Jane C. Ginsburg

Morton L. Janklow Professor of Literary and Artistic Property Law

Office: Jerome L. Greene Hall, Room 710
435 West 116th Street
New York NY 10027
Tel: (212) 854-3325
Fax: (212) 854-7946
Email: ginsburg@law.columbia.edu

Assistant Info

Name: Rosa Arenas
Phone: 212-854-0696
Email: rarena@law.columbia.edu


Jane C. Ginsburg is the Morton L. Janklow Professor of Literary and Artistic Property Law at Columbia University School of 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.  With Professor Sam Ricketson, she is the co-author of International Copyright and Neighbouring Rights: The Berne Convention and Beyond (Oxford University Press 2006). Other books include Trade Marks and Brands: An Interdisciplinary Critique (Cambridge University Press 2008), co-editor with Prof. Lionel Bently and Dr. Jennifer Davis; Foundations of Intellectual Property (Foundation press 2004), co-editor, with Professor Robert P. Merges; and Intellectual Property Stories (Foundation Press 2005), co-editor with Professor Rochelle Dreyfuss.  With Professor Dreyfuss and Professor Fran√ɬßois Dessemontet, she was also a Co-Reporter for the American Law Institute project on Intellectual Property: Principles Governing Jurisdiction, Choice of Law and Judgments in Transnational Disputes (2008).


Professor Ginsburg has taught French and U.S. copyright law and U.S. legal methods and contracts law at the University of Paris and other French universities.  In 2004-05 she held the Arthur L. Goodhart Visiting Chair of Legal Science at the law faculty of the University of Cambridge, UK, and has returned there as a Herbert Smith Fellow during Michaelmas Term 2008.  In 2009 she will be the Order of the Coif Distinguished Visitor.  A graduate of the University of Chicago (BA 1976, MA 1977), she received a JD in 1980 from Harvard, and a Dipl√ɬīme d'√ɬ©tudes approfondies in 1985 and a Doctorate of Law in 1995 from the University of Paris II.  She is an Honorary Fellow of Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge.