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.




Wissam Aoun
is an Assistant Professor at University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. 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

Current Research Projects:

Between Legality and Legitimacy in Patent Agent Regulation




Prof. Pascale Chapdelaine presenting at a podium

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.

 Current Research Projects:

Book:  Copyright User Rights: Contracts and the Erosion of Property

Copyright User Rights, Remedies and Access to Justice

Graffiti, Street Art, and Copyright 

Cyberspace and Deception



Photo of Professor Kristen Thomas holding a robot. Anthony Sheardown Photography


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.

Current Research Projects:

Drones and Privacy in Public Space

Accessibility in Autonomous Transit Policy

Feminist Perspectives on Drone Privacy Regulation