Lynda J. Oswald's research focuses on intellectual and real property law issues. Her works focus primarily on liability issues in contexts such as secondary infringement liability in patent law and the personal liability of corporate officers, as well as on property rights issues arising in the context of eminent domain and regulatory takings.
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 authored 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, the Hopkins-Nanjing Center in Nanjing, China, and the School of Transnational Law at Peking University, and has been a visiting professor at the University of Sydney.