Full Professor; Canada Res. Chair in Inf. Law
57, Louis-Pasteur st., room 387
(613) 562-5800 ext 3872
B.A. (Conc.), LL.B./B.C.L. (McGill), LL.M. (Mich.), S.J.D. (Mich.) Member, Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society.
Dr. Scassa began her academic career at Dalhousie Law School (1992-2007), where she taught many courses, including Intellectual Property, Law and Technology, Administrative Law, Public Law, Property Law and Professional Responsibility. She also served as Associate Dean of the Law School (2000-2004), and as Associate Director (2001-2005) and Director (2005-2007) of Dalhousie’s Law and Technology Institute. She joined the faculty of law, common law section of the Université d’Ottawa in July 2007, and was awarded the Canada Research Chair in Information Law in the fall of 2007. She currently teaches Introduction à la propriété intellectuelle et industrielle.
Dr. Scassa has published many articles in a range of areas of law. Her recent research has been in the areas of intellectual property law, privacy law and law and technology. She is author of Canadian Trademark Law (LexisNexis 2010), and co-author of the book Electronic Commerce and Internet Law in Canada, (CCH Canadian Ltd., 2004). Current research projects include grant-funded work on digital cartography and the law, legal issues relating to the use of geospatial data, and extraterritorial legal action. Her current research also includes work on anti-ambush marketing legislation and the emerging IP right of association. Dr. Scassa is a member of the External Advisory Committee to the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, and a member of the OECD Working Party on INformation Security and Privacy (WPISP), Volunteer Group of Privacy Experts. She has also been appointed to the Canadian Government Advisory Panel on Open Government.