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Christopher Beauchamp

Professor of Law
250 Joralemon St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 780-7551
Ph.D. Cambridge University
Areas of Expertise
Copyright Law
Legal History


Christopher Beauchamp teaches and writes in the areas of intellectual property and legal history. His first book, Invented by Law: Alexander Graham Bell and the Patent That Changed America, was published by Harvard University Press in 2014.  Professor Beauchamp is also working on a book about the history of patent law and litigation in the United States, entitled Technology's Trials. His recent scholarship has been published in the Stanford Technology Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, and the Vanderbilt Law Review, and has been selected for presentation at the Yale/Harvard/Stanford Junior Faculty Forum.

Professor Beauchamp joined Brooklyn Law School from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Sharswood Fellow in Law and History and a Lecturer in Law. Prior to teaching, he was a Microsoft/LAPA Fellow at Princeton University’s Law and Public Affairs Program and a Samuel I. Golieb Fellow in Legal History at New York University School of Law. He earned his Ph.D. in History from Cambridge University.

Professor Beauchamp’s work has received numerous awards, including the Cromwell Dissertation Prize of the American Society for Legal History, the Yorke Prize of the Cambridge University Faculty of Law, and the Levinson Prize of the Society for the History of Technology.