Our Scholars

LTEC Lab gathers scholars who engage in cutting-edge research at the intersection of law and technology, in areas including intellectual property law, robotics and the law, consumer law, and the legal profession, informed by our institutional themes of transnational law and access to justice.


Pascale Chapdelaine


Pascale Chapdelaine is Associate Professor at the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law. Her research looks at the interaction between intellectual property, property and contracts, as well as consumer and privacy law, as it relates to new technologies and business processes, media and platforms. Her book: Copyright User Rights, Contracts and the Erosion of Property (Oxford University Press, 2017) explores the rights users have to works protected by copyright (e.g. books, software, music, films) in an ever changing technological environment. Professor Chapdelaine is Co-Founder of Windsor Law LTEC Lab:

View Dr. Chapdelaine’s publications 

Recent Publications and Ongoing Research Projects:

Professor Chapdelaine’s current research in the area of Consumer Law and Policy in the Age of Algorithms and Big Data includes the following projects and recent publications:
  • Rethinking consumer harm and redress in the networked society (joint research project with Prof. Jasminka Kalajdzic and Prof. Marina Pavlovic)
  • Consumer consent and privacy regulation issues
  • Personal Data Subject Rights
  • Algorithmic Personalized pricing  from a normative and legal perspective 

Myra Tawfik


Myra Tawfik is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law and is EPICentre Professor of IP Commercialization and Strategy. Her research focuses on the historical origins of Canadian copyright law and capacity-building in IP commercialization and strategy throughout Canada’s innovation ecosystem.

Recent Publications and Ongoing Research Projects:

Journal Publications:

“Bound by Three Oceans: Reading, Writing, Printing and Publishing in Canada since Confederation,” Special Issue of the Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada, co-editor with Ruth-Ellen St.Onge and Janet Friskney, 55:2 (Fall 2017)

“Universities are Failing to Equip Entrepreneurs for Patent Battles: Designing an IP 2.0 Curriculum”, CIGI New Thinking on Innovation Series (CIGI, 2017)

 Copyright History as Book History: The Law in Multidisciplinary Context chapter in Paul Torremans ed., Research Handbook on Copyright Law Second Edition (Edward Elgar, 2017)

 The Intellectual Property Guide: IP Literacy and Strategy Basics for Innovators (Edmonton: Brush Education, 2019) in press – anticipated November 2019.

Book (in progress): 
For the Encouragement of Learning: The Origins of Canadian Copyright Law (1824-1867)


Muharem Kianieff


Muharem Kianieff is an Associate Professor at the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law working in the areas of Banking Law and Payment Systems.  His research looks at the role that regulation plays as it applies to innovations in payment mechanisms and financial technology. By using economic and historical analyses, Kianieff seeks to make proposals for reform that make products safer for consumers and increases access to justice. His current research examines the emergence of Blockchain technology to study what impact it will have on established consumer protection doctrines in commercial law.

Recent Publications and Ongoing Research Projects:

Currently examining the desirability of establishing Central Bank Digital Currencies that leverage Blockchain technologies for their implementation. 

“A Question of Trust:  Facebook Libra as Money in the Legal and Economic Sense”: forthcoming, Case Western Journal of Law, Technology and the Internet. 

New Kids on the Block Chain Symposium, 30 November, 2018, EPICentre, University of Windsor (Event Blog)

Kristen Thomasen


Kristen Thomasen joined the Faculty of Law in January 2017 as an Assistant Professor. Her research focuses on the legal, social and ethical implications of robotic technologies and artificial intelligence.

Recent Publications and Ongoing Research Projects:

Wissam Aoun


Wissam Aoun is an Assistant Professor at University of Windsor. His research focuses on intellectual property, with a particular interest in international comparative patent law and practice, and intellectual property clinical and experiential education. Outside of intellectual property, Wissam’s work explores theories of regulation and administration, with a particular focus on the regulation of professions, including materialist and non-materialist theories of capture. 

View his research on his SSRN Author page

Recent Publications and Ongoing Research Projects: