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IU Bloomington

Beth Cate

O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Expert Bio

Clinical associate professor Beth Cate’s expertise includes intellectual property law, data privacy and security, research regulation, and constitutional law. A practicing lawyer for 21 years, she provided 12 years of counsel to Indiana University, focusing on legal and policy issues surrounding intellectual property, data and information technologies.

She authored entries in Springer’s Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy and Governance, titled “Constitutional Rights of Public Employees” and “Constitutional Intersection of Civil Liberty and Public Administration.” She co-authored, with Andrea Need, “Correcting the System of Unequal Justice,” in the 2016 book “Covenant With Black America – Ten Years Later.”

Areas of Expertise

Data governance and regulation, intellectual property, constitutional law and Supreme Court decision-making, religion in public life and governance.