Brett Frischmann

Visiting Professor of Law


Brett Frischmann is visiting in the fall 2013 semester from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where he is a professor of law and director of the Cardozo Intellectual Property and Information Law Program.

Frischmann’s expertise is in intellectual property and internet law, and in particular the relationships between infrastructural resources, property rights, commons, and spillovers. He recently published Infrastructure: The Social Value of Shared Resources with Oxford University Press, which devotes much needed attention to understanding how society benefits from infrastructure resources and how management decisions affect a wide variety of interests. He is a prolific author, whose articles have appeared in Columbia Law Review, Cornell Law Review, University of Chicago Law Review, and Review of Law and Economics.

After clerking for the Judge Fred I. Parker of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and practicing at Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering in Washington, D.C., Frischmann joined the Loyola University, Chicago law faculty in 2002. He has held visiting appointments at Cornell and Fordham.

Frischmann holds a B.A. in Astrophysics from Columbia University, an M.S. in Earth Resources Engineering from Columbia University, and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.  He is an Affiliate Scholar of the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School.