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Sonya G. Bonneau

Professor of Legal Research and Writing

B.A., Cornell; J.D., University of California, Berkeley

Areas of Expertise:

Arts and Entertainment, Copyright, Legal Research and Writing

Professor Bonneau was an attorney at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, in its Manhattan office, and subsequently a partner at Hancock & Estabrook, LLP.  Her practice areas included appellate practice...

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Professor Bonneau was an attorney at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP, in its Manhattan office, and subsequently a partner at Hancock & Estabrook, LLP.  Her practice areas included appellate practice and procedure, commercial litigation, employment discrimination, and antitrust law. Professor Bonneau was a law clerk for Hon. Norman A. Mordue at the United States District Court of the Northern District of New York.  Before coming to Georgetown, Professor Bonneau was a legal writing professor at the Syracuse University College of Law.

Recent Scholarship

Forthcoming Works and Works in Progress

  • Sonya G. Bonneau & Susan McMahon, Legal Writing in Context: Rhetoric, Reasoning, and Procedure (Carolina Academic Press forthcoming).   

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Sonya G. Bonneau, Paul Alan Levy, Eugene Mopsik, Katherine C. Spelman, Nancy E. Wolff & Brad A. Greenberg, Panel, Session 5: The Intersection of Moral Rights and Other Laws, 8 Geo. Mason J. Int'l Com. L. 106-124 (2016).    [W]
  • Sonya G. Bonneau, Ex Post Modernism: How the First Amendment Framed Nonrepresentational Art, 39 Colum. J.L. & Arts 195-231 (2015).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Sonya G. Bonneau, Honor and Destruction: The Conflicted Object in Moral Rights Law, 87 St. John's L. Rev. 47-105 (2013).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
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All Scholarship 2013 - Present

Forthcoming Works and Works in Progress

  • Sonya G. Bonneau & Susan McMahon, Legal Writing in Context: Rhetoric, Reasoning, and Procedure (Carolina Academic Press forthcoming).   

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

  • Sonya G. Bonneau, Paul Alan Levy, Eugene Mopsik, Katherine C. Spelman, Nancy E. Wolff & Brad A. Greenberg, Panel, Session 5: The Intersection of Moral Rights and Other Laws, 8 Geo. Mason J. Int'l Com. L. 106-124 (2016).    [W]
  • Sonya G. Bonneau, Ex Post Modernism: How the First Amendment Framed Nonrepresentational Art, 39 Colum. J.L. & Arts 195-231 (2015).    [HEIN] [W] [SSRN] [Gtown Law] [WWW]
  • Sonya G. Bonneau, Honor and Destruction: The Conflicted Object in Moral Rights Law, 87 St. John's L. Rev. 47-105 (2013).    [HEIN] [W] [Gtown Law]
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In the News

""Charging Bull" artist says "Fearless Girl" violated his rights," coverage in USA Today, April 12, 2017, quoting Professor Sonya Bonneau.

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""Charging Bull" artist says "Fearless Girl" violated his rights," coverage in USA Today, April 12, 2017, quoting Professor Sonya Bonneau.

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