Researcher

Associate Professor Alexandra George

My Expertise

Intellectual property law (esp. copyright and trademarks)

International Intellectual Property law

Intellectual property philosophy and theory

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Biography

BA(Hons), LLB(Hons), LLM(Hons), MJur(Hons) (Sydney); GDLP (College of Law); PGCAP (London); PhD (ANU); FHEA

Dr Alexandra George joined the UNSW Law Faculty in 2007, having had earlier academic appointments at Queen Mary, University of London, the University of Wales, Swansea and the University of Exeter in the UK. She has also worked at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy and at the University of Sydney, has practised as an...view more

BA(Hons), LLB(Hons), LLM(Hons), MJur(Hons) (Sydney); GDLP (College of Law); PGCAP (London); PhD (ANU); FHEA

Dr Alexandra George joined the UNSW Law Faculty in 2007, having had earlier academic appointments at Queen Mary, University of London, the University of Wales, Swansea and the University of Exeter in the UK. She has also worked at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy and at the University of Sydney, has practised as an intellectual property and media lawyer, was Associate to Justice MF Moore in the Federal Court of Australia and the Industrial Relations Court of Australia, and worked in journalism at Reuters.

Alexandra’s research focuses on international intellectual property and the philosophy of intellectual property law. Recent publications examine issues of jurisdiction and enforcement in international intellectual property law, including intellectual property implications of Brexit. Her philosophical research examines issues such as the metaphysics and structure of intellectual property law, and ‘property’ concepts in the commodification of intangible objects.

Her book Constructing Intellectual Property (Cambridge University Press, 2012) examines the ways in which the legal system defines into existence and regulates intellectual property. By analyzing the metaphysical structure of intellectual property law and the concepts the legal system uses to construct 'intellectual property', the book helps to explain the role of intellectual property from a structural -- rather than the traditional normative -- perspective.

In 2016, Alexandra was named 'Academic of the Year' at the Australian Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards. She has also has received a Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence at UNSW (2013), and a Pro Bono Award for her work for The Arts Law Centre of Australia (2016).


My Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): Australian National University

Master of Jurisprudence, Honours: M.Jur. (Hons): University of Sydney

Master of Laws, Honours: LL.M. (Hons): University of Sydney

Bachelor of Laws, Honours: LL.B. (Hons): University of Sydney

Bachelor of Arts, Honours: B.A. (Hons): University of Sydney

Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP): College of Law, Sydney

Post-Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP): University of London

Also:

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), UK


My Awards

UNSW Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence, 2013

'Academic of the Year', Australian Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards, 2016

Pro Bono Award, The Arts Law Centre of Australia, 2016


My Research Supervision


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Areas of supervision

Intellectual Property law (especially copyright, trademark law)

Intellectual property theory/philosophy

International intellectual property law (eg. jurisdiction; private international law & IP; globalisation and IP) 

Applied Legal Philosophy (applied philosophy of intellectual property law)


My Engagement

Admitted to practice as a Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of NSW, and Barrister/Solicitor of High Court of Australia (federal jurisdiction)

2018-2019 Solicitor's Practising Certificate, NSW

Pro bono Solicitor at community legal centres


My Teaching

Foundations of Intellectual Property Law (LAWS3021) (JURD7321)

Advanced Intellectual Property Policy and Practice (LAWS3057) (JURD7357)

Intellectual Property Law (LAWS8017) (JURD7617)

Globalisation and Intellectual Property Law (LAWS8050) (JURD7350)

Owning Creativity: Issues in Intellectual Property (GENL2323) (BA Legal Studies Only LAWS3523)

China International Business and Economic Law Summer School, at Tsinghua University, Beijing (LAWS3345) (JURD7645) (LAWS8345)

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Location

Room 321
Law Building
UNSW Kensington Campus

Contact

+61 2 9385 9626