Dr Shane Burke
Lecturer in Law
Shane has recently completed his doctoral research at Queen Mary University of London, this research was entitled ‘Dematerialisation and Dissonance: Conceptual Art Practices, Art World Strategies and the Role of Copyright Law’. He was awarded a Graduate Teaching Assistant Studentship PhD position at Queen Mary in 2012. In June of 2014 he was also awarded the Modern Law Review Scholarship 2014-15, this award was renewed for 2015-16. Evidencing both doctrinal and socio-legal aspects this research focused on the interaction between Copyright Law and Conceptual Art in both the UK and US.
He previously completed an LL.M in Intellectual Property at Queen Mary, where he received the School of Law Prize for first place in the LL.M in Intellectual Property and the Draper's Company Prize for academic achievement from Queen Mary, University of London. In 2011 was awarded his LL.B at the National University of Ireland Galway achieving a first class honours degree. He was also awarded an M.Sc. from Trinity College Dublin in 2003.
Shane currently teaches Intellectual Property Law and the Law of the European Union as well as ‘Copyright: Comparative and International Perspectives’ on the LL.M program.
His research interests relate to legal theory and legal regulation of the arts and norms within contemporary artistic movements. He has also published on patent law's interaction with biotechnology.