Dr Pinar Oruc

Lecturer in Commercial Law

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Dr Pinar Oruc joined the University of Manchester in 2021 as a Lecturer in Commercial Law.


Pinar has completed her PhD on copyright law and cultural heritage in Queen Mary University of London, supported by the Herchel Smith Intellectual Property PhD Scholarship. She also holds an LLM in International Commercial Law from Cardiff University and a BA in Law from Koc University.

Pinar has taught at Queen Mary University of London (2015-2020), University College London (2018-2019) and University of Essex (2018-2019) in the areas of intellectual property law and cultural property law. She joined UK Copyright and Creative Economy Centre (CREATe) at the University of Glasgow in September 2020 as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. This research was for the H2020 project ‘reCreating Europe: Rethinking digital copyright law for a culturally diverse, accessible, creative Europe’, and her two projects were on (i) Artificial Intelligence and text and data mining copyright exception and (ii) copyright, digital heritage and place-making. Pinar is currently a CREATe Fellow.

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Fellow of Higher Education Academy

Istanbul Bar Association (Avukat)

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