Dr Nicholas Gervassis

Dr Nicholas Gervassis

Lecturer in Law

School of Law, Criminology and Government (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)




PhD in Law (University of Edinburgh)

LLM in Innovation, Technology and the Law (University of Edinburgh)

LLB (Hons) (Demokritos University of Thrace, Greece)

FHEA (Fellow of The Higher Education Academy)

Professional membership

  • The Society of Legal Scholars
  • Society for Computers and Law
  • British and Irish law education and technology association
  • International Association of Legal and Social Philosophy 
  • Socio-Legal Studies Association 
  • Global Internet Governance Academic Network 
  • Open Rights Group Academic Network



Research interests

Law & Society
Information Technology Law, Digital Rights
Intellectual Property Law
Corporate Social Responsibility
Human Rights & Civil Liberties



Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Gervassis N (2020) 'Information biopolitics: copyright law and the regulation of life in the network society' International Review of Law, Computers & Technology 1-24 , DOI Open access
Gervassis N & Voyatzis Hernandez XP (2017) 'Back to (con)textuality: using chat services to teach legal reasoning' European Journal of Law and Technology 8, (1) Publisher Site Open access
Gervassis N (2012) 'The Dehumanisation of Law: Digital Reflections' European Journal of Law and Technology 3, (3) Publisher Site
Gervassis N (2007) 'The 20 Questions Game - The Journey to Personhood' Masaryk University Journal of Law and Technology 1, (1) 155-185 Publisher Site
Gervassis N (2004) 'In Search of the Value of Online Electronic Personae: Commercial MMORPGs and the Terms of Participation in Virtual Communities' Journal of Information, Law and Technology 3, Publisher Site
Gervassis NJ (2004) 'From Laws for Cyberspace to Cyber Laws (literally): Integration of Legal Norms into Internet Protocols and Law for Closed Digital Management Communities' SCRIPT-ed 1, (2) 259-271 , DOI
Brown A, Gervassis NJ & Mukonoweshuro R (2018) 'Corporate social responsibility, intellectual property and the creative industries' in Brown A; Waelde C Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and Creative Industries Edward Elgar Publishing 326-348 , DOI
Conference Papers
Gervassis N & Schäfer B (2004) 'How to Derive an ‘Ought’ from a ‘Can not’: Virtual Laws, Artificial Societies and the Idea of Designing out Crime in Cyberspace' Cyberspace 2004 Conference, Brno, Czech Republic