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Mr Mitchell Longan

Post:Doctoral Tutor (Law)
Other posts:Research student (Law)
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I began my undergraduate studies at the Savannah College of Art and design before ultimately transfering to Mercer University and graduating with a B.A. in Psychology and Studio Art with a painting and printmaking emphasis. After university I spent a year working as an artist before enrolling in law school at Tulane University. In law school I focused my studies on aspects of the law that intersected with the creative world- intellectual property, cultural heritage, copyright, and entertainment law. While attending law school I worked for an appelate judge, the Cambodian government, a private law firm, and a non-profit that provided free legal aid to local creatives who could not afford representation. 

I came directly to Sussex after finishing my J.D. with the intent to further my existing research in copyright law and user-generated content. 


Doctoral Researcher

Doctoral Tutor 


Current: Ph.D. in Law Studies - Ongoing - University of Sussex - Brighton, England

2013-2016- J.D. - Tulane University School of Law - New Orleans, LA, U.S.A.

2010-2012 - B.A. in Psychology and Studio Art - 2012 - Mercer University - Macon, GA, U.S.A.




I have presented the following papers at conferences and workshops:

Aesthetics of Technology, Copyright, and Content- Art and Law Research Cluster, PhD Workshop: University of Sussex- March, 2017

The Revolution of User-Generated Content: A Critical Analysis of the Inadequacy of Fair Dealings in the United Kingdom with Respect to User-Generated Content Through Comparison to Legal Counterparts in The United States and Canada - Billeta Conference - April 2017, Queen Mary Graduate Law Conference - June, 2017

Take us to Red Alert: How Tolerated Use has Become the New Norm of Copyright Regulation for Fan Works Through the Scope of the Axanar Case and Others - GIKII 2017

Private Sector Solutions as Copyright’s Crutch: The Creative Commons and Tolerated Use - Bileta Conference- April, 2018,  IP in Transitions: (Re)Imagining Intellectual Property, University of Exeter- April, 2018