Assistant Professor of Law
Jacob Victor
Rutgers Law School
S.I. Newhouse Center for Law and Justice
123 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
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Jacob Victor teaches property and intellectual property and researches how the law impacts innovation, culture, and the deployment of new technologies. His most recent articles have appeared in the Minnesota Law Review and the Stanford Law Review. He is currently pursuing research projects related to how copyright, trade secret, and antitrust law can best adapt to the policy challenges of the digital age.

Prior to joining Rutgers, Professor Victor taught at NYU Law School and Albany Law School. Before that, he was an associate in the intellectual property group at Kirkland & Ellis, where he litigated copyright, trademark, and trade secret cases and advised clients on legal issues related to entertainment, art, music, technology, and advertising. He also served as a law clerk for Second Circuit Judge Pierre N. Leval, widely considered one of the country's most influential judges on issues related to intellectual property.

Professor Victor graduated from Yale Law School in 2014, where he was an Essays Editor of the Yale Law Journal, a Coker Fellow, a member of the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic, and an OutLaws board member. He received an A.B. in Social Studies magna cum laude from Harvard College in 2009.


Utility-Expanding Fair Use, 105 Minnesota Law Review 1887 (2021)

Reconceptualizing Compulsory Copyright Licenses, 72 Stanford Law Review 915 (2020)

Garcia v. Google and a ‘Related Rights’ Alternative to Copyright in Acting Performances, 124 Yale Law Journal Forum 80 (2014)

Regulating Sexual Orientation Change Efforts: The California Approach, Its Limitations, and Potential Alternatives, 123 Yale Law Journal 1532 (2014) (student note)

The EU General Data Protection Regulation: Toward a Property Regime for Protecting Data Privacy, 123 Yale Law Journal 513 (2013) (student comment)

Consent-Based Humanitarian Intervention: Giving Sovereign Responsibility Back to the Sovereign, 46 Cornell International Law Journal 499 (2013) (with Oona Hathaway, Julia Brower, Ryan Liss & Tina Thomas)

Courses Taught
  • Big Data
  • Communications Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Digital Platforms
  • Intellectual Property
  • Internet Law
  • Media Law
  • Privacy
  • Property
  • Trademark Law