Jorge R. Roig
Associate Professor of Law
J.D., University of California at Berkeley
B.A., Harvard University
Jorge R. Roig joined the Charleston School of Law faculty in the Summer of 2011 as Assistant Professor of Law. Prior to joining the law school, he served as Adjunct Professor at the University of Puerto Rico School of Law from 2009 to 2011, where he administered a course on Legal Research and Writing, and Introduction to the Law.
During his undergraduate studies at Harvard University, Roig's coursework included a concentration on Microeconomics, Finance, Game Theory, Derivative Pricing and Econometrics. While at the University of California at Berkeley, he received a "Boalt Hall Law & Technology Certificate" for his coursework in Copyrights and Trademarks, Cyberlaw, Entertainment Law, Sports Law and Art Law, and his thesis: "Speaking in Code: The Question of First Amendment Coverage of Computer Source Code."
Roig served as Judicial Clerk to then Associate Justice, now Chief Justice, Federico Hernández Denton, at the Puerto Rico Supreme Court. He also served as Judicial Clerk to United States District Judge Salvador E. Casellas at the United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.
Roig labored in private practice at Fiddler, González & Rodríguez, P.S.C., where he worked, among other things, in complex civil litigation and intellectual property matters for corporate clients.
Roig has also served as Assistant Secretary of Justice, in charge of the Office of Legal Counsel, the Legislative Liaison's Office and the Contracts and Law No. 9 Division of the Puerto Rico Department of Justice. As such, Roig advised the Governor, the Secretary of Justice and the different governmental entities of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico regarding legal, communications and public policy issues of high import including constitutional law matters, such as First Amendment, Equal Protection, Due Process and privacy issues, executive appointments, separation of powers and national security. Roig also conducted high profile litigations involving constitutional issues related to government budget crises and disputes with the federal government.
Roig is also an avid fan of creative and artistic endeavors of all types, and has published several works of fiction and poetry, including a collection of short stories entitled Reflexiones del Antagonista (Cultural Puertorriqueña 1994), which he co-authored with a longtime friend.
Course Interests/Research/Teaching Areas
Intellectual Property Law
Internet and Technology Law