On Friday July 15th, HLS Professor Jeannie Suk ’02 testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition and the Internet regarding the Innovative Design Protection and Piracy Prevention Act (IDPPPA). The IDPPA seeks to protect fashion designers from direct knock-offs of their designs.

A PDF of Suk’s testimony is available on the House Judiciary Committee website.

Suk—whose research interests include criminal law and procedure, family law, art law, and entertainment law—has published several articles on the topic of copyright law in the fashion industry. Her articles, co-written with Columbia Law Professor C. Scott Hemphill, have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Slate, and the Stanford Law Review.

Suk is author of two books, “Postcolonial Paradoxes in French Caribbean Writing” (Oxford University Press 2001) and “At Home in the Law: How the Domestic Violence Revolution is Transforming Privacy” (Yale University Press 2009). In 2010, “At Home in the Law” was awarded the Herbert Jacob Prize by the Law and Society Association.