Laura N. Gasaway

Paul B. Eaton Distinguished Professor of Law, Emerita

Areas of Expertise

  • Art Law
  • Copyright Law


Lolly Gasaway joined the Carolina Law faculty in 1985 as Director of the Law Library and Professor of Law. She served as Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs from 2006-2010 and taught full time from 2010-2013 when she retired as the Paul B. Eaton Distinguished Professor of Law Emerita. She taught and researched copyright law, cyberspace law and art law. Professor Gasaway published numerous law review articles and book chapters on copyright law and articles on law library management in addition to several books on copyright law. She is a past president of the American Association of Law Libraries and received its Marian G. Gallagher Award 2011. She is a Fellow of the Special Libraries Association and won its John Cotton Dana Award. She served on the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Accreditation Committee and on its Council on Legal Education and Admission to the Bar. She served on many accreditation teams and chaired such teams for the ABA. Gasaway’s law degree is from the University of Houston and her Master of Library Science degree is from Texas Woman’s University. Before coming to North Carolina, she was the Director of the Law Library and a member of the law faculty at the University of Oklahoma and the University of Houston. She has served as Secretary/Treasurer of the Order of the Coif since 2002 and has been a member of the board of directors of the Copyright Clearance Center since 2009.


  • J.D., University of Houston (1973)
  • M.S. (highest honors), Library Science, Texas Woman's University (1968)
  • B.A. (highest honors), Texas Woman's University (1967)

Selected Publications

Publication of Government Funded Research, Open Access, and the Public Interest (J. Kimbrough, L. N. Gasaway), 18 VAND. J. ENT. & TECH. L. 267 (2015).
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KF3030.1 .G375 2013

Memorial: Albert O. Brecht (1946-2012) (with R. K. Rasmussen, D. W. Nelson, A. A. Ross, and P. Aranas), 104 LAW LIBR. J. 613 (2012).
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Symposium Introduction, 13 N.C. J. L. & TECH. ON. 147 (2012).
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Archiving and Preservation in U.S. Copyright Law, in COPYRIGHT AND CULTURAL HERITAGE (Estelle Derclaye, ed.) (Edward Elgar 2010).
K1420.5 .C67 2010

Libraries and Copyright at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century:  The 1909 Copyright Act, 11 N.C. J.L. & TECH. 419 (2010).
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Copyright Basics: From Earliest Times To The Digital Age, 10 WAKE FOREST INTELL. PROP. L.J. 241 (2010).
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Libraries, Digital Content, and Copyright, 12 VAND. J. ENT. & TECH. L. 755 (2010).
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A Defense of the Public Domain:  A Scholarly Essay, 101 LAW LIBR. J. 451 (2009).
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A Tribute to Robert Oakley:  1945-2007 (Testimonial), 100 LAW LIBR. J. 234 (2008).
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