Biography

Emily is a lecturer in information technology, intellectual property and media law at UEA Law School.  She has a BA in Communication from Linfield College, and LLB (Distinction) from the University of Saskatchewan, and an LLM (Distinction) in Information Technology and Communications Law from the London School of Economics.  Emily completed her doctorate at the London School of Economics on 'Information Gatekeepers, Human Rights and Corporate Social Responsibilities'.  Her doctoral research was supported by the Modern Law Review and Olive Stone Memorial scholarships.  Before undertaking postgraduate studies, she practised for several years in Canada as a litigator, with particular experience in complex corporate and constitutional matters.

She has advised on legal issues related to her speciality, including to the European Commission, NGOs and practitioners.  She has been an invited speaker at institutions across the United Kingdom, including Oxford University, the University of Edinburgh and University College London.

Emily writes a blog on the regulation of new technologies and human rights at http://www.laidlaw.eu/. She can also be followed on Twitter at http://twitter.com/EmilyLaidlaw.


 

All Publications

Laidlaw, E.

(2012)

The responsibilities of free speech regulators: An analysis of the internet watch foundation,

in International Journal of Law and Information Technology

20

(4)

pp. 312-345

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Laidlaw, E.

(2010)

A Framework for Identifying Internet Information Gatekeepers,

in International Review of Law, Computers & Technology

24

(3)

pp. 263-276

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Laidlaw, E.

(2008)

Private Power, Public Interest: An Examination of Search Engine Accountability,

in International Journal of Law and Information Technology

17

(1)

pp. 113-145

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Key Research Interests

Emily's research interests are in the areas of technology regulation, intermediary liability, human rights, copyright, information governance and corporate social responsibility. 

Teaching Interests

Emily currently teaches LLB and LLM courses in IT and internet law, e-commerce law, media regulation, intellectual property law and tort law.  She is willing to supervise postgraduate students in the areas of copyright law, information technology law, media law and digital human rights. Emily runs the postgraduate dissertation programme and supervises LLM and PhD students.

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

  • Emily sits on the management committee for the Centre for Creativity Regulation, Enterprise and Technology (CREATe) a four-year, five-million pound interdisciplinary research centre on copyright and new business models. She is leading two projects for CREATe on human rights and intermediaries. She is also a Managing Editor of the European Journal of Law and Technology and a member of media@uea.