Jeanne FromerJeanne Fromer, an associate professor at Fordham University School of Law, joins NYU Law this semester as the newest member of the permanent faculty. An intellectual property scholar specializing in unified theories of patent and copyright law, Fromer uses social science research on creativity and cognition to inform her work on how IP law can create incentive for innovation. Along with Professor Oren Bar-Gill, Fromer received an inaugural Young Scholars Medal from the American Law Institute in 2011 for her scholarship. She has presented her work twice at the Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum. In an announcement, Dean Richard Revesz called Fromer "a highly original and productive scholar."

Before starting at Fordham in 2007, Fromer was an IP associate at Hale and Dorr, a fellow of the Yale Law School Information Society Project, and a 2006-07 NYU Law Alexander Fellow. She was most recently a Spring 2012 visiting professor at the Law School. Fromer clerked for Judge Robert D. Sack of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and Justice David Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court. She received a B.A. in computer science summa cum laude from Columbia University’s Barnard College; an S.M. in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where her research work encompassed artificial intelligence and computational linguistics as she worked at AT&T (Bell) Laboratories; and a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where she was the articles and commentaries editor of the Harvard Law Review and the editor and symposium articles coordinator of the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology.

Posted on August 29, 2012