Neil Netanel is Professor of Law at the University of California at Los Angeles and past Director of the UCLA’s Israel Studies Program. He writes and teaches in the areas of copyright, international intellectual property, and telecommunications. Professor Netanel earned his J.S.D. from Stanford University, J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, and B.A. from Yale University. His book, Copyright’s Paradox, was published by Oxford University Press in March 2008. His book-in-progress, From Maimonides to Microsoft: The Jewish Law of Copyright Since the Birth of Print, which he is co-authoring with David Nimmer, will also be published by Oxford University Press.
Prior to entering law academics, Professor Netanel practiced law in Israel for seven years with the Tel-Aviv firm, Yigal Arnon & Co., where he negotiated the contract with the architects for Israel’s Supreme Court building, represented Israel’s first cable television operator, shepherded numerous joint ventures with Israeli high-tech companies, and served on Israel’s Ministry of Justice Copyright Law Revision Committee. He also worked for a year at Israel’s Environmental Protection Service. Professor Netanel now teaches regularly in Israel. He has taught courses at the law schools of Haifa University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Tel-Aviv University.