Professor Jill McKeough
Professor Jill McKeough is an eminent scholar in intellectual property law and her published work canvasses, among other things, the development of the digital economy, competition law, indigenous and cultural rights, e-commerce and knowledge management, freedom of information, and access for Australian business and consumers to books, software, entertainment products and educational resources.
Jill McKeough returned to UTS in 2014 following appointment to the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) as Commissioner in charge of a major review of copyright law, 2012-2013. Appointed Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) in 2005, Professor McKeough has extensive leadership experience in the tertiary sector including Head of School, Associate Dean (undergraduate) and Director of Postgraduate Programs in the Law Faculty at UNSW. In 2004 she was elected a member of UNSW University Council, serving until her appointment at UTS.
- Appointed to International Legal Services Advisory Council (ILSAC) 2011
- Board member Arts Law Centre of Australia (1999-2010)
- Board member Jepson Foundation (2010 to present)
- Member, Law Council of Australia's Intellectual Property Committee (1995-2009)
- Member of the Law Admissions Consultative Committee (LACC) 2009 - present
- Board member NSW Legal Profession Admission Board (LPAB) (2005-2010)
- Board Member Professional Standards Board of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys (2007 – 2013). Chair, Exemptions sub-committee of PSB.
- Board member, AustLII Foundation, Board member Communications Law Centre (CLC) (1995-1998 and 2004). Chair Management Committees of AustlII, CLC and the UTS Anti-Slavery Centre.
- Board member, Jepson Foundation (2007 - 2013).
Previous external Boards and activities in addition to those above:
- Board Member, Institute for Biomedical Research (University of Sydney) (2001-2005); and UNSW Cyberspace Law and Policy Centre (1999-2005)
- Employer appointed Board member, UNSW Professorial Superannuation Board (2001 – 2005)
- Intellectual Property and Competition Review Committee (IPCRC) 1999-2000
- Consultant Australian Law Reform Commission 2003-2004 (Gene Patenting and Human Health Reference)
- Editorial Board of New Zealand Business Law Quarterly (since 2004)
- Member, Copyright Sub-committee of AVCC for over 10 years then Standing Committee on Information Policy (SCIP) which replaced it (until 1995).
- ARC expert assessor/Expert of International Standing, 1991 - present
Copyright and the Digital Economy – Australian Law Reform Commission Report 122, published February 2014; Discussion paper 79, June 2012; Issues Paper 42, August 2012. http://www.alrc.gov.au/publications/copyright-report-122
Horses and the Law: The Enduring Legacy of Victoria Park Racing in Landmarks in Australian Intellectual property Law (eds Kenyon, Richardson and Ricketson), 2009
Intellectual Property: Commentary and Materials , 4th edition, Thomson LBC 2006 (with Professor Kathy Bowrey and Professor Philip Griffith of UTS)
Intellectual Property in Australia, 3rd edition, Lexis Nexis 2004 (with Professor Andrew Stewart of Flinders University and Professor Philip Griffith of UTS)
Consumer Protection Law 5th edition,Goldring, Maher, McKeough and Pearson Federation Press, 1998.
- Supervising UTS:LAW PhD students writing in the areas of IP and competition law and the Economic Analysis of Copyright Law.
- Intellectual Property
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