Dr Eden Sarid

Essex Law School
Dr Eden Sarid



Dr. Eden Sarid is a lecturer at Essex Law School. His research and teaching interests include intellectual property, land law, law and technology, and cultural heritage law. Dr. Sarid's current research focuses on creative subcultures that deviate from traditional intellectual property models; queer analysis of intellectual property and private law doctrines; and artificial intelligence and its impact on administrative decision making. Dr. Sarid received his SJD from the University of Toronto, where he was a Vanier Canada Scholar. He received his LLM from the London School of Economics and Political Science with distinction, as a Chevening Scholar. He received his LLB and BA from the Hebrew University as a graduate of the University's Honours Program for exceptional students (top-5% university-wide). Dr. Sarid’s academic and advocacy work are committed to the public interest. Dr. Sarid participated in consultations to various organisations and policy-makers including the UK's IP Office, the European IP Office, the Canadian Copyright Board, and the Centre for International Governance Innovation. Before entering academia, Dr. Sarid served as a senior law clerk to the Hon. Justice Elyakim Rubinstein and Hon. Justice Zvi Zylbertal of the Israeli Supreme Court, practiced as an associate in the IP department of one of Israel’s leading law firms, and was a member of Israel Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Board.


  • SJD University of Toronto, (2019)

  • LL.M with Distinction London School of Economics and Political Science, (2012)

  • LL.B and BA in the Humanities Hebrew University of Jerusalem, (2010)


University of Essex

  • Lecturer, University of Essex (1/1/2020 - present)

  • Director, IP and Law & Technology Research Cluster, University of Essex (1/8/2022 - present)

  • Law and Technology Task Force, University of Essex (1/8/2022 - present)

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Comparative Media Law and Regulation (LT431)

  • Land Law (LW102)

  • Copyright and Trade Mark Law (LW363)


Journal articles (6)

Sarid, E. and Ben-Zvi, O., (2023). A Theoretical Analysis of Orphan Works. Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal. 40 (3), 585-619

Sarid, E., (2022). A Queer Analysis of Intellectual Property. Wisconsin Law Review. 2022 (1), 91-132

Katz, A. and Sarid, E., (2021). Who Killed the Radio Star? How Music Blanket Licensing Distorts the Production of Creative Content in Radio. American University Law Review. 71, 111-175

Ben-Zvi, O. and Sarid, E., (2018). Legal Scholarship as Spectacular Failure. Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities. 30 (1)

Sarid, E., (2017). International Underwater Cultural Heritage Governance: Past Doubts and Current Challenges. Berkeley Journal of International Law. 35, 219-261

Sarid, E., (2014). Don’t Be a Drag, Just Be a Queen—How Drag Queens Protect their Intellectual Property without Law. Florida International University Law Review. 10 (1), 133-179

Reports and Papers (3)

Sarid, E. and et, A., (2020). Consultation on Digital Cultural Heritage

Antoniou, A., Karapapa, S., Sarid, E., Woods, L. and Xu, T., (2020). Consultation on Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property

Sarid, E., Katz, A. and Marinett, M., (2018). Options for Reform to the Copyright Board of Canada

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