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Bhamati Viswanathan
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Areas of Expertise
  • Cultural Property and Appropriation
  • Law of Innovation and Creativity
  • Copyright Law
  • Intellectual Property

Bhamati Viswanathan

Assistant Professor of Law


LLM/SJD, University of Pennsylvania Law School
JD, University of Michigan Law School
BA, Williams College

Professional Background

Professor Bhamati Viswanathan has several years of teaching experience at diverse schools, including Williams College, University of Pennsylvania Law School, and most recently, Emerson College and Roger Williams University Law School.

Prior to teaching, Professor Viswanathan practiced corporate and securities law in New York and Massachusetts. She then worked at a technology startup, where she served as counsel on corporate and intellectual property matters. Professor Viswanathan is trustee and chair of the New England Section of the Copyright Society of the U.S. She is co-chair of the Emerging Technologies Committee of the American Bar Association IP Law Section. She is also a faculty advisor on the Academic Board of the Copyright Alliance.

Professor Viswanathan continues to speak, write, and advise actively on IP issues, particularly with respect to creative industries and entrepreneurship.