LLM Intellectual Property Law


Staff teaching on the core courses of the LLM in Intellectual Property Law for 2017/18 are experts in their field and are actively involved in cutting-edge research in the field.

Dr Smita Kheria
Programme Director 2017/18

Smita is a Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law. She combines legal expertise in copyright and related rights with socio-legal research on intellectual property law in the real world. She is also a co-author of the textbook Contemporary Intellectual Property: Law and Policy (3rd and 4th edns, Oxford University Press). Smita is co-director (IP) of SCRIPT Centre at Edinburgh Law School and is also a member of CREATe (Centre for Creativity, Regulation, Enterprise & Technology), the RCUK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy. She has been involved in several research projects that have examined how copyright intersects with the everyday lives and creative practices of digital artists, online creative communities, arts and humanities researchers, and professional creators and performers. Her research interests  are in substantive law on copyright and related rights, in using empirical research to address questions pertaining to copyright law and policy, and, in exploring connections between Intellectual Property law and new forms of property and culture through the lens of creators and users.

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Dr Emmanuel Oke, Lecturer in International IP Law

Emmanuel is a Lecturer in International Intellectual Property Law.  His teaching and research focuses on international and comparative aspects of intellectual property law, and an examination of the relationship between intellectual property and human rights. He is also interested in analysing intellectual property rights in the context of business and human rights.

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Mr Gerard Porter

Gerard is a lecturer in medical law and ethics in the School of Law. His research interests include medical law, patent law and the regulation of the life sciences. He speaks Japanese and also conducts comparative research in Japanese law within these subject areas. He has held visiting fellowships at the Centre for Studies in Ethics and Rights (Mumbai, India), the Centre for Biomedical Ethics, National University of Singapore and with the Program on Science, Technology and Society at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

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The staff teaching on this programme are subject to change for 2018/19 and will depend on the core courses offered. The full staff list for 2018/19 will be confirmed shortly.