A.B., Harvard College
J.D., Yale Law School
Jacob Victor teaches property and intellectual property and researches how law impacts innovation, culture, and the deployment of new technologies. His most recent articles, "Reconceptualizing Compulsory Copyright Licenses," 72 Stanford Law Review 915 (2020) and "Utility-Expanding Fair Use," 105 Minnesota Law Review (forthcoming 2021), provide a new account of how the law regulates copyright licensing markets in order to serve the public's interest in accessing creative works. He is currently pursuing research projects related to how copyright, trade secret, and antitrust law can best adapt to the policy challenges of the digital age.
Prior to joining Albany Law School, Professor Victor was an Acting Assistant Professor at New York University Law School and a Fellow at the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law and Policy. Before entering academia, he was an associate in the intellectual property group at Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he litigated copyright, trademark, and trade secret cases and advised clients on legal issues related to entertainment, art, music, technology, and advertising. He also served as a law clerk for Second Circuit Judge Pierre N. Leval, widely considered one of the country's most influential judges on issues related to intellectual property.
Professor Victor graduated from Yale Law School in 2014, where he was an Essays Editor of the Yale Law Journal, a Coker Fellow, a member of the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic, and an OutLaws board member. He received an A.B. in Social Studies magna cum laude from Harvard College in 2009.
Jacob Victor Curriculum Vitae (CV)