Professor Michael Geist

University of Ottawa Faculty of Law,
Director of E-commerce Law,
Goodmans LLP

Michael Geist is a law professor at the University of Ottawa specializing in Internet and e-commerce law and Director of E-Commerce Law with the Canadian law firm of Goodmans LLP. Professor Geist 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. He has written numerous academic articles and government reports on the Internet and law, is national columnist on cyberlaw issues for the Globe and Mail, the creator and consulting editor of BNA's Internet Law News, a daily Internet law news service, editor of the monthly newsletter, Internet and E-commerce Law in Canada (Butterworths), on the advisory boards of several leading Internet law publications including Electronic Commerce & Law Report (BNA), the Journal of Internet Law (Aspen) and Internet Law and Business (Computer Law Reporter) as well as the author of the textbook Internet Law in Canada (Captus Press). Professor Geist serves on the director and advisory boards of several Internet and IT law organizations including the Canadian Internet Registration Authority, the dot-ca administrative agency, the Canadian IT Law Association, Watchfire, and NetGeo. He is regularly quoted in the national and international media on Internet law issues and has appeared before government committees on e-commerce policy. More information can be obtained at

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