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Justine Mitchell

Lecturer in Law
School of Justice

Justine Mitchell holds the following degrees: | LLB Law (first class) from UCLan | BCL Masters in Law (Pass) from the University of Oxford | BPTC (very competent), the professional diploma for the Bar Professional Training Course from City Law School | Sep 2020 submission for a PhD in copyright law (from UCLan). || Justine 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. She supervises projects, dissertations and is the second supervisor on a current PhD.

Justine is the Year 2 Course Leader for Law and is the current Module Leader for Legal Method and Land Law (Year 2).

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 Brexit: should copyright law be harmonised across the European Union?’. 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. Justine has a variety of teaching experience including: land, property law and practice, intellectual property, media, lawyers’ skills, legal systems, public law, interviewing skills, wills & probate, civil litigation, drafting and commercial dispute resolution. Justine is also a CMC accredited Civil and Commercial Mediator and offers mediation training to internal and external delegates as part of a team. Stemming from a business background, Justine’s research largely relates to property rights (copyright, trade marks, patents, trade secrets, passing off) 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.