Susy Frankel


Teaching in 2018

Research interests

International intellectual property law (copyright, patents and trade marks), trade agreements, and regulation


LLB (Hons) Well, LLM Lond


Susy’s research focuses on international intellectual property law. She teaches courses in intellectual property (including copyright, patents and trade marks), patent law and innovation, global intellectual property issues, international trade law, the protection of traditional knowledge and the law of contract. She has published books, articles and book chapters and is frequently invited to  give conference presentations on various aspects of intellectual property law and policy. She is Director of the New Zealand Centre of International Economic Law. From 2011-2013 Susy was the Project Leader of the New Zealand Law Foundation Regulatory Reform Project, funded to NZ$1.8 million. The project produced a cutting-edge regulatory toolkit.

Before joining Victoria University, in 1997, Susy practiced law in New Zealand and London. Susy qualified as Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in 1988 and as a Solicitor of England & Wales in 1991.

Susy has been a visiting Professor at the University of Haifa (Reinhold Cohen Visiting Chair) 2014; University of Western Ontario 2012; Fellow of Clare Hall, University of Cambridge and visitor to the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law, University of Cambridge, Michalmas term 2008; visiting Professor, University of Iowa 2000; and in 2013-2014 she is a Senior Fulbright Scholar and Hauser Global Fellow at New York University.

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Teaching in 2018