Brussels School of International Studies

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Jake Slosser

PhD student

Brussels School of International Studies

Jake Slosser is currently reading for a PhD in Law

Jake Slosser started his PhD in Law in September 2014. Prior to this he earned his LLM in International Law and International Relations at the University of Kent, Brussels School of International Studies (BSIS) with Distinction. Before BSIS, Jake studied at the University of Sydney, Australia. He is originally from Los Angeles, California.

His research interests include: Digital information law, internet law, privacy law, intellectual property law, legal ambiguity, legal categories, judicial interpretation, analogy and metaphor, cognitive linguistics, and the intersection of Cognitive Science and Law.

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The working title of Jake’s PhD is: “On the Use of Cognitive Linguistics to Explore Legal Categories: Judicial Interpretation in the European Court of Justice’s Conception of Digital Information and Privacy.” He focuses on conceptual change in precedent in the European Court of Justice by using cognitive linguistics, namely conceptual metaphor theory, applied to digital privacy law.

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Jake is currently the coordinator of Fundamentals of Dissertation and Research, and has taught in Negotiation and Mediation.

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Last Updated: 08/09/2016