Professor of Law
B.A., Emporia State University; M.S., Iowa State University; J.D., University of Iowa College of Law
|Harold See received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Emporia State University, his Master of Science degree in Economics from Iowa State University, and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Iowa College of Law, where he graduated with honors and was awarded the Order of the Coif.
He worked his way through school as a heavy equipment operator, a sheet metal worker, and a roofer. He served as Assistant Professor of Economics at Illinois State University. Following law school, he practiced law with the Chicago law firm of Sidley & Austin. He joined the faculty at the University of Alabama School of Law, where he served for over twenty years successively as Associate Professor, Full Professor, and Herbert D. Warner Professor of Law. He was elected to the Alabama Supreme Court in 1996 and re-elected to that position in 2002. In 2009, Justice See retired from the Court.
Justice See has served as a contributing editor to the Federal Circuit Bar Journal, and he is a member of the American Law Institute, the Alabama Law Institute, the American Economics Association, the Federalist Society, the American Bar Association, and the Alabama State Bar Association. He is admitted to the Illinois and Alabama bars and has served as reporter for the Alabama Trade Secrets Acts and for a set of revisions to the Alabama Trademark Law. Justice See has authored or edited numerous books, chapters, articles, and reviews.
Justice See was also the founding President of the Carroll’s Creek Volunteer Fire Department in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama.
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HAROLD SEE ET AL., THE COMMERCIAL LAW OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (1994) (Supp. 1995-2012).
Harold See et al., Federalist Society Panel Discussion: Judicial Selection, Federal and State, 32 AM. J. TRIAL ADVOC. 453 (2009).
Federal Patent and Trademark Law, in SPECIALIZED LEGAL RESEARCH (Penny A. Hazelton ed., Supp. 2012).
Federal Patent and Trademark Law, in SPECIALIZED LEGAL RESEARCH (Leah F. Chanin ed., rev. 2008).
An Essay on Judicial Selection, in BENCH PRESS: THE COLLISION OF COURTS, POLITICS, AND THE MEDIA (Keith J. Bybee ed., 2007).
The Separation of Powers and the Public Policy Role of the State Court in a Routine Case, 8 Tex. Rev. L. & Pol. 345 (2004). | SSRN
Comment, Judicial Selection and Decisional Independence, 61 L. AND CONTEMP. PROBL. 141 (1998).
KOLM, SERGE-CHRISTOPHE, JUSTICE AND EQUITY (Harold See ed. & trans., MIT Press, 1997).
Federal Patent and Trademark Law, in SPECIALIZED LEGAL RESEARCH (Leah F. Chanin ed., rev. 1995).
Copyright, Trademarks, and Patents, in THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS (Donald C. Bacon et al., eds., 1995).
Bankruptcy, in THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS (Donald C. Bacon et al., eds., 1995).
Patent, Trademark, Copyright, in ALABAMA LAW OFFICE PRACTICE DESKBOOK (R. McCurley ed., rev. vol. 1995).
Intellectual Property and the Costs of Commercial Exchange: A Review Essay, 93 MICH. L. REV. 1570 (1995) (reviewing HAROLD SEE ET AL., THE COMMERCIAL LAW OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (1994)).
Trademarks, FED. CIRCUIT B.J. (1992 - 1996).
ECONOMIC, INDUSTRIAL AND MANAGERIAL COORDINATION BETWEEN JAPAN AND THE UNITED STATES (Harold See et al., eds., 1992).
Economic Incentives and the Computer Software Industry: A Comparative Analysis of the Intellectual Property Law of the U.S. and Japan, in ECONOMIC, INDUSTRIAL AND MANAGERIAL COORDINATION BETWEEN JAPAN AND THE UNITED STATES (Kiyoshi Abe, William Gunther & Harold See, 1992).
An Overview of Coordination Concerns, in ECONOMIC, INDUSTRIAL AND MANAGERIAL COORDINATION BETWEEN JAPAN AND THE UNITED STATES (Kiyoshi Abe, William Gunther & Harold See, 1992).
Federal Patent and Trademark Law, in SPECIALIZED LEGAL RESEARCH (Leah F. Chanin ed., rev. 1991).
Harold See & Frank M. Caprio, The Trouble with Brulotte: The Patent Royalty Term and Patent Monopoly Extension" 1990 UTAH L. REV. 813 (1990). | SSRN
MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY FOR TRUCK ROUTE REGULATION (1990).
An Essay on Legal Ethics and the Search for Truth, 3 GEO. J. LEGAL ETHICS 323 (1989).
Punitive Damages: Introduction and Synopsis, 40 ALA. L. REV. 687 (1989). | SSRN
Punitive Damages: A Supporting Theory, 40 ALA. L. REV. 1229 (1989). | SSRN
Criteria for the Evaluation of Law School Examination Papers, 38 J. LEGAL EDUC. 361 (1988).
Federal Patent and Trademark Law, in SPECIALIZED LEGAL RESEARCH (Leah F. Chanin ed., 1988).
Patent, Trademark, Copyright, in ALABAMA LAW OFFICE PRACTICE DESKBOOK (R. McCurley ed., 1988).
Computer Software Protection in the United States, in LE LOGICIEL: PROPRIÉTÉ ET CONTRATS (E. Mackaay ed., 1986).
A General Practitioner's Introduction to Trademark Law, 47 ALA. LAW. 46 (1986).
A General Practitioner's Introduction to Copyright Law, 46 ALA. LAW. 326 (1985).
A General Practitioner's Introduction to Patent and Trade Secret Law, 46 ALA. LAW. 188 (1985).
AN EVALUATION OF LIABILITY ARISING FROM CERTAIN ORDINANCES, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES (1985).
LIABILITY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENTS FOR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS (1984).
HAROLD SEE & DANIEL S. TURNER, RISK MANAGEMENT SEMINAR (1984).
Contingent Fees in An Adversary System: An Economic Perspective, 1984 UTAH L. REV. 485. | SSRN
Limit Pricing and Predation in the Antitrust Laws: Economic and Legal Aspects, 35 ALA. L. REV. 211 (1984). | SSRN
Copyright Ownership of Joint Works and Terminations of Transfers, 30 U. KAN. L. REV. 517 (1982). | SSRN
The Judiciary and Dispute Resolution in Japan: A Survey, 10 FLA. ST. U. L. REV. 339 (1982). | SSRN
Harold See & Burns Weston, The Global Corporation: Agent of Change - A Symposium, 6 J. Int’l. L. & Econ. 211 (1972).