Dr. Andrea Slane is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Criminology, Justice and Policy Studies at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Prior to joining the Faculty in 2009, Dr. Slane was Executive Director of the Centre for Innovation Law and Policy at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law. She received her J.D. (Honours) from the University of Toronto in 2003, and was called to Ontario bar in 2004. She holds a PhD in Comparative Literature (Cultural Studies) from the University of California, San Diego, and was an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Old Dominion University from 1995-2000. Dr. Slane practised trade-mark, copyright, privacy and technology law at a large downtown law firm in Toronto before returning to academia. She has published articles on unsolicited bulk email, online hate complaints, and international online defamation cases. She has done policy research for the Department of Justice (on online hate), through the Contributions Program of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (on information sharing between private entities and law enforcement), and for Public Safety Canada (on online child sexual exploitation crime prevention materials and strategies). She will teach Public Law, Legal Theory, and Legal Research Methods in 2009-2010.
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