Philip Leith is Professor of Law at Queen's University Belfast. He has degrees in sociology, systems analysis, computer science and law. He is author of number of books, articles and chapters in scholarly journals and books covering a variety of topics including computer science, jurisprudence, intellectual property and eGovernment. He has undertaken research in litigation in Intellectual Property (funded by the Leverhulme Trust), definition of software patents (ESRC funded), expanding the legal information marketplace as part of an eContent project (EU funded) and privacy/data protection and trust issues in eGovernment.
• LEITH, P., Software and Patents in Europe, Cambridge University Press, 2007.
• LEITH, P., Propensity to Apply for Judicial Office under the new Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments System: a qualitative study for the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission, Queen's University, 2009 (with M.Lynch, L. Glennon, B.Dickson, S.Wheeler).
• LEITH, P., The Socio-legal Context of Privacy, International Journal of Law in Context (2006), 2:2:105-136 Cambridge University Press
• LEITH, P., Squeezing Information out of the Information Commissioner: mapping and measuring through on–line public registers, (2006) 3:4 SCRIPT-ed 389.
• LEITH, P., New Technology and Researchers’ Access to Court and Tribunal Information: the need for European analysis (with Maeve McDonagh), Volume 6, Issue 1, April 2009