Faculty and Staff - Cloned


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Jane Ginsburg
Jane Ginsburg, Faculty Director

Jane Ginsburg is a renowned authority on intellectual property law and a staunch defender of authors’ rights. She teaches and writes about copyright law, international copyright law, legal methods, statutory methods, and trademark law. She is also the author or co-author of casebooks on all five subjects, including International Copyright: U.S. and EU Perspectives (with Edouard Treppoz) and Copyright: Cases and Materials (9th edition) (with Robert A. Gorman and R. Anthony Reese). Ginsburg was a co-reporter for the American Law Institute’s Principles of the Law, Intellectual Property: Principles Governing Jurisdiction, Choice of Law, and Judgments in Transnational Disputes.

Fluent in French and Italian, Ginsburg has been a visiting professor at law schools and universities in France and Italy as well as in Australia, England, Israel, and New Zealand. She is a vice president of the Association Littéraire et Artistique Internationale, a Paris-based international organization created to promote and defend authors’ rights, and president of its U.S. chapter. She is an elected member of the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy.

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Shyamkrishna Balganesh
Shyamkrishna Balganesh, Faculty Director

Shyam Balganesh writes and teaches in the areas of copyright law, intellectual property, and legal theory. He has written extensively on understanding how intellectual property and innovation policy can benefit from the use of ideas, concepts, and structures from different areas of the common law, especially private law. His recent work explores the interaction between copyright law and key institutional features of the American legal system. He is also working on a series of articles advancing an account of “legal internalism” that explains the shape and trajectory of legal thinking. Balganesh’s work has appeared in leading law journals, including the Columbia Law Review, Harvard Law Review, Stanford Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and Yale Law Journal. He is also a co-author of sections of the leading copyright law treatise Nimmer on Copyright.

Before joining the Columbia Law School faculty in 2021, Balganesh was a professor of law and co-director of the Center for Technology, Innovation and Competition at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School. Prior to that, he was a Bigelow Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School. He received a J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was an articles and essays editor of the Yale Law Journal and a student fellow at the Information Society Project. Prior to that, he spent two years as a Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford, where he received a B.C.L. and M.Phil.

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Philippa Loengard, Executive Director

Pippa Loengard joined the Kernochan Center in October, 2006. Ms. Loengard graduated with a degree in History from Cornell University and a Masters Degree in Communication from Stanford University, where she was the 1994 recipient of the Karl A. and Madira Bickel Fellowship. Prior to attending law school, Ms. Loengard worked in television production for several years as an Assistant Director on various episodic shows and as a Coordinating Producer for A&E Television Networks. An interest in intellectual property issues as they related to her work in documentary film provoked her go to to law school. Her research focuses on issues surrounding the visual arts and entertainment industries. She is particularly interested in issues of taxation as they pertain to the arts and the rights of authors and creators.

Ms. Loengard is a member of the Entertainment Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and serves on the Executive Committee of the EASLS section of the New York State Bar Association. She was a member of the Art Law Committee of the City Bar Association from 2007-2010.  She graduated from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and an Articles Editor on the Journal of Law and the Arts. Additionally, she holds an LL.M. in Taxation from N.Y.U. School of Law. She was in private practice at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP before joining the Kernochan Center staff.

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Mala Chatterjee, Associate Professor

Mala Chatterjee is a philosopher, legal scholar, writer, & associate professor at Columbia Law School. She received her PhD in philosophy at NYU in 2022, her JD summa cum laude at NYU School of Law as a Furman Academic Scholar in 2018, and her BA in Philosophy and Symbolic Systems at Stanford in 2014. Prior to joining Columbia, Chatterjee was a Furman Fellow at NYU School of Law, a fellow at NYU's Engelberg Center for Innovation Law and Policy, and a visiting fellow at Yale Law School's Information Society Project. 

Chatterjee's work in law & philosophy explores information, broadly understood. She thinks about the philosophical questions and legal institutions that surround and structure our relationships with and rights to information, as well as its forms and functions in constructing and defining us across space and over time. This includes questions underlying intellectual property, technology, privacy, aesthetics, speech, defamation, and more. Chatterjee is interested in exploring these ideas in her academic writing as well as in public, literary, and creative work, with a particular love for science fiction as a medium for philosophy. 

Chatterjee wrote her philosophy PhD thesis on the theoretical foundations of copyright law under the advisement of Liam Murphy, Jeremy Waldron, and Sam Scheffler, a monograph on authorial rights that she is developing further into a theory of authorship. She is also writing a series of academic pieces defending and developing The Extended Self as a normative framework for legal persons, along with its philosophical and legal implications. Her other scholarship has appeared or is forthcoming in the peer-reviewed Journal of Legal Analysis at Harvard Law School and the Journal of the Copyright Society of the USA, as well as the Columbia Law Review, the UC Irvine Law Review, and the NYU Law Review, and she has been invited to present it at Yale, Harvard, Stanford, NYU, Penn, UCLA, Berkeley, USC, Michigan, Cambridge, and more.

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Caitlin McGrail, Fellow

Caitlin McGrail graduated magna cum laude from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law where she was a recipient of the Best Memorandum Award,  served as teaching assistant for legal writing courses, and was inducted into Order of the Coif. She was a student works editor of the Villanova Law Review, received the Volume 67 Law Review Dedication Award, and published a student note on the Visual Artists Rights Act. Prior to joining the Kernochan Center in 2024, she was in private practice at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Before law school, she worked at non-profit cultural institutions in development and administration. She graduated from Wellesley College with a bachelor’s degree in art history.