The American Law Institute

Jeanne C. Fromer

Associate Professor Jeanne C. Fromer of Fordham University School of Law received one of The American Law Institute's inaugural Young Scholars Medals  at the 2011 Annual Meeting. The medal honors her work exploring the claiming systems of patent and copyright law, as well as forum-shopping in patent litigation. 

Professor Fromer, the 2011-2012 chair-elect for the AALS Section on Intellectual Property, teaches in the areas of intellectual property and contracts. She specializes in intellectual property and information law, with particular emphasis on unified theories of patent and copyright law, and she has written numerous articles for law reviews and computer-science publications. Her work has also been selected for presentation at the Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum and for inclusion in West/Thomson's annual Intellectual Property Law Review. Professor Fromer is spending the Spring 2012 and Fall 2012 semesters as a visiting professor at New York University School of Law; next spring she will be a visiting professor at Harvard Law School.

Before coming to Fordham, Professor Fromer served as a law clerk to Justice David H. Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court and to Judge Robert D. Sack of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She also worked at Hale and Dorr LLP (now WilmerHale) as an intellectual-property attorney. In addition, she was an Alexander Fellow with the New York University School of Law and a Resident Fellow with Yale Law School's Information Society Project.

Professor Fromer earned her B.A., summa cum laude, in Computer Science from Barnard College, Columbia University. She received her S.M. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for research work in artificial intelligence and computational linguistics and worked at AT&T (Bell) Laboratories in those same areas. As a graduate student, Professor Fromer was both a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and an AT&T Laboratories Graduate Research Fellow. Professor Fromer received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School, serving as Articles and Commentaries Editor of the Harvard Law Review and as Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology.

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