Assistant Professor, Peter A. Allard School of Law, The University of British Columbia
Graham teaches and researches in the areas of copyright law, intellectual property law, property law, and intellectual property and human rights. Prior to joining the Allard School of Law in 2013, Graham was an Assistant Professor at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, where he was the Co-Editor in Chief of the Canadian Journal of Law and Technology and a member of Dalhousie University's Law and Technology Institute. The recipient of an award for excellence in teaching, Graham completed his doctorate in law at the University of Oxford, where he studied on a Rhodes Scholarship, a Pierre Elliott Trudeau Scholarship, and a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Award. He has also served as the judicial law clerk to the Honourable Chief Justice Finch of the British Columbia Court of Appeal. Graham’s doctoral work focused on the intersection of freedom of expression and copyright in Canada.
Graham’s primary area of research focuses on the relationship between intellectual property and human rights. Within this broad research area, one of his areas of interest is the intersection of copyright and cultural heritage. Questions that he is interested in researching include whether and the extent to which copyright impedes the preservation of cultural heritage, whether and the extent to which copyright enables the appropriation of cultural heritage, and ways in which copyright impacts the creation and dissemination of specific works or types of works (thus limiting the diversity of cultural expression and, ultimately, cultural heritage).