Jason Schultz will join the NYU Law faculty as an Associate Professor of Clinical Law in fall 2013. In an announcement to the Law School community, Dean Richard Revesz described Schultz, who was a visiting professor of law at NYU Law for the fall 2012 semester, as "an energetic and entrepreneurial scholar" and wrote that Schultz "has built a well-deserved reputation as a first-rate clinical professor and intellectual property lawyer and policy expert."
Schultz graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law in 2000, where he managed the Berkeley Technology Law Journal and interned for Senior District Judge Ronald Whyte of the Northern District of California. He then clerked for U.S. District Judge D. Lowell Jensen in Oakland, California before working as an associate for the California offices of Fish & Richardson, P.C. litigating trade secret, patent, copyright and trademark cases for a wide variety of high-tech clients. From 2003 to 2007, Schultz was a senior staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), one of the leading digital rights groups in the world. There he handled numerous high-profile intellectual property and technology matters affecting the public's interests in free expression, fair use, and innovation with an emphasis on issues of copyright law, reverse engineering, digital rights management, and patent law reform. During his time at EFF, he also taught cyberlaw and intellectual property courses as an adjunct lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, in the Law School and the School of Information.
In 2007, Schultz joined the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, where he was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law as well as the director of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic. Schultz’s scholarship focuses on the ongoing struggle to balance intellectual property regimes with the public interest in free expression, access to knowledge, and innovation in light of new technologies and the challenges they pose. He also is a regular contributor in the popular press on intellectual property and technology matters.
Posted March 18, 2013