Michael Geist

Michael Geist

Michael Geist is a law professor at the University of Ottawa, where he holds the Canada Research Chair of Internet and E-commerce Law. He has 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, is a nationally syndicated columnist on technology law issues for the Toronto Star and Ottawa Citizen, is the editor of Internet and E-commerce Law in Canada and the Canadian Privacy Law Review (Butterworths), and is the author of the textbook Internet Law in Canada (Captus Press), which is now in its third edition. He is the author of BNA’s Internet Law News, a daily Internet law email service, and maintains a popular blog on Internet and intellectual property law issues. Dr. Geist is actively involved in national Internet policy development and was a member of Canada’s National Task Force on Spam. He has received numerous awards for his work, including Canarie’s IWAY Public Leadership Award for his contribution to the development of the Internet in Canada, and he was named one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2003.