Kristelia García is an Anne Fleming Research 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. Her work has been published in numerous journals, including Vanderbilt Law Review, California Law Review, and NYU Law Review.

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?

When she’s not writing or teaching, García enjoys listening to jazz, reading psychological thrillers, watching telenovelas, and drinking coffee.


Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

Kristelia García, The Emperor’s New Copyright, 103 B.U. L. Rev. 837-892 (2023). [WWW] [W] [L] [SSRN]
Joseph P. Fishman & Kristelia García, Authoring the Prior Act, 75 Vand. L. Rev. 1159-1210 (2022). [WWW] [HEIN] [W] [L] [SSRN]
Christopher Buccafusco & Kristelia García, Pay-to-Playlist: The Commerce of Music Streaming, 12 U.C. Irvine L. Rev. 805-864 (2022). [WWW] [HEIN] [L] [SSRN]
Kristelia García, James Hicks & Justin McCrary, Copyright and Economic Viability: Evidence from the Music Industry, 17 J. Empirical Legal Stud. 696-721 (2020). [WWW] [HEIN] [L] [SSRN]
Kristelia García, Super-Statutory Contracting, 95 Wash. L. Rev. 1783-1833 (2020). [WWW] [HEIN] [W] [L] [SSRN]