Windsor Law LTEC Lab faculty members do cutting-edge research in the fields of entrepreneurship, legal clinics, and intellectual property law, law and robotics, e-commerce, algorithms, blockchain technology, and consumer protection.

Students choosing to do an LLM at Windsor Law in any of those areas, will be part of a vibrant community of dynamic scholars, be exposed to the work performed at the International Intellectual Property Clinic, the first of its kind, or the EPICentre (the University of Windsor’s Entrepreneurship Practice and Innovation Centre) and have the chance to partake the seminars and workshops organized by Windsor Law LTEC Lab throughout the year.

For research centred on the intersection between innovation, entrepreneurship and intellectual property law, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to pursue multidisciplinary research and have access to business opportunities incubated at the EPICentre or supported through the International Intellectual Property Clinic, and to meet faculty in law, business, computer sciences, engineering, as well as entrepreneurs, legal practitioners and legal clinic students. These environments provide fertile ground for ground-breaking theoretical or empirical research.

Areas of research opportunities include

  • Innovation, entrepreneurship and intellectual property: lead faculty members are Professor Myra Tawfik (innovation, entrepreneurship, and intellectual property) and Professor Wissam Aoun (intellectual property, patents, and IP legal clinic work).
  • Regulation of blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies, and consumer protection: lead faculty member is Professor Muharem Kianieff
  • E-commerce, social media, algorithms, big data, and consumer protection: lead faculty member is Professor Pascale Chapdelaine


These law and technology research areas touch upon important issues that receive increased attention at various levels of government and international organizations worldwide, e.g., innovation and intellectual property literacy, on how the law is shaped and disrupted by new technologies, and on how the law can or should intervene through various models of regulation.

These law and technology research areas touch upon important issues that receive increased attention at various levels of government and international organizations worldwide, e.g., innovation and intellectual property literacy, on how the law is shaped and disrupted by new technologies, and on how the law can or should intervene through various models of regulation.

These research areas also raise important issues of access to justice and transnationalism (e.g. access of student entrepreneurs to intellectual property literacy, autonomous vehicles, and accessibility, development of best practices to counter consumer deception in online environments). Successful LLM applicants will benefit from the vast expertise of Windsor Law faculty on access to justice and transnationalism, two institutional themes that are core to Windsor Law faculty teaching and scholarship.

For more information about these exciting LLM research opportunities, please contact Professor Laverne Jacobs, the Associate Dean (Research & Graduate Studies) ljacobs@uwindsor.ca, or the professors indicated above.