Sonia Katyal

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Associate Dean for Research; Joseph M. McLaughlin Professor of Law

Email: skatyal@law.fordham.edu
Office: Room 8-146
SSRN (academic papers)

Research and Teaching Areas

Intellectual Property; Arts/Artists; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender (LGBT) Rights; Copyright; Entertainment & Media Law; Critical Race Theory, Civil Rights, and Property

Selected Publications

Books

  • PROPERTY OUTLAWS: HOW SQUATTERS, PIRATES AND PROTESTERS IMPROVE THE LAW OF OWNERSHIP, (Yale University Press) (2010) (with Eduardo M. Peñalver)

  • CONTRABRAND: ART, ADVERTISING AND PROPERTY IN THE AGE OF CORPORATE IDENTITY, (Yale University Press) (forthcoming)

  • THE LAW OF CULTURAL PROPERTY (Aspen, forthcoming) (with Angela Riley and Kristen Carpenter)

  • HANDBOOK ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND ART (Edward Elgar Press, forthcoming) (with Christine Farley)

Articles and Essays

Short Articles

Education

  • University of Chicago Law School, J.D., 1998
  • Brown University, A.B., 1993

Honors and Awards

    • Winner, Dukeminier Award for 2002 (given to the authors of the best legal scholarship on sexual orientation) for Exporting Identity
    • Winner, Cybercrime Writing Competition for 2004, sponsored by the Yale Information Law Society Project and the Yale Journal of Law and Technology for The New Surveillance
    • Honorable Mention, Scholarly Papers Competition for 2006, American Association of Law Schools, for Semiotic Disobedience, article referenced in New York Times Magazine, September 2006
    • Andy Warhol Creative Capital Award for Contrabrand, first law professor to receive grant devoted to writing on the visual arts and law ($25,000 for research, travel, and license clearances)
    • Fordham University Nominee for National Endowment for Humanities Summer Grant, for Contrabrand, 2008 
    • Fordham Research Award (for outstanding publications, 2002-present), Summer Fellowship Grant (2002-present), Research Fellowship (2004-05, Fall 2010) 
    • Winner, Best legal articles of 2010 in the field of entertainment and media law by Westlaw for Anti-Branding and Stealth Marketing: The Love that Dare Not Speak its Name 
    • Nominated for Professor of the Year in 2012-13