Dr Barbara Lauriat
Barbara Lauriat joined King’s in January 2011 as a lecturer. She was previously Career Development Fellow in Intellectual Property Law, in the Faculty of Law and St. Catherine’s College, Oxford. There, she was an academic member of the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre and taught Roman law and various intellectual property subjects on the undergraduate course, the BCL, and the Diploma in IP Law and Practice. Previously, she was the Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Oxford Faculty of Law and the General Editor (Editor-in-Chief) of the Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal. She has also spent time as a Visiting Scholar at the University of British Columbia.
Dr Lauriat holds an AA from Mount Wachusett Community College, a BA and JD from Boston University, where she served as an editor on the Boston University Law Review, and a DPhil on the subject of the 1878 Royal Commission on Copyright from Balliol College, Oxford. She enjoys writing and presenting for non-academic and non-law audiences and is an occasional contributor of articles on copyright to The Times and IP-themed limericks to the CIPA Journal.
Her research is broadly concerned with intellectual property law. In particular, she is interested in the history of copyright, the relationship between copyright and political ideologies, and the influence of creators on legal developments. In her legal historical research, she aims to employ less traditional legal methods and sources, such as biography, personal correspondence, journalism, royal commissions and executive committees, and literature.
“Semi-Formal Copyright? The Past and Future of Orphan Works” Art, Antiquity, and Law (December 2012).
“The ‘Shilly-Shally’Affair” 72 Princeton University Library Chronicle 713 (Spring 2011). Republished in an abridged form in Trollopiana (Autumn 2012).
Review: ‘Mortar of Morals. Stones of Law, Bricks of Shame, Narrating Imprisonment in the Victorian Age , edited by J Alber & F Lauterbach’ 60(4) Essays in Criticism 361 (2010)
'"The Examination of Everything:” Royal Commissions in British Legal History’ 31 Statute Law Review 24 (2010)
'Charles Reade’s Roles in the Drama of Victorian Dramatic Copyright’ 33 Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts 1 (2009)
'Foreword’, The Future of National Identity (Vancouver: The University of British Columbia 2008)
‘Trump Card or Trouble: The Diversity Rationale in Law and Education,’ 83 Boston University Law Review 1171 (2003)
Barbara teaches undergraduate and graduate intellectual property law subjects.