Copyright, Law and the Technologies of Life, Information Privacy Law, Property, Intellectual
Property, Patent Law, Health Privacy Law, Law and Genetics
Gaia Bernstein is the Technology, Privacy and Policy Professor of Law, Co-Director
of the Institute for Privacy Protection, and Co-Director of the Gibbons Institute of Law Science and Technology. Professor Bernstein specializes in law and technology, information privacy, health
privacy, intellectual property, law and genetics, and reproductive technologies. Her
scholarship examines users' interactions with new technologies across diverse legal
fields. Her book: Unwired: Gaining Control Over Addictive Technologies was published in 2023 by Cambridge University Press. Professor Bernstein is the founding
director of the Institute for Privacy Protection. She created and spearheaded the
Institute’s nationally recognized Outreach Program, which educated parents and students
about technology overuse and privacy.
Professor Bernstein's scholarship has been published in leading law reviews including
the Vanderbilt Law Review, the Boston College Law Review, the Boston University Law
Review, the Washington Law Review and the U.C. Davis Law Review. Her work has been
selected to the Stanford-Yale Junior Faculty Forum and received extensive media coverage.
Professor Bernstein was the Chair of the Section on Privacy and Defamation and a member
of the Executive Board of the Section on Intellectual Property of the American Association
of Law Schools.
Professor Bernstein has joined the Seton Hall faculty in 2004. Prior to joining the
Seton Hall faculty, Professor Bernstein was a fellow at the Engelberg Center of Innovation
Law & Policy and at the Information Law Institute at the New York University School
of Law. Her degrees include: a J.S.D. from the New York University School of Law,
an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, a J.D. (Intellectual Property concentration with
Honors) from the Boston University School of Law, and a B.A. in Psychology and Political
Science (magna cum laude) from Tel Aviv University. Professor Bernstein practiced
law at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York and at S. Horowitz & Co.