Newcastle Law School

Staff Profile

Dr Bronwen Jones

Lecturer in Law

Background

Bronwen joined Newcastle Law School as a lecturer in September 2014. She is Module Leader for Land Law (UG stage 1), International Intellectual Property Law (LLM), and teaches patent law on Patents and Trademark law (UG Stage 3). She is module leader for Key Concepts in Corporate and Commercial Law, and teaches Comparative Law on the Fundamentals of Legal Translation, interdisciplinary courses taught in the School of Modern Languages.

Her PhD thesis addresses international issues in IP. Entitled, Implementing TRIPS (the Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Agreement) in Egypt: a Postcolonial Analysis, it combines her love of Egypt with her interest in IP. Bronwen previously lived and worked in Egypt. She taught for ten years at the American University in Cairo (AUC), and worked in Egypt as writer, editor and teacher/instructor. Notably, she taught Human Rights and Legal English courses to both the Judiciary and to Human Rights activists in Egypt for America-Middle East Educational and Training Services (AMIDEAST), which is what inspired her to study law.

Bronwen completed her academic law qualification (GDL) at Northumbria Law School where she went on to teach from 2010-2014. She gained an LLM in International Legal Studies, and a PhD from Newcastle Law School. Earlier, she received a BA (Hons) in English Literature from Sheffield University and an MA in Applied Linguistics from Newcastle University. She also has a number of teaching qualifications. Law subjects taught include Contract Law, Legal Institutions and Methods, Land Law, Equity and Trusts, and aspects of IP Law, in particular Patent law. She has supervised a large number of undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations in the area of IP.

She has acted as rapporteur on behalf of the European Patent Office (EPO) for European Intellectual Property Teachers’ Network (EIPTN) meetings 2008-2010. In March 2016, Bronwen became an Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) qualified mediator. She has acted as PhD external examiner.

Bronwen’s research interests revolve around aspects of property law including cultural property and intellectual property (IP), legal history, language and law, comparative law, and postcolonialism and law.

 

Publications:

‘The Remarkable Development and Significance of Constitutional Protection for IP Rights in Post-Arab Spring Constitutions’ (Forthcoming)

‘Facilitating International, Intercultural Knowledge Exchange and Collaboration in the Field of Intellectual Property Law’ [2019] The Law Teacher.

‘Orientalism, Postcolonialism and Intellectual Property Protection in Egypt’ [2013] in Carol G.S Tan ed. Law and Orientalism: Special issue of the Journal of Comparative Law(Wildy, Simmonds and Hill 2013).

‘Plant Variety Protection in Egypt’ (2005-2006) 8 BioScience Law Review.

 

Presentations at International Conferences:

‘The Curious Case of the Sudden Appearance of Intellectual Property (IP) in Post Arab Spring Constitutions’ Maynooth University, Ireland 19-20 June 2019.

‘Using Digital Tools to Facilitate Intercultural Knowledge Exchange and Collaboration in the Field of IP’ 34th ATRIP Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, 27-30 September 2015.

‘Knowledge Exchange and Collaboration in the Field of IP: Using the Web to Cross Cultures’ EIPTN Annual Conference Sofia, Bulgaria 3-6 July 2016; Riga, Latvia 29-30 June 2015.

‘Intellectual property in Egypt in the Post-colonial Era: is postcolonial analysis relevant?’ Orientalism and the Law Symposium SOAS Notre Dame University, 17-18 February 2011.

‘TRIPS and Beyond: Implementing Plant Variety Protection in Egypt as a EuroMed Partner State’ at Ius Commune Annual Conference, Maastricht, 27 November 2009.

 

Research

Bronwen’s research interests revolve around aspects of property law including cultural property and intellectual property (IP), legal history, language and law, comparative law, and postcolonialism and law.

Teaching

Module Leader for Land Law (UG stage 1),

Module Leader for International Intellectual Property Law (LLM).

Teaches patent law on Patents and Trademark law (UG Stage 3).

Module leader for Key Concepts in Corporate and Commercial Law (to MA Translation students School of Modern Languages).

Teaches Comparative Law on the Fundamentals of Legal Translation (to MA Translation students School of Modern Languages).