Elizabeth Judge

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Elizabeth Judge
Full professor

A.B. (English and American Literature; Political Science) (Hons.)
magna cum laude (Brown)
M.A. (English Literature) (Toronto)
J.D., cum laude, (Harvard)
LL.M. (Dalhousie)
Ph.D. (English Literature)(Dalhousie)
of the bars of Ontario
California and the District of Columbia

Room 366

Office: (613) 562-5800 ext. 3316

Work E-mail: Elizabeth.Judge@uOttawa.ca

Elizabeth Judge

Biography

Dr. Elizabeth F. Judge is the Director of the Doctoral Program in Law and an Associate Professor at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, where she specializes in intellectual property and privacy and is a member of the law and technology group. Her research has focused on the protection of personal information through tort, property and intellectual property law and other property individuals can hold in themselves. She teaches courses on Intellectual Property, Evidence, Privacy, an advanced intellectual property seminar on Property of the Person, and a seminar on Law and Literature. In the graduate program, Professor Judge has taught graduate seminars on the jurisprudence and  policy of law and technologyand served as faculty coordinator for the Master of Laws with concentration in Law and Technology.  She is a founding editor and the Editor-in-Chief and Faculty Advisor for the University of Ottawa Law & Technology Journal, and teaches the Technology Law Internship: University of Ottawa Law & Technology Journal Advanced Legal Research and Editing course in both the LLB andgraduate programs. Dr. Judge is the Project Leader of Open Access Law Canada.Dr. Judge has received SSHRC and Killam awards for research in both English literature and law, and has taught in both law and literature. Prior to joining the Faculty of Law, she practised law in Washington, D.C. specializing in tax and complex insurance litigation. Professor Judge is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and is admitted to the Bars of the State of California, the District of Columbia and the United States Tax Court. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, from Brown University (English and American Literature; Political Science) (Hons.), a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from Harvard Law School, a Master of Arts (English) from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Laws and a Doctor of Philosophy in English Literature from Dalhousie University, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. In 2001-2002, she served as a law clerk to the Honourable Mr. Justice Ian Binnie at the Supreme Court of Canada. She is an Associate Editor of the Canadian Patent Reporter and a member of the Advisory Boards of the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) and the Canadian Privacy Law Review Newsletter. She is the co-author of Intellectual Property: The Law in Canada, with Dr. Daniel Gervais (Carswell) and Le droit de la propriété intellectuelle (Éditions Yvon Blais). Her publications include scholarship in law and literature. Professor Judge’s research interests are in the areas of law and technology, including intellectual property, online privacy, personality rights, the property of personal information, and technology and the courts, as well as evidence, legal history, law and literature, and jurisprudence. Professor Judge is currently engaged in a three-year research project, "18th-Century Fan Fiction and Copyright Law: The Historical Emergence and Legal Protection of Fictional Characters and 18th-Century Cultural Discourse on Authorship and Originality," which is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Fields of Interest

  • Intellectual Property
  • Privacy Law
  • Law and Technology
  • Law and Literature
  • Legal Theory
  • Legal History
  • Evidence
  • Tort Law
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