• "Go to work to answer a question that you enjoy staying up at night thinking about." -Megan Yip '08, user safety policy specialist at Twitter
  • Prof. Susan Crawford

    Cardozo's IP Program is ranked #5 in the U.S. Professor Susan Crawford is a leading scholar of the telecommunications industry.
  • Jonathan Golfman '03
    "It's a really strong program, and it relates to what I do…It was valuable training that had tangible, real-world applications." -Jonathan Golfman, VP, Head of Film Business & Legal Affairs, Media Rights Capital

Cardozo's Intellectual Property & Information Law Program is the sixth ranked IP program in the country.* 

From gene patenting to the protection of traditional cultural expression, from the application of economic theories of intellectual property to the pragmatic issues of Internet governance, no other law faculty in America offers the depth of theoretical knowledge and high-level policy experience in IP and Information Law that students find at Cardozo.

When you study in Cardozo's IP & Information Law program, you learn from faculty who are superstars in their field. They are nationally recognized for their scholarship and teaching skills, are high level advisers to government officials, work on major international treaties, and are frequently quoted in national media.

Michael Burstein

Michael Burstein's research focuses on the institutional structures-both private and public-that shape innovation. Professor Burstein was previously a Climenko Fellow at Harvard Law School.

Susan Crawford

Susan Crawford was recently named one of TIME Magazine's top 40 minds in technology. She is a member of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Council on Technology and Innovation, and former Special Assistant to President Obama for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy. Her book Captive Audience, has been widely praised for it's well argued call for more regulation in the telecommunications and cable industry.

Brett Frischmann

Brett Frischmann's scholarship focuses on intellectual property and internet law. He is a prolific author, whose articles have appeared in the Columbia Law Review, Cornell Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, and Review of Law and Economics, among other journals. His book Infrastructure: the Social Value of Shared Resources devotes much needed attention to understanding how society benefits from infrastructure resources and how management decisions affect a wide variety of interests.

Marci A. Hamilton

Marci Hamilton is one of the United States’ leading church/state scholars, and holds the Paul R. Verkuil Chair in Public Law at Cardozo. Professor Hamilton has served as constitutional and federal law counsel in many important clergy sex abuse and religious land use cases in state and federal courts.

Monroe E. Price

Monroe Price is the Joseph and Sadie Danciger Professor of Law and the Director of the Howard M. Squadron Program in Law, Media and Society. He was founding director of the Program in Comparative Media Law and Policy at Wolfson College, Oxford. A former Dean at Cardozo Law, he is very involved in a yearly international moot court competition in media that bears his name. 

Daniel Ravicher

Daniel Ravicher recently won a major victory in the Supreme Court overturning the patenting of human genes. A patent attorney, he writes and speaks frequently on patent law and policy. He is the Executive Director of the Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT) and has been labeled a modern day Robin Hood by Science Magazine for his work including the landmark Supreme Court victory in June 2013, in which the Court determined that human genes cannot be patented, and that Myriad Genetics patents for certain breast cancer genes were not valid.

Stewart E. Sterk

Stewart Sterk is the winner of a number of teaching awards at Cardozo. His publications span a wide variety of areas, ranging from property and land use regulation to trusts and estates, copyright, and the conflict of laws.

Felix Wu

Felix Wu uses his background in computer science to understand issues of privacy and freedom of speech in the digital age.

Our students have opportunities to supplement their coursework with groundbreaking and timely panels and symposia, access to scholars and practitioners in the field, unusual externships, significant work experience, networking events with Cardozo alumni who are leaders in the field, editorial positions with a widely-circulated intellectual property law journal, and roles in organizing the nation's premier entertainment law moot court competition. In addition, Cardozo offers student organizations that focus on intellectual property, distinguished speakers and visitors, and more - all in New York City, the entertainment, publishing, news, and art capital of the world.

This wide and interesting array of opportunities makes Cardozo's program one of the most stimulating and complete in the country, preparing graduates for sophisticated practice in this exciting area at the most prestigious law firms, corporations, and businesses.

In addition to a rich curriculum of courses, the IP and Information Law Program includes:

  • The Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal - the number one journal in the country for arts, entertainment and sports law and the number one journal for intellectual property law in the state of New York.**
  • The BMI-Cardozo Moot Court Competition
  • The Intellectual Property Speaker Series
  • The Intellectual Property & Information Law Colloquium
  • The Distinguished Lecture in Intellectual Property
  • The Indie Film Clinic
  • The State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO)-Cardozo Program

and much more... 


*U.S. News & World Report

**Washington & Lee University School of Law