2020 applicants

Dr Eden Sarid

School of Law
Dr Eden Sarid



Dr. Eden Sarid is a lecturer at the School of Law. His research interests include Intellectual Property, Law and Technology, Property Law, and Cultural Heritage Law. Dr. Sarid's current research explores creative industries that do not employ intellectual property laws to govern innovation; countercultural creative groups; and the impact of copyright licensing on creative output. 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, and was awarded the Chevening Scholarship by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He received his LLB from the Hebrew University Faculty of Law together with the University's Honours Program for exceptional students in the Humanities. Dr. Sarid’s academic and advocacy work are committed to the public interest. Dr. Sarid participated in advisory work to various organisations and policy-makers including the Canadian Government and the Government of Ontario. 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 Bachelor's in the Humanities Hebrew University of Jerusalem, (2010)


University of Essex

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

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Legal Skills (LW105)

  • Foundations of the Law of Obligations (LW108)

  • Foundations of Property Law (LW109)

  • Final Year Research Project (LW304)


Journal articles (3)

Sarid, E. and Ben-Zvi, O., (2018). Legal Scholarship as Spectacular Failure. Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities. 30, 1-24

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, 133-179

Reports and Papers (2)

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

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


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