Lisa Macklem

Dr. Lisa Macklem

Lisa Macklem


Phone: 4347

Professional Affiliations

Ontario Bar Association

Currently serving as Public Affairs Liaison, Executive Committee Entertainment, Media, & Communications Law Section

Canadian Bar Association

American Bar Association

Beverly Hills Bar Association


LLM – Specialization in Entertainment and Media Law - Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, CA

MA – Media Studies – FIMS, University of Western Ontario, London, ON

JD – Concentrations in Intellectual Property and Information Technology, Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario, London, ON


MOS 2275 Business Law


Intellectual Property, Entertainment Law, Media Law, Trade, International Law, Internet Law, Cultural Access

Selected Publications

“Copyright’s Role in Preserving and Ensuring Access to Culture: The Way Forward.” Digital Studies/Le champ numérique 9(1): 10, pp. 1–25. (2019) DOI:

“Good Communication Is the Key to Success: The Blockchain Advantage in Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 – Education.” Forthcoming from the Centre for International Governance Innovation Policy Series.                                               

“Errors and Omissions Insurance For Film And Media Productions: Review Of CPD Session.” Section Insider. Ontario Bar Association, June 7, 2019.

“Google v. Equustek Solutions: The Cost of Doing Business?” IP Era: Ideate. Innovate. Protect. 3.3 (Jan-Feb, 2017) 36-39.

“The Handmaid’s Tale– Review.” SFRA Review 325 (Summer 2018) 35-37.

“The Truth is Stranger Than Fiction: Rick Geary’s Gothic Murder Tales.” The Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 8.6, 2017. (Refereed)

“Supernatural: The Little Show That Could.” In Time Lords & Tribbles, Winchesters & Muggles: The DePaul Pop Culture Conference: A Five-year Retrospective. Eds. Paul Booth and Isabella Menichiello. Blurb, 2017. 155-8.

Recent Conferences and Seminars

“Baffled by Technology: Have Courts Lost Sight of Copyright’s Balancing Principles?”

Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, DePaul University, Chicago, Ill, August 7-9, 2019

“Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Canada’s Due Diligence in the Meng Wanzhou Incident.”

The 11th IP Conference: Best Practices in Turbulent Times

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, August 2-3, 2019

“The Politics of Copyright: Understanding the Law in the Classroom and for Scholarship”

Comics Studies Society, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, July 25-27, 2019                                               

“A Potential Silver Lining for Canadian Users’ Rights in the Cloudy Intellectual Property Provisions in the USMCA”

Work-In-Progress Intellectual Property Colloquium, University of Houston Law, Houston, Texas, February 8-9, 2019