Professor Shlomit Yanisky-Ravid



Fordham University, School of Law, Visiting Professor

Fordham  Law CLIP, the Head of the IP - AI & Blockchain Project

Yale Law School, Information Society Project (ISP), Fellow

ONO Academic Law School, Israel (OAC)

The Shalom Comparative Research Institute, Founder & Academic Director


Dr. Shlomit Yanisky-Ravid is a professor of Intellectual Property (IP) Law, focusing on IP and the challenges of advanced technology, artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, cyberspace, privacy, competition laws as well as comparative and international theoretical aspects of IP regime. Prof. Yanisky-Ravid is a Visiting Professor at Fordham Law (starting 2012), where she teaches the courses “IP and the Challenges of Advanced technology: AI and Blockchain” and previously: "Beyond Intellectual Property: Theoretical, Comparative and International Perspectives". She is the Head of the “IP - AI & Blockchain Research Project" at Fordham Law CLIP working with Prof. Joel Reidenberg. Prof. Yanisky-Ravid is a full time Senior Law Faculty Member at the Ono Law School, which is the largest law school in Israel. She is also a law professor research fellow at the Yale University Law School, ISP, since 2011 when she has done her Post-Doctoral studies at Yale Law School, and where she conducted two seminars: "Law and Society In Israel: Contemporary Issues" and "Advanced Legal Studies for the VR Graduate Program".


She has published articles and books and has won awards and scholarships for her works.  Recently, she has researched the challenges of AI and IP and published many articles in this field, focusing mainly on advanced technology and the legal regime. One of her studies, titled "Generating Rembrandt: Artificial Intelligence, Copyright, and Accountability in the 3A Era—the Human-Like Workers are Already Here—A New Model", was chosen as the 2017 Visionary Article in Intellectual Property Law and in addition won an award, by Mich. S. Univ.  She was recently identified as "the foremost thinker on AI and copyright"  in the American Copyright Society Annual Event by Judge Katherine Forrest. Her article "Equality and Privacy By Design", with Sean Hallisey, addresses big data, that AI systems must "swallow", as the major source of biases, rather than the algorithm, and suggests new model of AI data transparency (TBP,  Fordham U.L.J., special edition on AI and big data). Currently, she is writing a book discussing the interconnections between AI - IP and Blockchain. Previously, her article the Right to Privacy and the Balloon Theory was judged by West (Thomson Reuters) Publisher as one of the best law review articles related to entertainment, publishing and/or the arts published within 2014 in the U.S.  Her work on the book "Intellectual Property at Workplaces: Theoretical and Comparative Perspective" won the Van Calker Fund, awarded to selected scholars and was recalled as a deep academic work on the field. She also won the Minerva Center for Human Rights award as well as the Silbert grant for other research she has done.


She serves as a sought after lecturer at leading universities in the world, such as: Harvard University, Berkman K. Center for Internet & Society, Columbia University, Miami University, NYU Law, Center for Labor and Employment Law American University, in the U.S. as well as at Lausanne University, Switzerland, Urbino University, Italy, Oxford, UK and others. In addition, she actively collaborate, for more than a decade, with international organizations, such as the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva and the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law, Lausanne.


Yanisky-Ravid is the founder and the head of the Shalom Comparative Legal Research Institute, OAC, which is active in Israel, Switzerland and the U.S., hosting a tremendous amount of international conferences, courses, seminars, visiting professors, students delegations, promoting comparative research and creating academic relationships with leading institutes for almost ten years.

She is a member of many boards and forums around the world in her fields of expertise. Last year she launched the AI-IP project as part of the Fordham Law CLIP researching the challenges of advanced technology, mainly artificial intelligence and blockchain on Intellectual property regime. She holds BA in Life Science and B. A. Psychology, both in Bar Ilan Univ., Israel (both cum laude); LLB Law, TLV Univ., Israel (cum laude and 3 times dean award); PhD Law, Hebrew U., Direct Program for Outstanding Students; Post Doc. at Graduate Program, Law, Yale Law School, USA.


Courses: Summer School Law and Technology, London






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