Raven Lanier

Copyright Specialist

Role: Raven provides Academic Innovation with intellectual property expertise, specifically in copyright law. In her role, Raven teaches faculty about copyright in the online education space, covering issues like Creative Commons, open education, and fair use, and works closely with faculty in the development of their courses. She also provides general guidance to the Academic Innovation team on any copyright issues that arise out of their work.

Experience: Raven started at Academic Innovation in law school as a student fellow. During law school, she was also an Audio Licensing Intern at NPR. At NPR she worked closely with general counsel to protect and document NPR's copyrighted content. Raven also works half-time at the University of Michigan Library Copyright Office, where she teaches faculty, staff, and students about copyright law and provides copyright guidance to the library.


Juris Doctor, University of Michigan Law School
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Southeast Missouri State University
Bachelor of Science in Political Science, Southeast Missouri State University