Ross A. Hersemann



Ross A. Hersemann

Founder of Loading Law


Ross A. Hersemann is a gamer, writer, and attorney.

He received his J.D. and an LL.M. in intellectual property from the John Marshall Law School, where he also founded the John Marshall Video Game Law Society. In 2013, Ross launched Loading Law, a law blawg devoted to developing legal issues in video games. Ross has contributed articles to IGDA Perspectives, Game Dev Law, and his first book on video game law will be published in early 2017.

Ross is the organizer of the Chicago Video Game Law Summit and speaks about video game law regularly at conferences and conventions. His most recent speaking events include Indy Pop Con, Valor Con, and the Ohio Game Dev Expo. Ross also serves as the Board President of the Video Game Art Gallery, Board Member of the International Game Developers Association – Chicago Chapter, the Legislative Liaison for the Chicago Bar Association Creative Arts Committee, and the Alumni Advisor of the John Marshall Video Game Law Society.


  • The John Marshall Law School – LL.M. in Intellectual Property 2015
  • The John Marshall Law School – J.D. 2014
  • Loyola University Chicago – B.A. English 2010