Christopher J. Buccafusco

In addition to being the associate dean for faculty development, Christopher J. Buccafusco is a professor of law and director of the Intellectual Property & Information Law Program.

Professor Buccafusco's research covers a wide range of topics and methods related to creativity, innovation, and intellectual property law. He uses novel social science experiments to explore the nature of innovation markets, and he writes about evolving issues in copyright, patent, and trademark law, including music copyright litigation, pharmaceutical patents, and protection for industrial design. Professor Buccafusco co-hosts an annual workshop on empirical methods in intellectual property law with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and Northwestern University Law School.

Professor Buccafusco is also a co-author of Happiness and the Law and a series of articles that apply recent social science research on well-being to legal issues, including criminal, administrative, tort, and intellectual property laws.

Professor Buccafusco has been widely quoted in media, including in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Rolling Stone magazine. His article on the economics of airplane seat reclining for has been covered by dozens of media outlets around the world.

Prior to coming to Cardozo, Professor Buccafusco taught at Chicago-Kent College of Law. He won the SBA teaching award in his first year on the faculty, and he later won the university-wide teaching award. At Chicago-Kent, Professor Buccafusco co-founded the Center for Empirical Study of Intellectual Property.