William K. Ford, JD, is an American lawyer, professor, and author. Ford earned his law degree from the University of Chicago in 2003. He held the position of Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School, and in 2006, Ford was appointed Associate Professor at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. Ford teaches courses in computer and video game law, contracts, constitutional theory, and other right of publicity topics.
Ford has given lectures, written articles, and contributed to books about video game law. In 2013 and 2014, Ford hosted and produced five episodes of an informative web series called “Games are Not Coffee Mugs.” As of 2017, Ford teaches at John Marshall Law School and writes about video game law and its correlation with copyright, trademarks, right of publicity, and other intellectual property issues.