Lynda J. Oswald's research focuses on intellectual and real property law issues. Her works have addressed diverse business law topics, such as secondary liability for intellectual property infringement, the intersection of environmental and corporate law doctrines as related to limited liability polluters in bankruptcy actions, and the role of necessity in eminent domain actions.
Professor Oswald has received numerous awards for her research, including the Hoeber Memorial Award and the Holmes-Cardozo Award for Research Excellence from the American Business Law Journal. Her work has been cited by numerous courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court in United States vs. Bestfoods. She is also the author of a book entitled The Law of Marketing, and co-edited The Changing Face of American Patent Law and Its Impact on Business Strategy with Professor Dan Cahoy.
Professor Oswald is the Editor of the Michigan Real Property Review. She has also held the titles of Michael and Mary Kay Hallman Research Fellow and Louis and Myrtle Moskowitz Research Professor of Law and Business and has served as a Contributing Editor to the Real Estate Law Journal, as well as serving as a special editor for the American Business Law Journal and the Journal of Legal Studies Education. Professor Oswald is also a Past President of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, and served on its Executive Committee from 2003-2008.
Professor Oswald has taught at the University of Florida Law School, the University of Michigan Law School, China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing, L'viv State University in Ukraine, and the Hopkins-Nanjing Center in Nanjing, China, and has been a visiting professor at the University of Sydney.