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Ontario researcher wins U.K. award

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 2:48 PM | By Carolyn Gruske

David Mangan has won the U.K. Society of Legal Scholars' Best Paper Prize.

His work, Reconsidering Defamation as a 21st Century Tort was based on work commissioned by the Law Commission of Ontario on behalf of its Defamation Law in the Internet Age project. Currently, all of the project's papers are open for public comment, although the official launch of the consultation process will occur on Nov. 6 with a public lecture.

Mangan teaches the law of obligation course at Osgoode Hall and is an assistant professor (lecturer) at City, University of London (U.K.).

His research focuses on application of contract and tort in employment and information technology settings as well as issues pertaining to reputation and professional work. Most recently, he co-edited the book The Legal Challenges of Social Media, with Lorna E. Gillies. It was published this year.