Elizabeth Judge
Elizabeth Judge
Faculty member
Full Professor, Common Law Section, Faculty of Law Coordinator, Graduate Studies in Law and Technology (English track), Faculty of Law

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Dr. Elizabeth Judge is a Faculty member at the Centre for Law, Technology and Society, and a Full Professor in the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section at the University of Ottawa.

Dr. Elizabeth Judge specializes in intellectual property, law and literature, and privacy. Her research focuses on intellectual property rights and interdisciplinary law and literature scholarship, especially legal and literary ideas of originality and authorship and their historical development from the eighteenth century. She is the co-author of Intellectual Property: The Law in Canada (Carswell) and other publications on intellectual property and on law and literature. Her areas of specialization in English Literature include the long eighteenth century, history of the novel, history of the book, canonicity, law and literature, and literary history. 

Dr. Judge holds an honours Bachelor of Arts from Brown University (English and American Literature; Political Science) a J.D. from Harvard Law School, a Master of Arts (English) from the University of Toronto, and a Master of Laws and a Doctor of Philosophy in English Literature from Dalhousie University, and she has taught in both law and literature. She is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and is admitted to the Bars of the State of California, the District of Columbia, and the United States Tax Court. Prior to joining the Faculty of Law, she practiced law in Washington, D.C., and she served as a law clerk to the Honourable Mr. Justice Ian Binnie at the Supreme Court of Canada. She is an affiliate member of the Institute for Science, Society and Policy, and holds a cross-appointment with the Department of English. She is a member of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and is an active supervisor of graduate students. She is a member of the university’s Graduate Programs Evaluation Committee.