Rebecca Tushnet

Rebecca Tushnet

Rebecca Tushnet
Frank Stanton Professor of the First Amendment
Harvard Law School

Rebecca Tushnet is the inaugural Frank Stanton Professor of First Amendment Law at Harvard Law School. After clerking for Chief Judge Edward R. Becker of the Third Circuit and Associate Justice David H. Souter on the Supreme Court, she practiced intellectual property law at Debevoise & Plimpton before beginning teaching. Her publications include “Registering Disagreement: Registration in Modern American Trademark Law” (Harvard L. Rev. 2017); “Worth a Thousand Words: The Images of Copyright Law” (Harvard L. Rev. 2012); and “Copy This Essay: How Fair Use Doctrine Harms Free Speech and How Copying Serves It” (Yale L.J. 2004). With Eric Goldman, she publishes a casebook on advertising and marketing law, and has a forthcoming book on images in intellectual property law. Her work currently focuses on copyright, trademark and false advertising law and their relationship to the First Amendment. Her blog, at tushnet.blogspot.com, has been on the ABA’s Blawg 100 list of top legal blogs for the past three years. Professor Tushnet helped found the Organization for Transformative Works, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting and promoting fanworks, and currently volunteers on its legal committee. She received Public Knowledge’s IP3 Award for Intellectual Property in 2015. She is also an expert on the law of engagement rings.

Faculty webpage: http://hls.harvard.edu/faculty/directory/11412/Tushnet