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Alia Kahwaji

Associate Tutor

  • LAW

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Alia is a postgraduate researcher at the University of East Anglia, who holds an LLM degree specialising in intellectual property, information technology, and media law.

Her Doctoral Research delves into the Patent system examination guidelines and the theoretical underpinnings of the patent system in assessing Artificial Intelligence-related inventions. Alia's work is distinguished by bringing insights from multiple jurisdictions, and it is contextualised around the impact of innovation policies on the public good. 


Research Group or Lab Membership

IP/Media Law Research Group

Center for Competition Policy

Teaching Interests

Alia has experience in teaching a first-year core module on Constitutional and Administrative Law, as well as marking assessment papers and mentoring students. She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure