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Shani Shisha
S.J.D. Candidate
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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
  • Licensing Law and Extralegal Copyright Norms with Professor Rebecca Tushnet, Harvard Law School
  • Consumer Protection Law and Behavioral Market Failures with Professor Oren Bar-Gill, Harvard Law School

Additional Research Interests

  • Patents
  • Trademark
  • 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, Law & Technology Writing Workshop, Harvard Law School, 2020–Present
  • Fellow, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, 2020–2021
  • Graduate Forum Coordinator, Harvard Law School, 2018–2020
  • LL.M. Advisor, Graduate Program Fellow, Harvard Law School, 2017–2018
  • Student Fellow, Harvard Project on the Foundations of Private Law, 2017–2018
  • Teaching Fellow, CopyrightX, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, 2017
  • Summer Academic Fellow, Harvard Law School, 2017

Representative Publications

  • The Folklore of Copyright Procedure, 36 Harvard Journal of Law & Technology (forthcoming 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: June 15, 2022