Jay Erstling

Emeritus Professor of Law


B.S., Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, 1971
J.D., Cornell University Law School, 1974


William Mitchell College of Law: professor of law,

Of counsel, Patterson Thuente Christensen Pedersen, P.A., 2007-.

World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva, Switzerland: director, Office of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) 2002-2007; senior legal officer, Industrial Property Div., 1976-1986.

Officer, Fredrikson & Byron, Minneapolis, 2000-2002.

Professor and chair, department of legal studies in business, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, 1986-2003.

Legal Officer, International Labor Organization (ILO), Geneva, Switzerland, 1975-1976.

Associate, Thorp, Reed & Armstrong, Pittsburgh, 1974-1975.

Consultant, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), short-term assignments in Jordan, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, and Asia Private Enterprise Branch, 1989-2001.

U.S. State Department: consultant to Nigeria and Sri Lanka; State Dept. speaker in Barbados, Egypt, India, Israel, Jamaica, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and the West Bank, 1989-2000.