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Professor Carys Craig

LL.B. (Hons 1st Cl) (Edinburgh), LL.M. (Queens), S.J.D. (Toronto)


Associate Dean, Research and Institutional Relations
Academic Director, Osgoode Professional LL.M. Program in Intellectual Property
Editor-in-Chief, Osgoode Hall Law Journal

Dr. Carys Craig stepped into the role of Director of IP Osgoode in January 2023. As faculty member at Osgoode since 2002, and a founding member of IP Osgoode, Dr. Craig brings to the role a wealth of experience and enthusiasm for teaching, researching, mentoring, and mobilizing knowledge in the field of intellectual property law and technology.

An internationally recognized scholar in the field, she is the author of Copyright, Communication & Culture: Towards a Relational Theory of Copyright Law (2011), and the co-editor of Trade-marks and Unfair Competition Law: Cases and Commentary, 2nd ed. (Carswell, 2014) and Copyright: Cases and Commentary on the Canadian and International Law, 2nd ed. (Carswell, 2013). Recent scholarly publications include, e.g.Transforming Total Concept and Feel: Dialogic Authorship, Copying and the ‘New Work’”, in 38 Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal 603-654 (2021); “The Death of the AI Author” with Ian Kerr, 52(1) Ottawa Law Review 33-86 (2021); and “AI and Copyright” in Florian Martin-Bariteau & Teresa Scassa (eds), Artificial Intelligence and the Law in Canada (LexisNexis, 2021). Dr. Craig is frequently invited to share her work and expertise with academic audiences, professional organizations, policymakers, and the press, while her publications are regularly cited in legal arguments and judicial opinions, including in several landmark rulings by the Supreme Court of Canada.

A recipient of multiple teaching awards, including the 2015 President’s University-Wide Teaching Award, Dr. Craig teaches JD, graduate and professional courses in the areas of intellectual property, copyright and trademark law, and legal theory. She is the Academic Director of Osgoode’s Professional LLM Program in Intellectual Property Law (with co-Director Martin Kratz), and currently serves as the Editor in Chief of the Osgoode Hall Law Journal. From 2014-17, she was Osgoode’s Associate Dean of Research and Institutional Relations. In 2017, she received the Outstanding Service Award from the Institute of International Education.

Dr. Craig holds a First-Class Honours Bachelor of Laws (LLB Hons) from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, a Master of Laws (LLM) from Queen’s University in Kingston, and a Doctorate in Law (SJD) from the University of Toronto, where she was a graduate fellow of Ontario’s Centre for Innovation Law and Policy.

Professor Giuseppina D'Agostino

BA (Hons) (York), LLB (Osgoode), MSt and DPhil (Oxford), of the Bar of Ontario
Founder, IP Osgoode
Founder and Director, IP Intensive & IP Innovation Clinic
Editor-in-Chief, Intellectual Property Journal
Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School

Prof. Giuseppina (Pina) D’Agostino is a law professor, lawyer, author, public speaker, board director and recognized international scholar at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University specializing in intellectual property (IP), technology and innovation law and policy. She joined Osgoode Hall in 2006 and is regularly called by Canadian and foreign governments for advice, has testified before Parliament and is a widely published author, regularly serves as a consultant and is a cited authority at the Supreme Court of Canada and in various media. She serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Intellectual Property Journal.

Prof. D’Agostino brings her creativity and passion to trailblaze new initiatives and to serve in new roles as Founder and Director of the globally-recognized IP Osgoode, the award-winning, IPilogue, the IP Intensive, the IP Innovation Clinic, the first legal clinic of its kind helping inventors and start-ups across Canada and, more recently, founded the AI-powered IP Innovation ChatBot allowing underrepresented groups and the general public greater access to IP information. She currently serves as an IP Subject Matter Expert for the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC).

She began her legal career as an Associate in a large Toronto law firm and was later recruited into the Canadian Government by the Recruitment of Policy Leaders (RPL) as a Senior Policy Analyst working on copyright policy. She serves on the Board of Directors of Alectra Inc. and is founding Chair of its GRE&T Centre Advisory Committee advancing innovation and sustainable energy solutions. She held an Order in Council Appointment at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection where she served as Trustee, and currently sits on its Art Advisory Committee.

Prof. D’Agostino is Co-Chair of the York University AI & Society Task Force, and in Nov 2021 released the report Fostering the Future of Artificial Intelligence, is appointed to the City of Vaughan Smart City Task Force and is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). She spent her last sabbatical as a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University. Prof. D’Agostino is the recipient of various tri-council grants, honours and awards and is currently working on the second edition of Copyright Law (with Prof. David Vaver, Irwin Law). Her peer-reviewed articles and her three books Copyright, Contract, Creators: New Media, New Rules, The Common Law of Intellectual Property: Essays in Honour of Professor David Vaver and Leading Legal Disruption: Artificial Intelligence and a Toolkit for Lawyers and the Law (with A Gaon and C Piovesan) are widely available.

She holds a Masters and Doctorate in Law (University of Oxford) with distinction, an LLB (Osgoode Hall Law School), an HonBA, summa cum laude, in English and Political Science and a specialization in French (York University), is an ICD.D from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto and is a member of the Law Society of Ontario (2001 call).