Jeremy Sheff

Professor of LawDirector, Intellectual Property Law Center
School of Law
B.A., Columbia University (summa cum laude), 1999J.D., Harvard Law School (cum laude), 2002

Jeremy Sheff joined the faculty of St. John’s University School of Law in the fall of 2008.  He teaches Property, Introduction to Intellectual Property, Patent Law, Trademark Law, International Intellecutal Property, and First Amendment Law. He was appointed Founding Director of the Intellectual Property Law Center in 2014.

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 York.

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.

The Japan Trademarks Dataset: A First Analysis, Report for the Institue of Intellectual Property [Japan] (2017)

Open Source Property: A Free Casebook (with Stephen Clowney, James Grimmelmann, Michael Grynberg & Rebecca Tushnet) (2016)

Values, Questions, and Methods in Intellectual Property: Symposium Introduction, 90 St. John's L. Rev. 549 (2016)

Self-Replicating Technologies, 16 Stan. Tech. L. Rev. 229 (2013)

Marks, Morals, and Markets, 65 Stan. L. Rev. 761 (2013)

Veblen Brands, 96 Minn. L. Rev. 769 (2012) 

Biasing Brands, 32 Cardozo L. Rev. 1245 (2011) 

The Myth of the Level Playing Field: Knowledge, Affect, and Repetition in Public Debate, 75 Mo. L. Rev. 143 (2010)