Thursday, Apr. 7, 2011 12:00 am

Grinnell, IA -  

Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Jane Ginsburg will deliver a Scholars’ Convocation lecture on “The Author’s Place in the Future of Copyright,” Thurs., Apr. 21 at 11 a.m. in Herrick Chapel on the Grinnell College campus.

A recognized copyright expert, Ginsburg is the Morton L. Janklow Professor of Literary and Artistic Property Law at Columbia University, where she also directs the university’s Kernochan Center for Law, Media, and the Arts. She has co-authored and edited established texts on international copyright, trademarks and brands, intellectual property, and copyright and piracy. Her legal background extends from family lineage as the daughter of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the late Martin Ginsburg, international tax expert, both of whom also served as members of the Columbia law faculty.

The Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program makes available distinguished scholars to the 100 colleges and universities with chapters of the honorary society to contribute to the intellectual life and idea exchange among the lecturers, students, faculty, and staff.

Newly elected members of Grinnell's Phi Beta Kappa chapter, Beta of Iowa, will be recognized at the lecture, as well as the winner of the annual Joseph F. Wall Scholar's Award competition.

Ginsburg’s lecture, which is free and open to the public, is part of the college’s ongoing Scholars’ Convocation series. Herrick Chapel is located at 1128 Park St. Grinnell welcomes the participation of people with disabilities. If accommodations are needed, please call 641-269-3235 as soon as possible to make a request.