UCL Faculty of Laws


Jonathan Collins

Key information

  • PhD title: The Wild, Wild, Net: Copyright - Dead or Alive?
  • Bachelor of Civil Law (2008), LL.M in Law, Technology & Governance (2009), Adv. LL.M in the International Law of Human Rights& Criminal Justice (2010)
  • j.collins.12@ucl.ac.uk

Jonathan joined the Faculty of Laws as an M.Phil/Ph.D candidate in September 2012 under the supervision of Dr. Matt Fisher and Sir. Prof. Robin Jacob. His Doctoral research concerns copyright in the digital age; whether it is fit for purpose and can adapt to the technological shift in the creation, dissemination, exploitation and consumption of copyrighted works.

From the inception of his studies Jonathan has been the recipient of the Sir. Maurice Hatter Scholarship in Intellectual Property Law, awarded by the Institute of Brand and Innovation Law at University College London.

Prior to joining the faculty, Jonathan read for the Advanced LL.M in the International Law of Human Rights and Criminal Justice at Utrecht University, The Netherlands, having been awarded the The Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship. Jonathan also holds an LL.M in Law, Technology and Governance with first class honours and the Bachelor of Civil from the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Research Supervisors

Areas of Expertise

Intellectual Property, Public International Law

Research Interests

Biotechnology, Data Protection, Human Rights, Intellectual Property Law


  • “Droit de Suite: An Artistic Stroke of Genius? A Critical Exploration of the European Directive and its Resultant Effects”, (2012) 34(5) European Intellectual Property Review 305.