Barton Beebe is the John M. Desmarais Professor of Intellectual Property Law at NYU School of Law. His scholarship focuses on the doctrinal, empirical, and cultural analysis of intellectual property law. Prior to joining NYU’s faculty, Professor Beebe taught at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University, from whose 2007 graduating class he received the Class of 2007 Award for Best Professor, and was a Visiting Professor of Law at Stanford Law School. In 2007, Professor Beebe served as a Special Master, with Professor Daniel J. Capra, in Louis Vuitton Malletier v. Dooney & Bourke, Inc., No. 04 Civ. 2990 (SAS) (S.D.N.Y.). Professor Beebe received his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal and an articles editor of the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities, his Ph.D. in English Literature from Princeton University, where he was a Whiting Fellow in the Humanities, and his B.A. from the University of Chicago (Phi Beta Kappa). Professor Beebe clerked for Judge Denise Cote of the United States District Court of the Southern District of New York.
Rochelle Cooper Dreyfuss is the Pauline Newman Professor of Law at NYU School of Law. Her research and teaching interests include intellectual property, civil procedure, privacy, and the relationship between science and law. She holds B.A. and M.S. degrees in Chemistry and spent several years as a research chemist before entering Columbia University School of Law, where she served as Articles and Book Review Editor of the Law Review. After graduating, she was a law clerk to Chief Judge Wilfred Feinberg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and to Chief Justice Warren Burger of the U.S. Supreme Court. She is a member of the American Law Institute and served as a Reporter for its Project on Intellectual Property: Principles Governing Jurisdiction, Choice of Law, and Judgments in Transnational Disputes. She also sits on the National Academy of Science’s Committee on Science, Technology and Law. Professor Dreyfuss was a consultant to the Federal Courts Study Committee, to the Presidential Commission on Catastrophic Nuclear Accidents, and to the Federal Trade Commission. She served on the National Academy of Sciences’ Committees on Intellectual Property in Genomic and Protein Research and Innovation and on Intellectual Property Rights in the Knowledge-Based Economy, on the Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Service’s Advisory Committee on Genetics, Health, and Society, and on BNA’s Advisory Board to USPQ. She is a past chair of the Intellectual Property Committee of the American Association of Law Schools. She was the Thomas Christensen Fellow at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford University, the Yong Shook Lin Visiting Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the National University of Singapore, and has visited at The University of Chicago Law School, University of Washington School of Law, and Santa Clara University Law School. In addition to articles in her specialty areas, she has co-authored casebooks on civil procedure and intellectual property law.
Jeanne Fromer teaches in the areas of intellectual property and contracts. She specializes in intellectual property and information law, with particular emphasis on unified theories of copyright and patent law. Before coming to NYU, Professor Fromer served as a law clerk to Justice David H. Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court and to Judge Robert D. Sack of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She also worked at Hale and Dorr LLP (now WilmerHale) in the area of intellectual property. In addition, she was an Alexander Fellow with the New York University School of Law and a Resident Fellow with Yale Law School’s Information Society Project. Professor Fromer also taught at Fordham Law School from 2007-12. Professor Fromer earned her B.A., summa cum laude, in Computer Science from Barnard College, Columbia University. She received her S.M. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for research work in artificial intelligence and computational linguistics and worked at AT&T (Bell) Laboratories in those same areas. As a graduate student, Professor Fromer was both a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and an AT&T Laboratories Graduate Research Fellow. Professor Fromer received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, serving as Articles and Commentaries Editor of the Harvard Law Review and as Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology.
Jason Schultz is an Associate Professor of Clinical Law at NYU School of Law and Director of the Technology Law & Policy Clinic. Before joining NYU Law, Jason was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) and the Director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic. Jason was a Senior Staff Attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), an intellectual property law attorney at the firm of Fish & Richardson, P.C. and served as a clerk to the Honorable D. Lowell Jensen of the Northern District of California. While a student at Boalt Hall, he managed the Berkeley Technology Law Journal and interned for the Honorable Ronald M. Whyte of the Northern District of California.
Christopher Sprigman is a Professor of Law at NYU School of Law. Professor Sprigman comes to the Law School from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he taught copyright law, intellectual property law, antitrust law, and competition policy as Class of 1963 Research Professor in Honor of Graham C. Lilly and Peter W. Low. Sprigman earned a B.A. with honors from the University of Pennsylvania in 1988 and a J.D. with honors in 1993 from the University of Chicago, where he was a comment editor on the University of Chicago Law Review. After graduation, Sprigman clerked for Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, worked as an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell, and then clerked for Justice Lourens H. W. Ackermann of the Constitutional Court of South Africa. He also taught at the Law School of the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. After returning to the U.S., he served from 1999 to 2001 as appellate counsel in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, where he worked on U.S. v. Microsoft, among other matters. He then joined the Washington, D.C. office of King & Spalding, where he was elected a partner. Sprigman left practice in 2003 to become a Residential Fellow at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School, and joined Virginia’s faculty in 2005. He visited NYU Law School during the Spring 2013 semester.
Katherine Strandburg is the Alfred B. Engelberg Professor of Law at NYU School of Law. She concentrates her teaching and research in the areas of intellectual property law, cyberlaw, and information privacy law. She is particularly interested in understanding how the law in these areas might accommodate and reflect the importance of collaborative and emergent collective behavior. Prior to coming to NYU, Prof. Strandburg was Professor of Law at DePaul University College of Law. She has been a visiting professor at NYU, Fordham, and Illinois law schools. Professor Strandburg obtained her law degree from the University of Chicago Law School with high honors in 1995 and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Richard D. Cudahy of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. She is an experienced litigator, is licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and recently has authored several amicus briefs to the Supreme Court and Federal Circuit Court of Appeals dealing with patent law issues. She is past Chair of the AALS Section on Intellectual Property. Prior to her legal career, Professor Strandburg was a research physicist at Argonne National Laboratory, having received her Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1984 and conducted postdoctoral research at Carnegie Mellon. She was a visiting faculty member of the physics department at Northwestern University from 1990-1992.