Lex Ferenda

Daithí Mac Síthigh / Professor of law and innovation / Queen's University Belfast


I teach IT law, media law, and public law.

In my current post at QUB, I convened the two first year public law modules, and the third year optional module in intellectual property law. I also contributed to the postgraduate module ‘Copyright in the Digital Environment’ (convened by our Professor of Copyright Law, Ronan Deazley) and the Tort module for JD students (convened by Dr. David Capper). I am on research leave in semester 1 of 18/19, and will return in January 2019 to teach a new third year optional module in Media and Information Law, and continue to teach on IP law (third year) and copyright (postgraduate).

At Newcastle, I was on the first year public law team (LAW1120), co-taught a final year option in Media Law (LAW3044), and taught a postgraduate option in The Law Of E-Commerce (LAW8564). I also taught Legal Research Skills and Methods to our postgraduate (LLM) students from 2014-16.

At Edinburgh, I set up and taught Communications, networks and the law (LLM) and Entertainment Law (LLB, Honours option). I also taught e-commerce, international IP, public law, and European and international human rights law, through a mixture of on-campus and distance learning forms.

At UEA, my teaching included a new module on Internet law (offered for the first time in 2010), media, entertainment, and sports law, and public law (all three at undergraduate level), and a number of postgraduate courses,  including Internet Law and Governance, and Commercial Aspects of Media Law. I was also one of the team for Media and Society from 2008-2012, jointly delivered by the schools of Law, International Development, Economics, Political, Social & International Studies (PSI) and Film & TV Studies; I taught classes on media regulation, copyright, pluralism, audiences and new media as part of this module.

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