Adjunct Professor

Pascale Chapdelaine, LL.B and B.C.L. (Mc Gill) 1989, LL.M. (K.U. Leuven, Belgium) 1991. Member of Le Barreau du Québec (1992) and of the Bar of Ontario (1999), Ph.D. Osgoode Hall Law School (2013). Pascale is presently Visiting Scholar and Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law and was recently Academic Visitor at the University of Oxford, Faculty of Law (OIPRC, St-Peter’s College, 2012-2013).  Pascale practiced law for more than 14 years in the area of intellectual property and corporate/commercial law, mainly in the telecom industry (i.e. between 1995 and 2006). As Vice-President and Executive Director Intellectual Property of Bell Canada and BCE Inc., she was responsible for the overall management of Bell Canada and affiliates intellectual property. Prior to joining Bell Canada, Pascale was an associate with the Montréal-based law firm Lavery, de Billy in the area of corporate, commercial and securities law. Before that, she was a Teaching and Research Associate at the Faculty of Law of the K.U. Leuven, Belgium. Pascale has taught and has conducted research in International Intellectual Property Law in New Zealand as Visiting Senior Lecturer, University of Otago, Dunedin (2007) and in Belgium as Visiting Researcher, Centre for Intellectual Property Rights, KU Leuven (2006-2007). Pascale is the recipient of a Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Award (SSHRC) and other prizes for her research work and publications. Pascale’s doctoral thesis, The Copyright Consumers’ Bargain, focuses on defining consumers’ rights to commercial copies of copyright works in an ever evolving technological environment.  Her research interests include: Copyright Law, International Intellectual Property law, Property Law, Consumer Law and the Regulation of the Legal Profession. Pascale is member of  professional associations including IP Osgoode, and is a frequent speaker at conferences and symposiums. Contact: Pascale.chapdelaine@utoronto.ca