Professor Emeritus of Business Law, School of Business
William E. Greenspan served as Professor of Business Law at the University of Bridgeport for 44 years, teaching Business Law courses, publishing articles, performing service to UB and to the community, and mentoring fellow colleagues, staff, and students. Since tax year 2006 he has been the Site Coordinator and Quality Reviewer for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Clinic sponsored by the IRS and which he and his trained volunteers have been helping thousands of international students fill out their tax returns each year. UB was the first VITA site for international students in Connecticut. He has advised thousands of students during his tenure, and chaired several committees, including the Student Appeals Committee and the Faculty Appeals Committee.
On May 31, 2014, at the UB Full Board of Trustees meeting, the Board passed a resolution unanimously to appoint Dr. William E. Greenspan as Professor Emeritus. Dr. Greenspan continues volunteering at UB, running the VITA tax clinic, helping students find internships and jobs, writing letters of recommendation, giving students advice on career choices, and maintaining the Web page for his professional association – The North Atlantic Regional Business Law Association – www.narbla.org.
LL.M., Suffolk University Law School, 1970
J.D., Suffolk University Law School, 1967
B.S. Accounting, Babson College, 1964
Business Law Labor
Law and Arbitration
Antitrust Law and Intellectual Property
Copyright Implications of Importing and Reselling Foreign Edition Textbooks in the United States: Supreme Court Update on Five Little Words in the First Sale Doctrine – 47 Business Law Review 19 (2014).
Purchasers and Sellers of Luxury Replica Merchandise: Trademark Infringement (Post-Sale Confusion) or Permissible Activity in Commerce? – 46 Business Law Review 13 (2013).
Electronic Reproduction of Copyrighted Contributions to Collective Works: Copyright Infringement or Permissible Revision? – 45 Business Law Review 1 (2012).
Reproduction and Distribution of Copyrighted Materials for Use as Exhibits in a Judicial Proceeding: Fair Use or Foul Play? – 44 Business Law Review 85 (2011).
Copying Copyrighted Coursepacks at Copyshops for Classroom Consumption: Copyright Owners 3, Copyshops 0 – 43 Business Law Review 31 (2010).
Honors and Awards:
2015 – Dedication of the William E. Greenspan Compass Room, Barnum Hall’s new residential learning community.
2015 – Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Community Service Certificate in Recognition and Appreciation of Outstanding Effort, Dedication and Personal Contributions in Building Stronger Communities Throughout This Great Nation.
2014 – University of Bridgeport, Ernest C. Trefz School of Business, In Grateful Appreciation of 44 years of Dedicated Service.
2014 – Voted Professor Emeritus by the UB Full Board of Trustees.
2011 – University of Bridgeport Award for 40 years of loyal and exemplary service.
2008 – Elected to The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest, largest, and most selective all-discipline society.
1997 – Above and Beyond Award, sponsored by the UB Student Council, in recognition of service and dedication to the students.
1993 – University of Bridgeport Parents’ Association Outstanding Faculty Award for academic excellence, personal integrity, and devotion to our students.
1992 – University of Bridgeport Service and Leadership Award.
1990 and 1987 – UB Dana Planning Award for excellence in teaching.
1989 – Voted Students’ Most Favorite Professor in a Scribe (UB Student Newspaper) poll