Rebecca L. Tushnet
Professor of Law
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Professor Tushnet has taught at Georgetown since 2004. Previously, she was on the faculty at New York University School of Law. She also has worked...Continue Reading
Professor Tushnet has taught at Georgetown since 2004. Previously, she was on the faculty at New York University School of Law. She also has worked at Debevoise & Plimpton in Washington, D.C., where she
specialized in intellectual property. She clerked for Chief Judge Edward R. Becker of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia and Associate Justice David H. Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court.
Professor Tushnet graduated from Harvard University in 1995 and from Yale Law School in 1998. At Yale, Professor Tushnet served as an articles editor for the Yale Law Journal and as an editor of the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism. During her law school summers, she worked for the Center for Reproductive Law & Policy and for Bredhoff & Kaiser.
Professor Tushnet's publications include "Worth a Thousand Words: The Images of Copyright Law" (Harvard L. Rev. 2011); "Gone in 60 Milliseconds: Trademark Law and Cognitive Science" (Texas L. Rev. 2008); and "Copy This Essay: How Fair Use Doctrine Harms Free Speech and How Copying
Serves It" (Yale L.J. 2004).Her work currently focuses on the relationship between the First Amendment and false advertising law.She is the head of the legal committee of the Organization for Transformative Works, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting and promoting fanworks. She is also an expert on the law of engagement rings.