LLM Intellectual Property Law


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

Dr Smita Kheria
Programme Director 2017/18
(on research leave in 2018/19 academic year)

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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Ms Jane Cornwell, Lecturer in IP Law
Programme Director 2018/19

Jane Cornwell joined the Law School as a lecturer in intellectual property law in October 2010. After graduating from the University of Cambridge, she qualified and practised as a solicitor in the intellectual property team at Linklaters LLP in London. Thereafter she spent several years practising at McGrigors LLP in Scotland, latterly as Director in the Edinburgh litigation team specialising in contentious intellectual property. Jane's expertise covers a wide range of IP rights, including trade marks, designs, patents and breach of confidence. Her present teaching and research interests focus on trademarks, designs and remedies for infringement, with a particular interest in the effect of European harmonisation within these areas. Jane is also a member ofCREATe (Centre for Creativity, Regulation, Enterprise & Technology),leading a work package on copyright and civil enforcement.

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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.