B.A., Columbia University; J.D., Yale Law School
Areas of Expertise:
Kristelia García is a Professor at The Georgetown University Law Center. She holds a JD from Yale Law School, and a BA in Economics from Columbia University. Prior to joining the faculty at Georgetown, she taught at the University of Colorado Law School, was a Fellow at the George Washington University Law School, and spent nearly a decade working in the music industry.
García’s academic work focuses on intellectual property law through the lens of law and economics. Her scholarly agenda is motivated by a series of related questions: How well do law and policy balance competing interests of users and creators? How should legal institutions respond when policies have unintended and undesirable consequences? How can we explain, and what (if anything) should we do about, situations where private ordering norms diverge from law and policy?
García lives in the DC area with her husband, two daughters, and two mutts, where she enjoys listening to jazz, watching telenovelas, and drinking coffee.