Professor Laura Ford is a Scholar at C-IP2 and an Associate Professor of Law at Faulkner University’s Thomas Goode Jones School of Law. With a background in both law and sociology, Laura’s research and teaching interests include: law & religion; economic sociology; social theory; the history and development of intellectual property; and historical sociology. These combined interests may be seen in her recent book, The Intellectual Property of Nations: Sociological and Historical Perspectives on a Modern Legal Institution (CUP 2021). Other publications include articles in Qualitative Sociology; Max Weber Studies; Theory & Society; the Cardozo Public Law, Policy & Ethics Journal; and a chapter on “Law and Commercial Capitalism” for The Oxford Handbook of Max Weber. Forthcoming publications include a chapter on “Ancient Judaism and Western Legality” for the Routledge Handbook on Max Weber.