Professor Carys Craig, associate dean, Research & Institutional Relations at Osgoode Hall Law School, has been awarded the MacCormick Fellowship with Edinburgh Law School. Edinburgh Law School is highly ranked in the U.K. and Europe, and offers an excellent environment for conducting advanced research.
This prestigious visiting fellowship is named in honour of the late Professor Sir Neil MacCormick (1941-2009), who was one of the 20th century’s most important jurists. MacCormick made vital contributions to a wide variety of key topics, including legal reasoning, the relationship between law and power, liberalism and nationalism, and constitutional theory.
Craig will visit during the 2017-18 academic year to pursue her research project, Relational Copyright: Limits and Rights.
Craig is the academic director of the Osgoode Professional Development LLM Program in Intellectual Property Law, editor-in-chief of the Osgoode Hall Law School SSRN Legal Studies Research Paper Series and a founding member of IP Osgoode, Osgoode’s Intellectual Property Law & Technology Program.
A recipient of multiple teaching awards, including the 2015 President’s University-Wide Teaching Award, Craig teaches juris doctor (JD), graduate and professional courses in the areas of intellectual property, copyright and trademark law, and legal theory. She researches and publishes widely on intellectual property law and policy, with an emphasis on authorship theory, users’ rights and the public interest. She is the author of Copyright, Communication & Culture: Towards a Relational Theory of Copyright Law (2011), and the co-editor of Trade-marks and Unfair Competition Law: Cases and Commentary, 2nd ed. (Toronto: Carswell, 2014), and Copyright: Cases and Commentary on the Canadian and International Law, 2nd ed. (Toronto: Carswell, 2013).
Her award-winning work has been cited with approval by the Supreme Court of Canada.
Craig holds a first-class honours bachelor of laws (LLB Hons) from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, a master of laws (LLM) from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ont., and a doctorate in law (SJD) from the University of Toronto, where she was a graduate fellow of Ontario’s Centre for Innovation Law & Policy.