Jennifer was educated in the United States at Sarah Lawrence College where she earned a BA and at Boston College where she was awarded her PhD in history. She also gained an MSc from the London School of Economics in International Relations.
She was a Research Fellow at Girton College and held a Research Fellowship from the Social Science Research Council, New York. After legal training, she practiced for a number of years as a solicitor in the field of intellectual property, specialising in litigation.
In 1995, she left practice to become the Director of Studies in Law at Wolfson. She remained the Director of Studies for undergraduates until 2011 when she took on the post of Director of Studies for the Law Masters students. Between 2000 and 2011 she was a lecturer in Intellectual Property Law at the Faculty of Law, Cambridge, as a Newton Trust Lecturer and then as the Herchel Smith College Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law. She has regularly lectured at the Commercial Law School at Queen Mary’s London and at the School of Law at the University of Warsaw. Jennifer is a member of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law at the Cambridge Law Faculty and is a member of its Management Board. During her time at Wolfson, Jennifer was a Graduate Tutor and continued in this role until she became an Emeritus Fellow.
She is now the Chair of the Humanities Society at Wolfson College, which arranges talks relating to the Humanities throughout the academic year.