Lancashire Law School
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Subject Areas: Law
Justine Mitchell holds a degree in law from UCLan, a masters in law from the University of Oxford, a professional diploma for the BPTC from City Law School and is currently undertaking a PhD in copyright law. She writes about law relating to intellectual property, EU, comparative and the media. She particularly focuses on copyright, defamation, breach of confidence/privacy and the WTO. Justine has varied teaching experience at foundation, undergraduate, GDL and LPC levels, and supervises projects and dissertations.
After a long-standing career in business, Justine came to the University of Central Lancashire to read for a degree in law. After graduation, she read for the Bachelor of Civil Law at the University of Oxford (Lady Margaret Hall). She returned to UCLan to embark upon her teaching career and commence her PhD, entitled, ‘The Long Trip from Berne to Beyond: a case for EU copyright harmonisation in the post-Lisbon era’. She is under the supervision of Susan Fletcher (Director of Studies), Dr Mohammed el-said (second supervisor) and Glen Woodroffe (second second supervisor). During her PhD, she also completed her professional diploma for the Bar Professional Training Course at City Law School as a Duke and Duchess of Cambridge scholar, awarded from Middle Temple. She will be called to the Bar, as a barrister in law, in July 2017.
Justine has a variety of teaching experience including: land, intellectual property, media, lawyers’ skills, legal systems, public law, interviewing skills, wills & probate, civil litigation, drafting and commercial dispute resolution. She also runs the mediation clinic, under the supervision of Emma Mcandry, at UCLan’s Centre for Mediation. Justine is undertaking the Civil and Commercial Training Course, during 2017, to become an accredited mediator.
Stemming from a business background, Justine’s research largely relates to property rights (copyright, trade marks, patents, trade secrets, passing off, those appurtenant to land law) and UK-EU/ UK-WTO trading relations. She is available for supervision in these core areas, and provides advice on mini-pupillages, BPTC applications and Bar Scholarship applications for aspiring barristers.
She is currently learning Modern Standard Arabic (beginner’s) and trying to improve her French.
Court of Appeal found no love for Topshop tank: the image right that dare not speak its name | ISSN 0142-0461
Censorship in cyberspace: closing the net on "revenge porn" | ISSN 0959-3799
The Problems of Parliamentary Supremacy in the UK since joining the European Union
The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, the Society for Legal Scholars, Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Intellectual property, media, WTO, EU law, legal theory
Current PhD: copyright law;
Currently writing an article relating to ‘parasitic porn’ and defamation - making better use of UK defamation law to protect personal autonomy.
Teaching: intellectual property law, media law, land law, drafting, wills & probate, lawyers’ skills, commercial dispute resolution.
Supervision: LLM dissertations, undergraduate dissertations and projects.