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.


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



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




Myra Tawfik giving a lecture at a podiumMyra 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.

Current Research Projects:

Book (in progress): For the Encouragement of Learning: The Origins of Canadian Copyright Law
Book (in progress – with Karima Bawa): IP Strategy IP Education for an Innovation Economy: An IP 2.0 Curriculum

Book Chapter:  Copyright History as Book History: The Law in Multidisciplinary Context



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:

Beyond Airspace Safety: A Feminist Perspective on Drone Privacy Regulation
Drones and Privacy in Public Space
Accessibility in Autonomous Transit Policy
Feminist Perspectives on Drone Privacy Regulation