Matthew Sag is a Georgia Reithal Professor of Law at Loyola University of Chicago School, where he is also the Associate Director for Intellectual Property of the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies.
Professor Sag studied economic history, political science and law at the Australian National University where he graduated with honors. He clerked for Justice Paul Finn at the Federal Court of Australia and practiced law in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Professor Sag’s research focuses on intellectual property and its intersection with technology and competition law. He has also authored a series of empirical studies of judicial behavior. His work has been published in leading journals such as Nature, and the law reviews of the University of California Berkeley, Northwestern, Georgetown, Iowa, and Notre Dame, among others. His research on copyright and fair use has been widely cited in academic works, court submissions, judicial opinions and government reports.
Professor Sag is an Advisory Board Member of the HathiTrust Research Center.
How to pronounce my name
See this post for an extended discussion. If you want to try to get the authentic Hungarian sound it is Ság, but English speakers should say it to rhyme with flag.
A few more personal details
I am dyslexic and proud of it. For more details, see this post (link now fixed).
A few of my favorite science fiction books of all time, in no particular order:
- 1984 by George Orwell
- Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke
- The Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov
- Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
- Neuromancer by William Gibson
- I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
- The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin
- The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
- Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
- Dune by Frank Herbert
- Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
- Ubik by Philip K. Dick
- The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
- Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks
- The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks
- Use of Weapons by Iain M. Banks
- The Stainless Steel Rat by Harry Harrison
- Dancers at the End of Time by Michael Moorcock
- The Cornelius Quartet by Michael Moorcock
- Behold the Man by Michael Moorcock
- The City and the City by China Miéville
- The Glass Bead Game by Hermann Hesse
- Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin
Some books I have recently enjoyed
- Dimension of Miracles by Robert Sheckley
- The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
- The Martian by Andy Weir
- Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
- Uprooted by Naomi Novik
- The Red Rising Trilogy by Pierce Brown
- Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie
- The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth, Book 1) by N. K. Jemisin
- The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu
- An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon
- The Name of the Wind (Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 1) by Patrick Rothfuss
- The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers
I have run nine marathons since I took up the sport in 2013.
My fastest marathon time is 3:27:17 (Fox Valley Marathon 2015)
My fastest half-marathon is 1:34:12 (New Orleans 2015)
My best race result is the 2014 SeaShore Half Marathon in Huntington Beach, CA , 1st place in the men’s division with a time of 1:38:53.