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 an 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 to how new technologies and automated business processes shape consumers’ rights and expectations.

View Dr. Chepdelaine’s publications 

Myra Tawfik


Myra Tawfik is a 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:

Blockchain Technology and the Law: Opportunities and Risks (Informa Law – Routledge, 2019).

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.

Wissam Aoun


Wissam Aoun is an Assistant Professor at University of Windsor.  His research focuses on intellectual property and technology commercialization topics, including university intellectual property ownership policies, intellectual property clinical education, intellectual property practice performance standards and the international regulation of intellectual property practice.

View his research on his SSRN Author page

Recent Publications and Ongoing Research Projects: