Faculty Spotlight: Professor Graham J. Reynolds

Graham J. Reynolds teaches and researches in the areas of copyright law, intellectual property law, property law, and intellectual property and human rights.¬†Prior to joining the Allard School of Law in 2013, Graham was an Assistant Professor at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, where he was the Co-Editor in Chief of the Canadian Journal of Law and Technology and a member of Dalhousie University’s Law and Technology Institute. The recipient of an award for excellence in teaching, Graham has completed graduate studies at the University of Oxford, where he studied on a Rhodes Scholarship, and has served as the judicial law clerk to the Honourable Chief Justice Finch of the British Columbia Court of Appeal. Graham is currently completing doctoral studies in law at the University of Oxford. The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation supported his doctoral work, which focuses on the intersection of freedom of expression and copyright in Canada.

Non-law dream job: Member of the National Hockey League’s Winnipeg Jets

¬†Favourite movie: Wes Anderson’s The Royal Tenenbaums (2002)

 Favourite judicial decision (and why): Laugh it Off Promotions CC v. South African Breweries International (Finance) BV t/a Sabmark International and Another (CCT42/04) [2005] ZACC 7 (27 May 2005). This decision by the Constitutional Court of South Africa is one of only a small number of decisions to both robustly engage with the intersection of intellectual property rights and freedom of expression, and to hold that intellectual property rights should be interpreted in a manner consistent with freedom of expression.

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