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Jurisdiction: Building Confidence in a Borderless Medium

July 26-27, 1999
Montreal, Canada

Speaker Biography

Michael Geist

Professor of Law
University of Ottowa, Canada

Michael Geist is a law professor at the University of Ottawa specializing in the law and technology area with a particular focus on Internet law.

Professor Geist graduated with an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto in 1992, conducted graduate legal research at Kobe University School of Law in Japan as a Monbusho Scholar, and obtained Master of Laws degrees (LL.M.) from Cambridge University in the U.K. and Columbia Law School in New York, the latter while a Fulbright Scholar and SSHRC Doctoral Fellow. Professor Geist taught at Dalhousie Law School and the Columbia Law School before joining the University of Ottawa law faculty in 1998. He is chair of the Sale of Services Working group as part of the American Bar Association's Internet Jurisdiction project, co-editor of JURIST Canada, the founder of the Canadian Internet Law Resource Page, a director of the Canadian Society for the Advancement of Legal Technology, and author of the Michael Geist Web Lecture Series on the LEXIS-NEXIS Web site. He is presently working on two Internet law books - a casebook for Captus Press that will appear in both print and Web form in the summer 1999 and a looseleaf treatise on Canadian Internet law for Butterworths that will be published in 2000.

More information can be obtained at his personal Web site at http://www.lawbytes.com.

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