Lee Ann Wheelis Lockridge
Lee Ann Wheelis Lockridge currently serves as Interim Dean of LSU’s Paul M. Hebert Law Center, where she holds the David Weston Robinson and McGlinchey Stafford Professorships.
Professor Lockridge joined the Law Center faculty in 2005. Her principal areas of practice and expertise are intellectual property and licensing, and she teaches courses in IP as well as the first-year contracts course. Lockridge has served as chair of a number of critical committees during her tenure at the Law Center including the Executive Committee, Curriculum Committee, Promotion and Tenure Committee, Faculty Appointments Committee, Energy Law Program Committee and Committee on Academic Success. At the university level, she served as chair of the Graduate Council.
Before coming to LSU, she was a visiting assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Prior to that, she was an associate in the intellectual-property section of Thompson & Knight in Dallas, Texas. Lockridge has co-authored numerous books on intellectual property and has authored law review articles on U.S. and international trademark and copyright law.
Professor Lockridge graduated summa cum laude from Southwestern University, earning a B.A. in chemistry. She is a magna cum laude graduate of the Duke University School of Law, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif. She served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable Eugene E. Siler, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. Professor Lockridge is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office as well as in the state of Texas.