The path to law school faculty positions has changed over the last few years. Outstanding academic performance is no longer sufficient; most law schools expect applicants to submit high-quality academic articles. Candidates for teaching positions often have difficulty finding the time to write during a clerkship or as a junior associate. The Kernochan Center Intellectual Property (IP) Fellowships aim to provide an opportunity for recent law graduates who are interested in spending one to two years doing research and writing on copyright or other intellectual property subjects, in preparation for an academic career in the field. Positions become available as current Fellows find other employment. We are not currently accepting applications for this position.
Bart M.J. Szewczyk attended the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, where he received a B.S in Economics. He received an M.P.A. in Economics and Public Policy from Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School and a Ph. D in International Relations from Cambridge University. He received his J.D. from Yale Law School. He is interested in the intersection of international trade and copyright law. While his past research has focused on the former topic, he will work on the role of intellectual property in international economic agreements as well as on international copyright law while at the Center.
Brad A. Greenberg focused his research on copyright reform and author incentives. Mr. Greenberg received his B.A. and J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles and has clerked for the Hon. James Lawrence King of the Southern District of Florida. Mr. Greenberg has published extensively, including More Than Just a Formality: Instant Authorship and Copyright's Opt-Out Feature in the Digital Age, 59 U.C.L.A. L. Rev. 1028 (2012), Copyright Trolls and Presumptively Fair Uses, 85 U.Colo. L. Rev. (November 2013) and DOMA's Ghost and Copyright Reversionary Interests, 108 Nw. U. L. Rev. Colloquy (September 2013).
Yafit Lev-Aretz LL.M. ’09 received her LL.B and LL.M. from Bar-Ilan University in Israel. She clerked for the Israeli Supreme Court and worked on legislation as an intern at the Department of Counseling and Legislation of the Ministry of Justice. She received her LL.M. at Columbia in 2009 and then began working towards her S.J.D. at Penn Law. While at Columbia, Ms. Lev-Aretz researched the relationship between online user-generated content and copyright law. She is interested in the constant change in Internet practices and the degree to which the law addresses these nuances. Ms. Lev-Aretz has published an article on agreements between user-generated platforms and rightholders (Second Level Agreements, 45 Akron L. Rev. 166 (2012)). She also has published in the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology, Copyright Lawmaking and Public Choice: From Legislative Battles to Private Ordering, 27 Harv. J. L. & Tech. 203 (Fall 2013).
Eva E. Subotnik ’03 focused her research on issues relating to authors' rights (specifically those of photographers) and copyright. Before joining the Kernochan Center, she was an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where she represented entertainment and telecommunications industry clients, she was also a law clerk to the Hon. Bruce M. Selya of the First Circuit Court of Appeals and to the Hon. Alvin K. Hellerstein of the Southern District of New York. Eva is a graduate of Columbia College, where she majored in philosophy, and of Columbia Law School, where she was a senior editor of the Columbia Law Review, a James Kent Scholar, and a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. Ms. Subotnik is now an Assistant Professor of Law at St. John's Law School, where she teaches copyright, introductory intellectual property and trusts and estates.
Lital Helman explored the secondary liability of technology providers for copyright infringement and contemporary tensions between copyrights and technology in the digital age. Dr. Helman received her S.J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School as a J. William Fulbright scholar. Lital graduated with honors from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem with a dual degree in Law and Philosophy in 2005 and was the 2004 Israeli debating champion. Prior to her studies at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, she served as a lawyer in a leading law firm in Israel, where, among other things, she represented clients in various intellectual property transactions and was the assistant to an arbitrator in a national level dispute regarding artists' royalty rights. For the 2012-2013 academic year, Dr. Helman was an Engleberg Fellow at New York University School of Law. She now teaches copyright and intellectual property at Ono Academic College in Israel.