Law and Technology Institute
Director: Robert J. Currie, BA, MA, LLB, LLM
Associate Director: Steve Coughlan, BA, MA, LLB, PhD
Location: Schulich School of Law
  6061 University Avenue
  PO Box 15000
  Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
Phone: 902 494-1469
Fax: 902 494-1316

The Law and Technology Institute was established at the Schulich School of Dalhousie in 2001 to provide teaching, research, and continuing education on technology law issues to students, faculty members, and the practicing Bar. The Institute participates, with the faculties of Computer Science and Management, in Dalhousie’s Master of Electronic Commerce Program, and has been involved in collaborative projects with the private sector and governments on information technology issues. Also, in conjunction with Dalhousie’s Industry Liaison and Innovation Office, the Institute sometimes offers a student placement program in intellectual property and commercialization. Its faculty members provide graduate supervision to students interested in the developing field of technology law, and are active in law and technology organizations, such as IT.Can and the International Society for Law and Technology. Faculty members of the institute are writers of the English edition of IT.Can bi-weekly newsletter. The Institute hosts an Eminent Speakers Series, which brings leading IT lawyers and academics to Dalhousie to share their expertise. The Institute is home to the Canadian Journal of Law and Technology, co-edited by Professors Currie and Coughlan. The CJLT is the pre-eminent technology law review in Canada.

Classes Offered:
  • Law and Technology
  • Internet and Media Law
  • Privacy Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Information Technology Transactions
  • Entertainment Law
  • Intellectual Property and Commercialization Placement
  • Special Topics on Intellectual Property  (IPII)
  • Copyright Law
  • Patent law

Students also have the opportunity to pursue specialized interests in fields such as criminal law, health law and alternate dispute resolution, as they relate to law and technology.