial and international law moot court teams. Candy also received a Certificate of Merit in Property Law and the Chief Justice Richard J. Hughes Award (highest achievement in New Jersey practice & procedure) for her work in the Civil Practice Clinic.

Candy teaches Advanced Appellate Advocacy: International Moot Court I & II and coaches the Philip C. Jessup International Law and the Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Teams. She frequently publishes articles on topics related to virtual law, trademark and copyright law, the use of executive power and separation of powers issues.


Articles & Essays

Representing Digital Entrepreneurs

112 W. Va. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2009)

Some Business and Legal Considerations for the Virtual World Entreprenuer

Online Games: Legal Issues (ICFAI University Press, forthcoming 2009)

"Necessity Hath No Law": Executive Power and the Posse Comitatus Act

31 Campbell L. Rev. 1 (Fall 2008)

While the Government Fiddled Around, the Big Easy Drowned: How the Posse Comitatus Act Became the Government's Alibi for the Hurricane Katrina Disaster

29 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. 117 (Fall 2008)

Virtual Trademarks (with Prof. Lastowka)

24 Santa Clara Comp. & High Tech. L.J. 749 (2008)

Heffron v. International Society for Krishna Consciousness; Rights of Students; and Textualism

Encyclopedia of the United States Supreme Court (Macmillan 2008)

Does Age Really Matter?

4 Rutgers J. L. & Religion New. Dev. 1 (Winter 2005)

Professional Journals

E-Commerce Law Report: Harris, et al v. Blockbuster, Inc..

E-Commerce Law Reports, Vol. 9, Issue 1 (Jun. 2009)

E-Commerce Law Report: Live Face on Web, LLC v. Howard Stern Productions, Inc.

E-Commerce Law Reports, Vol. 8, Issue 7 (May 2009)

E-Commerce Law Report: Viacom International, Inc., et al v. YouTube, Inc., et al

E-Commerce Law Reports, Vol. 8, Issue 6 (Mar. 2009)

Webcaster Settlement Act: Implications

E-Commerce Law & Policy, Vol. 10, Issue 12 (Dec. 2008)

E-Commerce Law Report: United States of America v. Kevin Cogill

E-Commerce Law Reports, Vol. 8, Issue 4 (Oct. 2008)

Pre-release Piracy: New Uses of FECA

E-Commerce Law & Policy, Vol. 10, Issue 9 (Sept. 2008)

E-Commerce Law Report: MDY Industries, LLC v. Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

E-Commerce Law Reports, Vol. 8, Issue 2 (Aug. 2008) Lawsuit: Assessing Liability

E-Commerce Law & Policy, Vol. 10, Issue 3 (Mar. 2008)

2008 Predictions (with other regular contributors)

E-Commerce Law & Policy, Vol. 9, Issue 12 (Dec. 2007)

Virtual Gambling: Betting on "In-world" Events

World Online Gambling Law Report, Vol. 6, Issue 11 (Nov. 2007) (reprinted in E-Commerce Law & Policy)

Bragg v. Linden: Virtual Property Rights Litigation

E-Commerce Law & Policy, Vol. 9, Issue 7 (Jul. 2007)

Copyright: Copyright Issues in Virtual Economies (with Prof. Lastowka)

E-Commerce Law & Policy, Vol. 9, Issue 5 (May 2007) (reprinted in E-Finance & Payments Law & Policy)


Digital Entrepreneurship: The Incentives and Legal Risks, West Virginia University College of Law (March 2009)