Nathaniel T. Noda '09

  • Lecturer in Law

Degrees

  • BA summa cum laude Santa Clara University 2005
  • JD cum laude William S. Richardson School of Law 2009

Biography

Nat Noda is principal of Natty Words, LLC. He consults an international clientele on editing, creative, publishing, and copyright matters. He has served as a Law Clerk for the State of Hawai'i's District Court of the First Judicial Circuit and as a Post-J.D. Research & Scholarship Fellow for Ka Huli Ao Center for Excellence in Native Hawaiian Law. His areas of interest and scholarship include copyright law and legal writing. He has taught Legal Composition Seminar I and Legal Practice II.

While in law school, Nat published his second-year seminar paper, “When Holding On Means Letting Go: Why Fair Use Should Extend to Fan-Based Activities,” in the University of Denver Sports and Entertainment Law Journal. A follow-up article, “Copyrights Retold: How Interpretive Rights Foster Creativity and Justify Fan-Based Activities,” received National Second Prize in the 70th Annual American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Nathan Burkan Memorial Competition as well as publication in the Seton Hall Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law and the Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. He published a capstone article, "Perpetuating Cultures: What Fan-Based Activities Can Teach Us About Intangible Cultural Property," in an IP-themed volume of the Creighton Law Review.

Publications

  • Perpetuating Cultures: What Fan-Based Activities Can Teach Us About Intangible Cultural Property, 44 CREIGHTON L. REV. 429 (2011).
  • Copyrights Retold: How Interpretive Rights Foster Creativity and Justify Fan-Based Activities, 20 SETON HALL J. SPORTS & ENT. L. 131 (2010), reprinted at 57 J. COPYRIGHT SOC'Y U.S.A. 987 (2011).
  • When Holding On Means Letting Go: Why Fair Use Should Extend to Fan-Based Activities, 5 U. DENVER SPORTS & ENT. L.J. 64 (2008).