Karen Sandrik

Karen Sandrik, JD

Associate Professor of Law

Willamette University College of Law

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