Full Professor; Canada Res. Chair in Inf. Law

B.A. (Conc.)
LL.B./B.C.L. (McGill)
LL.M. (Mich.)
S.J.D. (Mich.) Member, Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society

Room: 57, Louis-Pasteur st., room 387
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 3872
Work E-mail: Teresa.Scassa@uOttawa.ca

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Teresa Scassa is the Canada Research Chair in Information Law at the University of Ottawa, where she is also a professor at the Faculty of Law. She holds undergraduate law degrees in civil and common law from McGill University, as well as a Masters and a Doctorate in law from the University of Michigan. She is a founder and former editor of the Canadian Journal of Law and Technology, author of the book Canadian Trademark Law (LexisNexis 2010) and co-author of Electronic Commerce and Internet law in Canada (CCH Canadian Ltd. 2012). She is a member of the External Advisory Committee of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, and of the Canadian Government Advisory Committee on Open Government. She has written widely in the areas of intellectual property law, law and technology and privacy. She currently teaches Introduction à la propriété intellectuelle et industrielle and Property Law (National Programme).

Dr. Scassa's current research projects include grant-funded work on digital cartography and the law, government-citizen interaction in the geoweb, open government and open data, and trademarks and the freedom of expression.

For more information, please visit her blog at: http://www.teresascassa.ca.

Fields of Interest

  • Intellectual property law
  • Privacy law
  • Law and technology
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