Sixth Annual Peter A. Jaszi Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property with Professor Rebecca Tushnet - "Advertising Law and the Metastasizing First Amendment"

Thursday, October 26, 2017
5:45pm (registration); 6:15-7:30pm (lecture); 7:30-9pm (reception)
American University Washington College of Law
4300 Nebraska Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20016
Warren Building - Terrace Level - Ceremonial Classroom, Room NT01


Professor Rebecca Tushnet will deliver the 6th Annual Peter A. Jaszi Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property, hosted by the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at American University Washington College of Law.
A celebratory reception will follow.

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Rebecca Tushnet is the Frank Stanton Professor of the First Amendment at Harvard Law. After clerking for Chief Judge Edward R. Becker of the Third Circuit and Associate Justice David H. Souter on the Supreme Court, she practiced intellectual property law at Debevoise & Plimpton before beginning teaching. Her publications include “Worth a Thousand Words: The Images of Copyright Law” (Harvard L. Rev. 2012); “Gone in 60 Milliseconds: Trademark Law and Cognitive Science” (Texas L. Rev. 2008); and “Copy This Essay: How Fair Use Doctrine Harms Free Speech and How Copying Serves It” (Yale L.J. 2004). Her work currently focuses on copyright, trademark and false advertising law. Her blog, at, has been on the ABA’s Blawg 100 list of top legal blogs for the past three years. Professor Tushnet helped found the Organization for Transformative Works, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting and promoting fanworks, and currently volunteers on its legal committee. She is also an expert on the law of engagement rings.

PIJIP’s Distinguished Lecture on Intellectual Property Law is named in recognition of the continuing contributions of Professor Peter A. Jaszi to the study of intellectual property at WCL and in the world at large, and in particular for his lasting contributions to the elevation of the public interest in intellectual property discourse.

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