Karen E. Sandrik

Karen E. Sandrik

Assistant Professor of Law

  • J.D. Florida State University College of Law, Order of the Coif
  • B.A. Mississippi State University

Curriculum Vitae

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Professor Sandrik writes at the intersection of Commercial Law and Intellectual Property Law. She has published articles in the University of Miami Law Review, Louisiana State University Law Review, Tennessee Law Review, and Florida State University Law Review.

Before joining the Willamette University College of Law faculty, Professor Sandrik was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Florida State University College of Law. She taught Contracts, Sales and Leases, Intellectual Property Law Licensing, and Intellectual Property Law Survey. Prior to teaching, Professor Sandrik was an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group at Troutman Sanders LLP (Atlanta office). Her practice focused on intellectual property disputes and complex litigation in federal courts, with a special emphasis on patent licensing and litigation. Professor Sandrik attended Florida State University College of Law, graduating with honors and as a member of the Order of the Coif. She also served as the senior articles editor of the Florida State University Law Review.  Professor Sandrik is an active member of the Georgia Bar, and admitted to practice in the Northern District of Georgia and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Professor Sandrik will teach Contracts in the fall.


  • Reframing Patent Remedies, 67 MIAMI L. REV. ___ (forthcoming 2012)
  • Warranting Rightful Claims, 72 LA. L. REV. 873 (2012)
  • Bullshit Promises, 76 TENN. L. REV. 379 (2009) (with Professor Curtis Bridgeman)
  • Towards a Modern Definition of Religion, 85 U. DET. MERCY L. REV. 561 (2008)
  • Note, Overlooked Tool: Promissory Fraud in the Class Action Context, 35 FLA. ST. U. L. REV. 193 (2007)