Lee Petherbridge

Lee Petherbridge Professor of Law

Professor of Law

Courses Taught

  • Property
  • Administrative Law
  • Biological Foundations of Law
  • Land Use Regulation
  • Patent Law
  • Advanced Topics in Patent Law
  • Intellectual Property



  • JD, University of Pennsylvania
  • PhD, Baylor College of Medicine
  • MA, Smith College
  • BS, Western New England College


Lee Petherbridge currently focuses his research and teaching on the connection between natural selection and the law. His other areas of specialty include administrative law, patent law, and property law. 

Professor Petherbridge has authored over 35 articles and essays on topics spanning from empirical analyses of judicial decisionmaking to the examination of gender disparity in law review citation rates. His work has been cited over 1400 times (source: google scholar), and has appeared in such journals as the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Texas Law Review, the Cornell Law Review, and the Northwestern Law Review, among others.

Prior to joining the Loyola Law School faculty in 2005, Petherbridge served as law clerk to the Honorable Raymond C. Clevenger III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. 

Selected Scholarship