Jeremy Sheff joined the faculty of St. John’s University
School of Law in the fall of 2008. He teaches Introduction to
Intellectual Property, Trademarks & Unfair Competition,
Property, and First Amendment Law.
Professor Sheff’s research interests span Intellectual Property
law, First Amendment law, and Internet and Cyberlaw. In
particular, his research focuses on how law mediates the creation,
dissemination, and use of information in social, cultural, and
economic exchange. He approaches these issues from an
interdisciplinary perspective, drawing on research in psychology,
philosophy, economics, marketing, and political science.
Professor Sheff received his B.A., summa cum laude,
from Columbia University in 1999, and his J.D., cum laude,
from Harvard Law School in 2002. While at Harvard he was an
editor and symposium chair of the Harvard Law
Review. After graduation, he clerked for Hon. C. P.
Sifton of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New
Prior to his arrival at St. John’s, Professor Sheff worked as a
litigator for five years at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, where
his practice covered a broad variety of commercial disputes,
including intellectual property litigation, antitrust litigation,
contract disputes, and commercial tort claims.
- Self-Replicating Technologies, 16 Stan. Tech. L. Rev.
229 (2013) (ssrn link)
- Marks, Morals, and Markets, 65 Stan. L. Rev. 761
- Veblen Brands, 96 Minn. L. Rev. 769 (2012) (ssrn link)
- Biasing Brands, 32 Cardozo L. Rev. 1245 (2011) (ssrn link)
- The Myth of the Level Playing Field: Knowledge, Affect, and
Repetition in Public Debate, 75 Mo. L. Rev. 143 (2010). (ssrn