Sophia Law, a law school that recently announced its resignation, has filed a $4.5 million lawsuit against a graduate student, alleging the graduate violated copyright law.
In the lawsuit, Sophia Law’s dean of undergraduate students, James J. Jones, argues that graduate student Sophia L. Jones violated the copyright laws by creating the “Dirty Dancing” and “Hands Off My Wife” songs in her dissertation.
Sophia Law has filed the lawsuit against L.J. Jones in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
It seeks damages for infringement of copyright and infliction of emotional distress and mental anguish.
Soprano Sarah Baker, a professor of law at the University of Notre Dame, also filed a similar lawsuit against Jones in October.
Sofia Law did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Sophy Jones is a founding member of the band The Dirty Dancing, who formed in 2013 after releasing their self-titled debut album on iTunes.
In February, Jones released a solo album titled “Dirt and Roses” on the streaming service, which was later certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.
She has also released a number of albums on the indie label Sub Pop.