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Faculty and Staff

Patricia S. Abril

Patricia S. Abril

Department Chair and Associate Professor, Business Law

(305) 284-6999
Jenkins 323D

Research Interests

  • Intellectual Property
  • Privacy Law
  • Securities Fraud

Selected Publications

"Recasting Privacy Torts in a Spaceless World," Harvard Journal of Law & Technology.

"The Locus of Corporate Scienter," Columbia Business Law Journal (with Ann Morales Olazabal).

"A (My)Space of One's Own: On Privacy and Online Social Networks," Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property.

"The Ubiquity of Greed: A Contextual Model for Analysis of Scienter," Florida Law Review (with Ann Morales Olazabal).

Teaching and Professional Experience

  • Manager, Legal and Business Affairs, Univision Network, Miami
  • Attorney in private practice with experience in London, New York, and Miami focusing on international business transactions, licensing, banking, and real estate matters


  • J.D., Harvard Law School
  • B.A., Duke University


  • International Business Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business

    School of Business Administration
    P.O. Box 248027, Coral Gables, Florida 33124-6520
TEL: 305-284-4643
FAX: 305-284-6526
GRADUATE: 305-284-2510
UNDERGRADUATE: 305-284-4641