Assistant Professor of Law

Contact

  • Office: 120 Tremont St.,
  • Suite: 210-A
  • Phone: 617-305-1684
  • Fax: 617-305-3081
  • Email: rcurtin@suffolk.edu

Degrees

  • A.B., Princeton University
  • J.D., University of Virginia
  • Ph.D., Harvard University

Bar Admittance

  • MA

    Teaching

  • Property
  • Copyright

Biography

Professor Curtin is a graduate of Princeton University, where she received her A.B. in English, summa cum laude, and of the University of Virginia School of Law, where she served on the editorial board of the Virginia Law Review. Prior to attending law school, she completed her Ph.D. in English and American Literature and Language at Harvard University, and held teaching positions at Harvard University and Brandeis University.

Before joining the faculty at Suffolk Law, Professor Curtin worked as an associate in the IP Transactional practice group at Ropes & Gray LLP, where her practice focused on licensing, collaboration and other commercial agreements involving intellectual property. Professor Curtin teaches courses in Property and Copyright. Her research interests currently include the evolution of intellectual property regimes under the influence of new technologies and licensing transactions.

Publications

Books

REFORMATIONS: THREE MDIEVAL AUTHORS IN MANUSCRIPT AND MOVABLE TYPE (Brepols, 2007)

Book Chapters

Anti-Miscegenation Laws, in OXFORD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN POLITICAL AND LEGAL HISTORY (Oxford Univ. Press, 2012)

Articles

SLAPPing Patent Trolls: What Patent Litigation Reform Can Learn from the Anti-SLAPP Movement, STAN. TECH. L. REV. (forthcoming 2014)

Hackers and Humanists: Transactions and the Evolution of Copyright, 54 IDEA 103 (2013)

The 'Capricious Privilege': Rethinking the Origins of Copyright Under the Tudor Regime, 59 J. COPYRIGHT SOC'Y U.S.A. 391 (2012) [peer-reviewed]

Note, Deciding on Doctrine: Anti-miscegenation Statutes and the Development of Equal Protection Analysis, 95 VA. L. REV. 627 (2009)

Early Editing of Margery Kempe in Manuscript and Print, 9 J. EARLY BOOK SOC'Y FOR STUDY MANUSCRIPTS & PRINTING HIST. 75 (2006)

The 'Capricious Privilege': Rethinking the Origins of Copyright under the Tudor Regime, 59 J. COPYRIGHT SOC'Y U.S.A. 391 (2012)

Piers Plowman and Tudor Regulation of the Press, 20 Y.B. LANGLAND STUD. 93 (2006)