Jeanne Fromer elected to American Law Institute

Jeanne FromerProfessor Jeanne Fromer has been elected to the American Law Institute (ALI) as one of 68 distinguished new members named this year. The ALI, a leading independent organization dedicated to producing scholarship that clarifies and modernizes the law, has more than 4,300 top attorneys, judges, and law professors in its membership. The Restatements of the Law, model statutes, and principles of law that it publishes influence courts, legislatures, scholarship, and legal education.

Fromer, an intellectual property scholar specializing in unified theories of patent and copyright law, joined the NYU Law faculty this semester. Previously an associate professor at Fordham University School of Law, she uses social science research on creativity and cognition to inform her work on how IP law can create incentive for innovation.  Before working at Fordham, 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 also focused on artificial intelligence and computational linguistics work while at AT&T (Bell) Laboratories.

Other ALI members on the Law School faculty include William Allen, José Alvarez, Jennifer Arlen ’86, Oren Bar-Gill, Rachel Barkow, Oscar Chase, Norman Dorsen, Rochelle Dreyfuss, Cynthia Estlund, Samuel Estreicher, Eleanor Fox ’61, Randy Hertz, Samuel Issacharoff, Andreas Lowenfeld, Arthur Miller, Richard Revesz, Deborah Schenk (LL.M. ’76), Stanley Siegel, Linda Silberman, Richard Stewart, and Diane Zimmerman.

Posted on October 16, 2012