A Team of Innovators


A Team of Innovators

Our faculty members are scholars and law practitioners who hail from the real worlds of intellectual property, media, and information law. They have spent time working on policy matters in Washington, they have worked with software organizations on Internet technology, and they have authored seminal books and papers on the subject. Above all, our faculty members are pioneers. They are at the forefront of a technological revolution that is changing as fast as the science that created it, and they are passionate about engaging with students in that vision. 

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Christopher Beauchamp teaches copyright and patent law. He is the author of several books and articles focusing on technology, telecommunications and history. He is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships. He joins 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 the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Affairs at Princeton University and a Samuel I. Golieb Fellow in Legal History at New York University School of Law.

Brian Lee Professor Lee’s research interests encompass many aspects of intellectual property law. His new work, Making Sense of “Moral Rights” in Intellectual Property, will be published in the Temple Law Review. He is the recipient of multiple honors and awards, including the Nathan Burkan Prize at Yale for best paper in copyright law, the Ramsey Fellow at Princeton, the Wooden Fellowship at UCLA, and highest distinction in general scholarship as an undergraduate at Berkeley.

Joel Gora teaches in the area of media law, although he is a renowned expert in election law. He has been a member of the faculty since 1978, and formerly served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 1993-1997 and again from 2002 through 2006. He is the author of a number of books and articles dealing with First Amendment and other constitutional law issues and is frequently quoted in the news media.

Jonathan Askin has had vast experience in the communications industry, in both the public and private sectors. He served as general counsel to Pulver.com Enterprises, an Internet communications company, and was also president and general counsel for the Association for Local Telecommunications Services. Earlier in his career he was a senior attorney at the Federal Communications Commission. He is the founding director of BLIP.

Beryl Jones-Woodin specializes in copyright law, art law, intellectual property, and professional responsibility. She is on the board of directors of the Westchester Children's Museum.

Samuel Murumba teaches and writes principally in the fields of intellectual property and international human rights. Among his publications are Commercial Exploitation of Personality, a chapter in the Intellectual Property Title of The Laws of Australia, the prestigious restatement of the laws of Australia, and the "Intellectual Property" chapter in consecutive volumes of An Annual Survey of Australian Law.