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About Jason Mazzone

Professor Mazzone specializes in constitutional law and history and in intellectual property law.
Professor Mazzone's scholarship in constitutional law involves a close look at how constitutional provisions have operated in particular historical circumstances in order to generate lessons about constitutional interpretation and institutional design. He is involved in an ongoing project on the role state courts played historically in interpreting the federal Constitution. Professor Mazzone's publications include "When the Supreme Court is Not Supreme," forthcoming in the Northwestern University Law Review; "The Bill of Rights in the Early State Courts," in the Minnesota Law Review; and "The Security Constitution" in the UCLA Law Review. He is also writing a book, based on his dissertation, on how societies create the cultural conditions necessary for the success of written constitutions. Professor Mazzone is a frequent speaker at public events, conferences, and government hearings, and he writes often in the popular press on constitutional law issues.
In intellectual property law, Professor Mazzone's particular interest is in the problem of overreaching: uses of intellectual property law to assert rights beyond those the law actually confers. His article on this problem, "Copyfraud," was published in the NYU Law Review. Professor Mazzone’s book, Copyfraud and Other Abuses of Intellectual Property, will be published in 2010 by Stanford University Press.
Before entering academia, Professor Mazzone was a law clerk to Judge Robert Sack of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and to Judge John Koeltl of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.


Present Associate Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School



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250 Joralemon Street
Room 703
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 780-7514


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