Beryl Jones-Woodin

Professor of Law

250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 780-7957 |  Email
Areas of Expertise

Art Law
Copyright Law
Intellectual Property

B.A., Oberlin College
J.D., New York University School of Law

Art Law Seminar: Advanced Problems

Pre or co-requisite: Copyright Law

This course is designed to introduce students to advanced problems in art law and related drafting issues. The class will study the ways in which the law regulates the creation of art, the cultural implications of art and the art market. Areas that will be considered include moral rights, fair use, museum law, cultural property law and rights of privacy.

Grading and Method of Evaluation

Letter grade only. A paper is required which may be used to satisfy the Upperclass Writing Requirement.

Copyright Law

Federal copyright law is examined. Topics specifically covered include authorship; copyright subject matter; the concepts of publication, notice, and registration; copyright infringement; remedies; ownership; transfer of interests; the interface between copyright and state laws; computers; fair use; and compulsory licenses.

Grading and Method of Evaluation

Letter grade with pass/fail option. Final exam.

International Intellectual Property

This course provides students with an introduction to the ever-growing area of international intellectual property law. After a basic overview of the primary subjects of intellectual property law (copyright, trademark,patent and geographical indications), international law and international trade concepts, the course turns to the growing body of international decisions and policies impacting these topics. We will also cover the international organizations involved both developing international principles and enforcing intellectual property treaties.

Letter grade only. Students will be required to complete a take-home exam or paper.

Professional Responsibility

This two-credit course analyzes the duties and responsibilities of the legal profession, including its history, goals and structure. A detailed analysis and discussion of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct Code of Professional Responsibility are undertaken.

Students who have earned credit for The Legal Profession cannot take this course.

Grading and Method of Evaluation

Letter grade only. Final exam.


This course introduces students to the laws governing real and personal property transfer and ownership. Topics covered may include the historical development of various kinds of present and future interests in property; the sale and financing of real estate; landlord-tenant law; land use regulation; gifts of personal property; and non-traditional property rights.

Grading and Method of Evaluation

Letter grade only. Final exam.