Boston University School of Law

Lior Zemer

Education

Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, Canada
Ph.D. in Law, 2002-2005
Thesis: "The Idea of Public Authorship in Copyright"

St. Peter's College, University of Oxford, Oxford, England
M.ST., with distinction, 1999-2000
Dissertation: "A Communitarian Approach to Copyright"

Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
LL.M., magna cum laude, 1998-1999

Faculty of Law, University of Sheffield, England
LL.B., with honors, 1994-1997

Academic Experience

Radzyner School of Law, Interdisciplinary Centre, Herzliya, Israel
Lecturer in Law (2006-present)
Courses: Legal Theory; International Intellectual Property

European & International Research Unit, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
Research Associate (2006-present)

Boston University School of Law, Boston
Visiting Assistant Professor (2005-2006)
Courses: International Intellectual Property

Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto
Visiting Assistant Professor (2006)
Courses: Institutions of the European Union

Birmingham University School of Law, Birmingham, England
Visiting Lecturer (2006)
Courses: Aspects of Intellectual Property

Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
Visiting Lecturer (2005)
Courses: European Law

Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto
Visiting Assistant Professor (2004-2005)
Courses: Institutions of the European Union

Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto
Adjuct Professor (2003-2004)
Courses: Institutions of the European Union

Department of Law, University of Leicester
Lecturer in Law (2003-2006)
Since 2003, teaching the following courses: At the LL.M: European Copyright Law; International and Comparative Patent and Trade Mark Law; Intellectual Property and International Trade; Theories of Rights. At the LL.B program: European Law; Property Law.

Academic responsibilities include supervision of Ph.D students (4) in the areas of international and European intellectual property; LL.M dissertations (12); admission tutor for the graduate program; and member of the faculty research committee.

Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto
Adjuct Professor (2002-2003)
Courses: Institutions of the European Union

The Israeli Centre for Academic Studies, Kiriyat Ono, (affiliated with the University of Manchester, UK)
Lecturer (2002)
Courses: Public International Law

St. Peter's College, University of Oxford
(1999-2000)
Chair of the Graduate Students Reading Group for Intellectual Property
Co-chair of the Private Law Group.

Professional Legal Experience

Court of Justice of the European Communities, Luxembourg
Assistant lawyer in the Court of Justice of the European Communities (ECJ) in Luxembourg, in the Chamber of M. le juge S. Von Bahr (Sweden). (2001)

Court of First Instance of the European Communities, Luxembourg
Assistant lawyer in the Court of First Instance of the European Communities (CFI), in the Chamber of M. le juge J.D. Cooke (Ireland). (2001)

Ministry of Justice, Jerusalem, Israel
Articled clerk to Mrs. Tana Spanic, Deputy Attorney General, Civil Law Department. In the course of my work I was a research for the Codification Committee. (1998-1999)

Publications & Works in Progress

"Authorial Personalities. Limited Edition" Boston Universtiy Law Review (forthcoming 2011)

"The Fall of the Last Imperial Copyright Dominion" DePaul Law Review (forthcoming 2011)

"The Politics of Judicial Eurolateralism" Columbia Journal of European Law (with S Pardo) (forthcoming, 2011)

"The Emancipation of Fair Use in Israel" in Bentley, NG and D'Agostino (eds.), The Common Law of Intellectual Property 281(Oxford: Hart, 2010)

Review of "New Direction in Copyright Law" (F. Macmillan (Edward Elgar, 2007)) 30(5) European Intellectual Property Review 209 (2008)

The Idea of Authorship in Copyright (London: Ashgate, 2007)

“Is Intention to Co-author an Uncertain Realm of Policy?” 30(4) Columbia Journal of Law & Arts 611 (2007)

“Thoughts on Judicial Activism: The Case of the European Court of Justice” 7 Law & Business 203 (2007) (with S Pardo, in Hebrew)

“What Copyright Is: Time to Remember the Basics” 4 BuffaloIntellectual Property Law Journal 54 (2007)

“The Copyright Moment” 43 San Diego Law Review 247 (2006)

“The Making of a New Copyright Lockean” 29(3) Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy 891 (2006)

“On the Value of Copyright Theory” 1 Intellectual Property Quarterly 55 (2006)

“We-Intention and the Limits of Copyright” 24(1) Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal 99 (2006)

“The Conceptual Game in Copyright” 28(3) Hastings Communications and Entertainment Law Journal 409 (2006)

“Contribution and Collaboration in Joint Authorship: Too Many Misconceptions” 1(4) Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice 283 (2006)

“Justice & Foreign Affairs: Taking the European Neighbourhood Partner States to the European Court of Justice” (with S Pardo) 14(1) Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law 1 (2006)

“Rethinking Copyright Alternatives” 14(1) International Journal of Law and Information Technology 137 (2006)

“Towards a Conception of Authorial Knowledge in Copyright” 3(2) BuffaloIntellectual Property Law Journal 83 (2006)

Review of TC Hartley, European Union Law in a Global Context (CUP 2004) 11(1) European Foreign Affairs Review 135 (2006)

“Conflict of Interests and Parliamentary Order” 3 Justice Scales 363-432 (2005) (in Hebrew)

“The Politics of Euro-Justice: Wider Europe Policy, the ECJ, and the Rationale of Locus Standi” in F Astengo and N Neuwahl (ed.) A Constitution for Europe: Governance and Policy-Making in the European Union (University of Montreal Press, Montreal 2004) Vol. II 361

Review of L Underkuffler, The Idea of Property (Clarendon Law Series 2003) 18(4) Trust Law International 229 (2004)

“The Qualified Zones in Transition: Navigating the Dynamics of the Euro-Israel Customs Dispute” (with S Pardo) 8(1) European Foreign Affairs Review 51 (2003)

Recent Conferences and Invited Lectures

“Rethinking Lockean Copyright” Hebrew University Intellectual Property Speakers' Series, February 2007

“A Riposte to Copyright Lockeans” Queens Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute, University of London, Intellectual Property Speaker Series, February 2006

“Taking the Enlarged European Neighbourhood Partner States to the European Court of Justice” Reflecting on a Wider Europe and Beyond: Norms, Rights and Interests, Central and East European International Studies Association (CEEISA) 4th Convention, University of Tartu, Estonia, June 2006 (with S. Pardo)

“Towards a New Euro-Mediterranean Neighbourhood Space”, UACES 35th Annual Conferene and 10 Research Conference, The European Union: Past and Future Enlargements, Zagreb, September 2005 (with S. Pardo)

“Re-Inventing Copyright Lockeans” Boston University, School of Law, Intellectual Property Speaker Series, October 2005

“Taking the ENP to the ECJ: Towards a Neo-Van Gend” European Union Studies Association of the USA (EUSA), Austin, Texas, April 2005

“The Making of Lockean Copyright”, Works-In-Progress Intellectual Property Colloquium, Boston University, September 2004

“The Politics of Euro-Justice: Wider Europe Policy, the ECJ, and the Rationale of Locus Standi”, A Constitution for Europe, Biennial Conference of the European Community Studies Association of Canada, Montreal, June 2004