Dr Shane Burke
Lecturer in Law
Shane 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. He was awarded the Modern Law Review scholarship for two consecutive years during his doctoral studies at Queen Mary. 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. in Mutlimedia Systems from Trinity College Dublin in 2003.
Module leader on the CL6309 Intellectual Property undergraduate module.
Module leader on the CLT643 Copyright: Comparative and International Perspectives module on the LLM.
Also teaches EU Competition Law on the CL6301 Law of the European Union undergraduate module.
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. Current research is concerned with copyright and graffiti, copyright as artistic medium and the relationship between sound and the law in the context of both copyright and trademarks. His research generally has a UK/EU and US focus.