Pinar Oruc


  • Lecturer in Commercial Law, Law
  • Williamson Building 3.28

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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 part-time 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 for the H2020 project ‘reCreating Europe: Rethinking digital copyright law for a culturally diverse, accessible, creative Europe’. Pinar's 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.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Fellow of Higher Education Academy

Istanbul Bar Association (Avukat)

Research interests

Pinar’s research focuses on intellectual property law, especially copyright, and its intersection with technology, cultural property law, art law and Indigenous rights. (open to PhD supervision in these areas).


LAWS70101 Intellectual Property Law (LLM)

LAWS70261 Trade Mark Law & Policy (LLM)

LAWS70271 Patent Law & Policy (LLM)

LAWS30322 Intellectual Property Law (LLB)

Office hours

Thursdays 1-2 (in person)

Thursdays 2-3 (online)

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures


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