Eva E. Subotnik

Professor
J.D., Columbia Law School, B.A., Columbia University

Eva E. Subotnik joins the St. John’s faculty as Assistant Professor of Law. She teaches Copyright, Introduction to Intellectual Property, and Trusts & Estates.

Professor Subotnik’s scholarship and research interests focus on copyright law and policy in the context of changing notions of the professional and amateur in the digital age. She has written about originality, authorship and ownership issues arising in the areas of the visual arts, sound recordings, and other media, and she is currently at work on an ethnographic study of the role of copyright as an incentive among photojournalists. Prior to her appointment at St. John’s, Professor Subotnik was an Intellectual Property Fellow at the Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts at Columbia Law School.

Professor Subotnik received her B.A., summa cum laude, from Columbia University in 1997 and her J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2003. While at Columbia, she was an editor of the Columbia Law Review. Following graduation, she clerked for the Honorable Bruce M. Selya of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the Honorable Alvin K. Hellerstein of the Southern District of New York. 

Professor Subotnik practiced law at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP in New York. She was an associate in both the Corporate and Litigation departments, representing clients in telecommunications, entertainment, insurance and energy transactions and cases.