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Shani Shisha

Shani Shisha
S.J.D. 2024
sshisha at


History, Custom, and Procedure: Essays on Copyright Policy

Fields of Research and Supervisors

  • Copyright Law and Theory with Professor William W. Fisher, Harvard Law School, Principal Faculty Supervisor
  • Extralegal Copyright Norms and Licensing Law with Professor Rebecca Tushnet, Harvard Law School
  • Consumer Law and Behavioral Market Failures with Professor Oren Bar-Gill, Harvard Law School

Additional Research Interests

  • Trademark
  • Patents
  • Contracts
  • Property
  • Privacy Law
  • Theories of Private Law


  • Harvard Law School, S.J.D. Candidate 2017-Present
  • Harvard Law School, LL.M., 2017
  • Tel Aviv University, Israel, LL.B., magna cum laude, 2014

Academic Appointments and Fellowships

  • Teaching Fellow, Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis, Harvard Law School, 2023–present
  • Teaching Fellow, IP & Technology Writing Workshop, Harvard Law School, 2020–23
  • Fellow, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, 2020–21
  • Graduate Forum Coordinator, Harvard Law School, 2018–20
  • LL.M. Advisor, Graduate Program Fellow, Harvard Law School, 2017–18
  • Student Fellow, Harvard Project on the Foundations of Private Law, 2017–18
  • Teaching Fellow, CopyrightX, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, 2017
  • Summer Academic Fellow, Harvard Law School, 2017, 2019, 2020

Representative Publications

  • Commercializing Copyright, 65 Boston College Law Review __ (forthcoming 2024) (job talk paper)
  • Infringement Episodes, 96 Southern California Law Review  __ (forthcoming 2024)
  • The Folklore of Copyright Procedure, 36 Harvard Journal of Law & Technology 61 (2023) (Irving Oberman Memorial Prize in Intellectual Property, Harvard Law School)
  • The Copyright Wasteland, 47 BYU Law Review 1721 (2022) (Writing Prize, Project on the Foundations of Private Law, Harvard Law School)
  • Fairness, Copyright, and Video Games: Hate the Game, Not the Player, 31 Fordham Intellectual Property, Media & Entertainment Law Journal 694 (2021)
  • Aeyal Gross & Shani Shisha, Bodas de Sangre: Reflections on Family, Privacy, and the Right to Demonstrate, 39 The Law: Human Rights 4 (2015) (Hebrew)

Additional Information

Languages: English, Hebrew

Last Updated: August 21, 2023