JSP Student Profile

Tal Niv


Year: Advanced to Candidacy (ABD) - JSP

Email: tal.niv@gmail.com

Website: http://talniv.github.io/


law and technology, analysis of the impact of legal tools on innovation, creativity and socialization

Dissertation Abstract:

I study the comparative efficacy of different intellectual property legal tools. Thus, my primary focus is on copyright, patents, and standardized copyright and patent licenses and their impact on the activity in different creative arenas. My methodology is primarily quantitative and I found my work on socio-economic theory.


UC Berkeley Law School,JSP PhD Student
Hebrew University, Center for the Study of Rationality, Law & Economics Summer School
Tel Aviv University - Law & Economics MA 2004-2009
Tel Aviv University - LLB 2004-2008
Lautman Interdisciplinary Program for Outstanding Students 2002???2006
BSc in Computer Science 2001-2005
Rubin Academy of Music, Harp & Piano major 1996-1997


Berkeley Empirical Legal Studies Scholarship, 2011-2012
Google Policy Fellowship, Summer 2010
Departmental Fellowship, 2010
Selznick Fellowship
Berkeley Law and Economics Fellowship 2009
Departmental Fellowship, UC Berkeley Law School, 2009
International Students Office, Stipend, 2009
Law Faculty scholarship 2007
Merit-based 4-year Lautman Scholarship for Outstanding Students 2003-2006

Employment Experiences:

Patent Law lecturer, Tel Aviv University, present
Introduction to Intellectual Property lecturer, Santa Clara, 2013
Cyber Regulation lecturer, Berkeley Legal Studies
Creative Commons 2010-2011

GitHub, inc. (current)
Hotbar.com, Produce Manager (2003 - 2004)
XMPIE, System Analyst (2002 - 2003)
Nuvisio.com, System Analyst (2000 - 2002)

Academic Experiences:

Law & Society Association 2009, Denver, USA, Presenter, Conscientious Objectors & the Rest of Us
Stanford University, Law & Society Retreat 2009, Presenter, Promoting Talk Back
ILSA Conference 2009, Tel-Aviv University, Presenter, The Sluggish Demand for Secular Ceremonies, Distilling Law's Role
Law & Society Association 2010, Chicago, USA, Presenter, The Sluggish Demand for Secular Rituals, Distilling Law's Role
Public Interest Analysis of the International Intellectual Property, Enforcement Agenda, American University Washington College of Law, June 2010, Presenter, Framing the Opposition to ACTA
Free Culture 2010 Conference, Berlin, presenter, The Contribution of Creative Commons to Welfare
Society for Economic Research on Copyright Issues (SERCI) Congress 2011, Bilbao, Spain
Innovate/Activate, 2012, Berkeley, Heading and Presenting in Panel: The Empirical Battle on IP
Law & Society Association 2012, Presentor, Online Content Regulation and Regulators
Intellectual Property Scholars Conference 2012, Stanford, Presenter

Curriculum Vitae