HIPAA Privacy and Security, Information Privacy Law, Patent Law, Property, Intellectual Property, Birth, Death and the Law, Law and Genetics
Gaia Bernstein is the Michael J. Zimmer Professor of Law, 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. She is currently working on a book titled "The Over-Users: Happiness, Technology Addiction and the Power of Awareness." Professor Bernstein has developed the Institute for Privacy Protection Student-Parent Outreach Program, which operates in schools in New Jersey and New York. As part of the Institute’s Outreach Program, Professor Bernstein offers lectures to parents about kids’ over-use of their smartphones and screens and the potential impact of their online actions on their future reputations.
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. in Israel.