Mahar grad earns British honor

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Barbara Lauriat

(Submitted photo) Barbara Lauriat

NEW SALEM — King’s College law professor Barbara Lauriat, a 1998 Mahar Regional High School graduate, was one of four scholars to be appointed to the prestigious Academic Fellows of the Honorable Society of the Inner Temple in the United Kingdom recently.

Lauriat is currently lecturer in law at King’s College London, where she teaches intellectual property law subjects. Her research is focused on copyright history, the relationship between copyright and political ideologies, and the influence of creators on legal developments. Besides academic writings, she has published articles in The Times of London and has appeared on television and radio.

Lauriat received undergraduate and graduate degrees at Boston University, before completing her doctorate at Balliol College, Oxford. She was a law clerk to the New Hampshire Superior Court, a visiting scholar at the University of British Columbia and had worked with the law faculty member at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford. She is currently a Global Fellow at the New York University School of Law.

According to her mother, Genie Casey, Lauriat grew up in New Salem and gives New Salem as her permanent address in the United States. However, she lives in London.

Her parents are Genie and Brian Casey of New Salem, and George and Carole Lauriat of Carver.

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