Katharina de la Durantaye joined the St. John's faculty as an
Assistant Professor of Law in 2008. She teaches Copyright and
Introduction to American law.
Before coming to St. John's, she was a Visiting Assistant
Professor at Boston University School of Law and an
Associate-in-Law at Columbia Law School. Professor de la
Durantaye’s scholarship focuses on copyright law, comparative law,
and legal history. Her book The Protection of Literary
Authorship in Ancient Rome was named a “Legal Book of the
Year” by the leading German law journal. She has published
articles on the history of intellectual property law in the
Boston University International Law Journal and in
Forum Historiae Iuris, one of the premier European
journals of legal history.
Professor de la Durantaye received her J.D., with honors, from
Humboldt University Law School and her LL.M. from Yale Law
School. She received a Ph.D., summa cum laude, from
Humboldt University Law School.