I am jointly appointed to the Faculty of Information and Media Studies (FIMS) and to the Faculty of Law. I previously served as a Network Investigator and Theme Leader with the GRAND NCE.
At FIMS I have taught Perspectives in LIS, Information Policy, Legal Issues for Information Professionals, Legal Information Sources and Services, International Documents, Political Economy of Information and a graduate seminar "Copyright, Creativity, Technology and the Music Industry"
At the law school, I have taught Intellectual Property, International Intellectual Property, Information Law, Advanced Copyright Seminar, Music Copyright, Comparative Copyright, Media Law, Urban Law, and the Graduate Seminar in Legal Theory.
In 2012-13 I will be teaching Perspectives in LIS and an undergraduate version of Copyright, Creativity, Technology and the Music Industry (to be jointly listed between Music and MIT). In the law school I will be teaching Media Law and Comparative Copyright.
Before coming to Western, I was a law librarian at the Boalt Hall Law Library at the University of California at Berkeley and before that I was in private law practice in California. My doctoral work in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA focused on information policy issues.
During the 2007-08 year I served as the Visiting Faculty Scholar-in-Residence at the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) in Ottawa and also served as a member of CAUT's Librarians' Committee. I have previously served on the Copyright Committees of the American Association of Law Libraries and the Canadian Library Association.
I maintain a website at:
http://samtrosow.wordpress.com and frequently post to twitter @strosow .