Jack Bernard

Associate General Counsel


Email: bernar@umich.edu
Telephone: (734) 764-0304
Fax: (734) 763-5648
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Secretary:  Ashley Stojkovic
Telephone: (734) 615-5178
Email:  ashstojk@umich.edu

1109 Geddes Avenue
Ruthven Building, Suite 2300
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079

Primary Practice Areas

  • Copyright
  • Trademark
  • Trade Secret
  • First Amendment and Speech
  • Privacy
  • Defamation
  • Security
  • Licensing
  • Computing and Cyberlaw
  • Media Rights
  • Student Rights
  • Library, Museum, and Art Law
  • Disability Law

Jack has worked in the academy for over thirty years and has been with the University of Michigan’s Office of the Vice President and General Counsel since 1999. During the eleven years prior to this work, Jack had been an academic administrator and/or instructor at Macalester College, Saga Daigaku (Japan), and the University of Michigan. He teaches at the University of Michigan’s Schools of Law, Education, and Information, as well as at the Ford School of Public Policy. He is Chair Emeritus of the University of Michigan’s Council for Disability Concerns, where he served for over seventeen years.

In 2009, Jack received the American Library Association’s “L. Ray Patterson Copyright Award,” as well as the First Decade Award from the National Association of College and University Attorneys. At the University of Michigan, he was a 2014 Distinguished Diversity Leadership recipient and, in 2016 he received the Carol Hollenshead Award from Center for the Education of Women.  He has also been a Spencer Fellow and a researcher at the National Center for Postsecondary Improvement. He earned his J. D. from the University of Michigan Law School and Master’s in Higher Education from the University of Michigan’s Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education. Jack studied neuroscience at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.