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Deepa Varadarajan

Visiting Associate Professor of Law

B.A., University of Texas at Austin
J.D., Yale Law School


Intellectual Property Law
Property Law


Deepa Varadarajan is visiting Georgia State University College of Law from St. John’s University School of Law, where she is an associate professor. Her scholarship explores intellectual property’s effect on innovation, the relevance of traditional property law and theory to intellectual property law, and intellectual property law’s impact on traditional cultures. Her recent article, Improvement Doctrines, was selected for the 2013 Harvard/Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum. Her work has appeared or will soon appear in the Fordham Law Review, the George Mason Law Review, and the Yale Journal of International Law. She teaches intellectual property and property law courses.

Before joining St. John’s, Professor Varadarajan was a fellow at Stanford Law School, where she taught federal pretrial litigation and legal research and writing. She received her J.D. from Yale Law School in 2003. While at Yale, she was an editor of the Yale Law Journal and co-editor of the Yale Human Rights & Development Law Journal. She clerked for the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Honorable Charles P. Sifton of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Professor Varadarajan was a litigation associate at Covington & Burling LLP, where her practice covered a variety of commercial disputes, including intellectual property, antitrust, and disputes over the ownership of artwork.

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