Associate Professor & Chair, Ethical and Cultural Implications of Technological Innovation
Tel.: 416-978-4408

Research interests
Copyright and Trademark Laws
Legal Theory
Patent Law
Political Philosophy and Theory
Property Law

Abraham Drassinower, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., LL.B. (Toronto) is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, Chair in the Legal, Ethical and Cultural Implications of Technological Innovation. He joined the Faculty of Law in 1999, and served as the Director of the Centre for Innovation Law and Policy from 2006 to 2009. He previously held a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto (1993-1995), and lectured principally on political philosophy at York University (1993-1995) and at the University of Toronto (1995-1998).  He served as a Law Clerk to Mr. Justice John C. Major of the Supreme Court of Canada (1998-1999).

Professor Drassinower's interests include property, intellectual property, legal and political philosophy, critical theory, and psychoanalysis. He has published in the areas of charitable trusts, unjust enrichment, intellectual property, and psychoanalysis and political theory.  His most recent work is What's Wrong with Copying (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, forthcoming Spring 2015).