Program Director, Program on Intellectual Property & Technology Law
Office: 3353 Biolchini Hall of Law
Felicia Caponigri joined the law school in 2019 after pursuing a Ph.D. in Cultural Heritage at IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy. Caponigri received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Notre Dame Law School in 2015 and her B.A., cum laude, in Art History from Notre Dame in 2012. An Art Law scholar, Caponigri’s research and work exists at the intersection of real property and intellectual property. Her recent work has explored, through a comparative law methodology, how fashion design objects present links between Italian cultural property law and U.S. copyright law. A member of the Indiana bar, Caponigri previously worked as Of Counsel for an Italian lifestyle company in South Bend, Indiana.
Caponigri’s work has been published in AEDON, The Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law, The Notre Dame Journal of International and Comparative Law and the Rivista Trimestrale di Diritto Pubblico. She has guest lectured at the Newberry Library in Chicago, at Brooklyn Law School and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and at the Università degli Studi della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli” and the Università degli Studi di Firenze in Italy. She has spoken at conferences in the United States, Ireland, Denmark, Hong Kong, Chile and Italy.