IP Scholar Shani Shisha to join SMU Dedman Law

SMU Dedman School of Law welcomes Shani Shisha as an Assistant Professor of Law in Fall 2024. He teaches and writes in the field of intellectual property law, focusing on copyright law and the intersection of law and technology.

His scholarship has been published or is forthcoming in the Southern California Law Review, Boston College Law Review, Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, and BYU Law Review, among other publications. Professor Shisha received numerous awards for his scholarly work, including Harvard Law School’s Irving Oberman Memorial Prize in Intellectual Property and the Foundations of Private Law Prize. His article on copyright remedies has been selected as one of “the most important and timely articles on computer, technology, and the law” of 2022, and his article on copyright formalities has been judged one of the best intellectual property articles of 2023 and selected for inclusion in West/Thomson’s annual Intellectual Property Law Review.

Professor Shisha is completing a doctorate from Harvard Law School. His dissertation — an interdisciplinary analysis of copyright law — won several awards for scholarly distinction. Before joining the SMU faculty, Professor Shisha taught at Harvard Law School, where he held fellowships with the Berkman Klein Center of Internet & Society and the Project on the Foundations of Private Law. 

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