Hauser Global Fellows

The Global Fellows Program brings academics, researchers, scholars, practitioners and post-doctoral students from around the world to NYU for up to one year to conduct and present their research for future publication.

Susy Frankel

Global Research Fellow
Fulbright Senior Scholar
New Zealand

Susy is Professor of Law and Director of the New Zealand Centre of International Economic Law, at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. She is also Chair of the Copyright Tribunal (NZ). She has been a visiting Professor at the University of Iowa, University of Western Ontario and Fellow of Clare Hall and visitor to the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law, University of Cambridge (UK). She is a member of the Executive Committee of Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP) and of the editorial boards of Journal of World Intellectual Property, Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property and the University of Western Australia Law Review. She has published widely on the nexus between international intellectual property and trade law, and particularly focusing on international treaty interpretation and the protection of traditional knowledge. Her books include Intellectual Property in New Zealand (LexisNexis 2011), with Peter Drahos Indigenous Peoples Innovation: Intellectual Property Pathways to Development (ANU epress, 2012; with Meredith Kolsky Lewis International Economic Law and National Autonomy (Cambridge University Press, 2010). Susy’s research expertise extends to regulatory theory and particularly the impacts of international trade of regulatory autonomy over knowledge assets and innovation. She was Project Leader of the New Zealand Law Foundation Regulatory Reform Project (funded to NZ$2million) from 2011-2013. That project’s publications include two books Susy Frankel (ed)  Learning from the Past, Adapting for the Future: Regulatory Reform in New Zealand (Lexis Nexis, 2011) and Recalibrating Behaviour: Smarter Regulation in a Global World (Lexis Nexis 2013).

Susy holds an appointment as a Neutral for the World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration and Mediation Centre, Geneva, Switzerland. She has previously been an Assistant Commissioner of Trade Marks, Patents and Designs for the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand, 1998-2006. In that capacity she acted as an independent Hearings Officer, mostly relating to trade mark oppositions. She was specialist intellectual property adviser to the Waitangi Tribunal on the claim brought against the New Zealand  government by Maori about the protection of traditional knowledge and Maori intellectual property.  Susy qualified as Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in 1988 and as a Solicitor of England & Wales in 1991 and has practised law in both jurisdictions.

Research Project: Supporting Intellectual Property's Innovation and Creativity Goals through Dynamic
Interpretation of International Agreements


Barbara Lauriat

Global Research Fellow
United Kingdom

Dr Barbara Lauriat is a Lecturer in Law (Assistant Professor) at King’s College London. Previously, she was the Career Development Fellow in Intellectual Property Law at the University of Oxford and a Fellow by Special Election of St. Catherine’s College, Oxford. She holds a BA and JD from Boston University, where she served as an editor on the Boston University Law Review, and a DPhil from the University of Oxford, where she was the General Editor (Editor-in-Chief) of the Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal

Dr Lauriat’s research is broadly concerned with intellectual property, and particularly the history of copyright. Her doctoral thesis was on the subject of the 1878 Royal Commission on Copyright. In her legal historical research, she aims to employ less traditional legal methods and sources, such as biography, personal correspondence, journalism, royal commissions and executive committees, and literature. Currently, Dr Lauriat’s research focuses on the relationship between theories of copyright and political ideologies. In addition to her academic work, she occasionally publishes journalistic articles and limericks.

Research Project: Copyright, Left, and Center: Studies of Anglo-American Copyright in a Political Context