Professor Jane Ginsburg

Jane C. Ginsburg

  • Morton L. Janklow Professor of Literary & Artistic Property Law
Education

Doctor of Law, Université de Paris II, 1995
D.E.A., Université de Paris II, 1985
J.D., Harvard Law School, 1980
M.A., University of Chicago, 1977
B.A., University of Chicago, 1976

Areas of Specialty

Domestic and International Copyright and Trademarks Law
Legal Methods

The faculty director of Columbia’s Kernochan Center for Law, Media, and the Arts, Jane Ginsburg is a renowned authority on intellectual property law and a staunch defender of authors’ rights. She teaches and writes about copyright law, international copyright law, legal methods, and trademark law; she is the author or co-author of casebooks on all four subjects including International Copyright: U.S. and EU Perspectives (with Edouard Treppoz) and Copyright: Cases and Materials (9th edition) (with Robert A. Gorman and R. Anthony Reese). Ginsburg was a co-reporter for the American Law Institute’s Principles of the Law, Intellectual Property: Principles Governing Jurisdiction, Choice of Law, and Judgments in Transnational Disputes.

Fluent in French and Italian, Ginsburg has been a visiting professor at law schools and universities in France and Italy as well as in Australia, England, Israel, and New Zealand. She is a vice president of the Association Littéraire et Artistique Internationale, a Paris-based international organization created to promote and defend authors’ rights, and president of its U.S. chapter. She is an elected member of the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy.

Publications

Honors and Awards

Life Member, American Law Institute

2016

Inductee, ChIPS IP Hall of Fame

2015

Elected member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences

2015

Elected member, American Philosophical Society

2013

Corresponding Fellow, British Academy

2011

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