Karen E. Sandrik is an associate professor of law at Willamette University College of Law, as well as the co-director of the Business Lawyering Institute. Her research focuses on the intersection of commercial law and intellectual property. She teaches a variety of classes, including contracts, secured transactions, sales, intellectual-property licensing, patent, and deals. Prior to entering academia, Professor Sandrik was an associate in the intellectual-property practice group at Troutman Sanders LLP (Atlanta).
Professor Sandrik attended the Florida State University College of Law, graduating in the top 5 percent and as a member of the Order of the Coif. She served as the senior article selections editor of the FSU Law Review and as a research assistant for Professors Curtis Bridgeman and Steve Gey. Before law school, Professor Sandrik played Division I soccer at Mississippi State University. She graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of science degree. Professor Sandrik also played three seasons in the W-league and was a member of the U-23 U.S. Women’s National Team.
- J.D., Florida State University College of Law
- B.S., Mississippi State University