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Future of Copyright Speaker Series Presents Comparative Law Scholar Jane Ginsburg of Columbia University, Feb. 10 at 1pm

February 09, 2011 1:25 PM

The “Future of Copyright” Speaker Series presents


Thursday, February 10, 2011

1:00 p.m.

Tulane University Law School, Room 257


The “Future of Copyright” Speaker Series welcomes Professor Jane C. Ginsburg to Tulane Law School (Weinmann Hall, Room 257, 6329 Freret Street), Thursday, February 10, at 1 p.m. An intellectual property and comparative law scholar (French and U.S.) currently teaching at Columbia University School of Law, Prof. Ginsburg is the Morton L. Janklow Professor of Literary and Artistic Property Law, and Director of its Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts. She teaches Legal Methods, Copyright Law, and Trademarks Law, and is the author or co-author of casebooks in all three subjects.


This lecture is open to the public and free of charge. A reception will follow.


Detailed Biography:

B.A., Chicago, 1976; M.A., Chicago, 1977; J.D., Harvard, 1980; D.E.A., Université de Paris II, 1985 (Fulbright grantee); Doctor of Law, Université de Paris II, 1995. Editor and note editor, Harvard Law Review. Law clerk to Judge John J. Gibbons, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 1980-81. Spent three years in private practice before teaching. Co-director, Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts, 1999-present. With Professor Sam Ricketson, she is the co-author of INTERNATIONAL COPYRIGHT AND NEIGHBOURING RIGHTS: THE BERNE CONVENTION AND BEYOND (Oxford University Press 2005). Other books include FOUNDATIONS OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (Foundation press 2004), with Professor Robert P. Merges, and INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY STORIES (Foundation Press 2005), with Professor Rochelle Dreyfuss. With Professor Dreyfuss she is also a Co-Reporter for the American Law Institute project on INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: PRINCIPLES GOVERNING JURISDICTION, CHOICE OF LAW AND JUDGMENTS IN TRANSNATIONAL DISPUTES. Other publications include three casebooks: Legal Methods: Cases and Materials (Revised 2d edition 2003); Cases and Materials on Copyright (with Gorman, 6th ed., 2001, and 2005 Supplement); and Trademark and Unfair Competition Law (with Litman and Kevlin, 3rd ed., 2001, and 2005 Supplement), as well as a variety of law review articles. Has taught French and U.S. copyright law at several French universities, and held the Goodhart Visiting Chair of Legal Science at the University of Cambridge, 2004-05. Serves on the editorial boards of several intellectual property journals in the United States and abroad. Principal areas of interest are in intellectual property, comparative law, private international law, and legal methods.