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Professor Uta Kohl BA/LLB (Hons) (University of Tasmania), Diploma in Legal Practice (ANU), PhD (University of Canberra)

Professor of Commercial Law

Professor Uta Kohl

I joined Southampton Law School in 2018 after having worked at the Department of Law and Criminology of Aberystwyth University for quite a few years. I received my BA/LLB (Hons) from the University of Tasmania (1997), my Diploma of Legal Practice from the ANU (1998) and my PhD from the University of Canberra (2003). I have written extensively on internet governance issues, including the monograph Jurisdiction and the Internet (CUP, 2007), the edited collection The Net and the Nation State (CUP, 2017) and the co-authored textbook Information Technology Law (5thed, Routledge, 2016), as well as on corporate governance, e.g. ‘Territoriality and Globalization’ in the Oxford Handbook on Jurisdiction (2018). I organised a Google-sponsored symposium on internet jurisdiction in 2014,  and have been the co-opted Human Rights Trustee on the Board of the Internet Watch Foundation since 2014. 


Research interests

My research interests lie in two broad areas: internet governance and corporate governance, with particular focus on their international dimensions. I have written on online jurisdiction in public and private international law, intermediary liability, the regulation of online speech as well as corporate human rights abuses and on jurisdiction  in the context of multinational corporations. I am also interested in the interactions of statehood or territoriality and transnational corporations or globalization, both in the offline and online context, and the interdisciplinary conversations around those topics. 

I welcome PhD applications on any of the above and related areas. 


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Module coordinator and lecturer of

  • Introduction to Commercial Law (UG)
  • Foundations of Data Protection Law (UG)
  • Commercial Conflict of Laws (PG)
  • Corporate Governance: Regulating Boards of Directors (PG)
Professor Uta Kohl
Southampton Law School, Building 4 University of Southampton Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ UK

Room Number : 4/3011

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