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Dr. Michael Geist

Dr. Michael Geist is the Canada Research Chair of Internet and E-commerce Law at the University of Ottawa and serves as Technology Counsel to Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP. He obtained a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees from Cambridge University in the UK and Columbia Law School in New York, and a Doctorate in Law (J.S.D.) from Columbia Law School.

Dr. Geist has written numerous academic articles and government reports on the Internet and law and is a columnist on technology law issues for the Toronto Star. He is the creator and consulting editor of BNA's Internet Law News, a daily Internet law news service; editor of the monthly newsletters, Internet and E-commerce Law in Canada and the Canadian Privacy Law Review (Butterworths); founder of the Ontario Research Network for E-commerce; on the advisory boards of several leading Internet law publications including Electronic Commerce & Law Report (BNA), the Journal of Internet Law (Aspen) and Internet Law and Business (Computer Law Reporter); as well as the author of the textbook Internet Law in Canada (Captus Press) which is now in its third edition.

Dr. Geist’s work has been recognized with several important awards and grants including the 2002 Canadian Association of Law Teachers Scholarly Paper Award and a major research grant from the SSHRC Initiative on the New Economy for his research on Internet jurisdiction. In 2003, Dr. Geist became the first law professor to receive the Ontario Premier Research Excellence Award, obtained a significant grant from to establish Canada’s first technology law public interest litigation clinic at the University of Ottawa, was named one of Canada Top 40 Under 40, and received the Public Leadership Award from Canarie. Dr. Geist serves on the director and advisory boards of several Internet and IT law organizations including the Canadian Internet Registration Authority, the dot-ca administrative agency, the Canadian IT Law Association, Watchfire, and Verifia. He is chair of a global Internet jurisdiction project for the American Bar Association and International Chamber of Commerce. He is regularly quoted in the national and international media on Internet law issues and has appeared before government committees on e-commerce policy.