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Dr Peter Coe

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Peter Coe

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Responsibilities

Dr Peter Coe currently teaches the following LLB modules:

  • Technology, Privacy and Internet Regulation
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminology
  • Criminal Justice
  • General Introduction to Law

Areas of Interest

My research interests fall within the field of Media Law. Specifically, I am fascinated by: (i) citizen journalism's interaction with free speech, media freedom and media regulation and the concepts of privacy and reputation; (ii) defamation and the protection of corporate reputation; (iii) media power and plurality, the role the media plays within society and its impact on democracy. My research is comparative and theoretical in nature. It draws on scholarship and jurisprudence from a number of jurisdictions, including the United States and Australia, and is heavily influenced by free speech theory, privacy theory, legal theory, regulatory theory and political and moral philosophy.

PhD supervision

I welcome expressions of interest for prospective PhD students in my areas of interest, and the field of Media Law more broadly.

Memberships and appointments

  • Advisor to the University of East London's Online Harms and Cyber Crime Unit
  • Research Associate, Information Law and Policy Centre, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London
  • Editor-in-chief of Communications Law
  • Member of the Editorial Board of In Medias Res
  • Member of the Bar of England and Wales
  • Member and Lord Denning Scholar and Hardwicke Entrance Scholar of Lincoln's Inn
  • Academic Associate Member of East Anglian Chambers
  • Chair of IMPRESS Advisory Group on regulating new and emerging news publishers
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Convenor of the Media and Communications Law Section, Society of Legal Scholars

Research groups / Centres

Publications

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Further Publications

OTHER MEDIA/INDUSTRY PUBLICATIONS

CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

  • Coe, P (2020) 'Social media, citizen journalism and increased access to the public sphere: a new reality for free speech or just an illusion?' Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, University of Exeter
  • Coe, P Chair of 'Data Protection and the Rule of Law' panel, IALS Information Law and Policy Centre Annual Conference, 22nd November 2019
  • Coe, P 'Defamation and corporate reputation: analysis of the 'seriously flawed' serious financial loss requirement and concepts of reputation' Current Issues in Comparative Privacy and Defamation Law Conference, University of Leeds, 8th and 9th April 2019
  • Coe, P Panel member discussing citizen journalism, freedom of expression and the Data Protection Act 2018 journalistic exemption, BBC, 1st April 2019
  • Coe, P 'Mind the Gap: a blueprint for a new regulatory framework that effectively captures citizen journalists' IALS Information Law and Policy Centre Evening Seminar Series, 28th February 2019
  • Coe, P Chair of 'AI, Decision-Making, and Trust' panel, IALS Information Law and Policy Centre Annual Conference, 23rd November 2018
  • Coe, P 'GDPR: ethics and application' Housing Data & Analytics Summit, Birmingham, October 2018
  • Coe, P 'You cannot be serious! An analysis of UK defamation law, and the serious harm and serious financial loss requirements, post-Defamation Act 2013' Guest Lecture, University of Sydney Europe, Media Law: Comparative Perspectives, Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge, 9th July 2018
  • Coe, P '(Re)embracing social responsibility theory as a basis for free speech: shifting the normative paradigm for a modern media', Joining The Circle: capturing the zeitgeist of 'Big Tech' companies, social media speech and privacy conference, Inner Temple, 23rd May 2018
  • Coe, P '#birdsandthebees: the social media paradox - an intersection with the Criminal Law', Invited Guest Lecture, University of Winchester, 2nd March 2016
  • Coe, P '#birdsandthebees: a 'green cross code' for using social media', Inside Aston Conference, Aston University, 20th January 2016
  • Coe, P 'A Seismic shift? An evaluation of the impact of new media on perceptions of freedom of expression and privacy', Amsterdam Privacy Conference, University of Amsterdam, October 2015
  • Coe, P and Dagilyte, E 'Developing professionalism via take-home exams: Assessment for learning in law studies', 50 Years of Assessment in Legal Education, Association of Law Teachers and Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, January 2015
  • Coe, P Panel member discussing social media's interaction with the law: Addleshaw Goddard, London, December 2014
  • Coe, P 'The Defamation Act 2013: We Need to Talk about Corporate Reputation', Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference Media and Communications Section, September 2014
  • Coe, P and Dagilyte, E 'Professionalism in law degrees: Chartering the territory between liberal education and legal services', Institute of Advanced Legal Studies WG Hart Workshop, June 2014
  • Coe, P and Dagilyte, E 'Professionalism in higher education: Important not only for lawyers', Association of Law Teachers (ALT) Annual Conference, Leeds, April 2014
  • Coe, P and Dagilyte, E 'Teaching Professionalism through assessment: A case for take-home exams in law studies', ALT Annual Conference, Nottingham Trent University, March 2013; Buckinghamshire New University Scholarship in Action Conference, February 2013
  • Coe, P Dagilyte, E and Mosesson, L 'Professional Development and the LLB', ALT Annual Conference, Nottingham Trent University, March 2013
  • Coe, P and Mosesson, L 'Teaching and assessing mooting and negotiation as part of an LLB', ALT Annual Conference, University of Oxford, April 2012

CONFERENCE ORGANISATION

  • Joining The Circle: capturing the zeitgeist of 'Big Tech' companies, social media speech and privacy panel session, Inner Temple, 23rd May 2018

FUNDING AWARDS

  • Funding awarded November 2017: £2,972.00 from Inner Temple.

SELECTED BOOK REVIEWS

  • Coe, P (2020) review of Smith, G (ed), Internet Law and Regulation, Sweet & Maxwell, 2020 in Communications Law 25(3) 168
  • Coe, P (2020) review of Rolph, D (ed), Landmark Cass in Defamation Law, Hart Publishing, 2019 in Communications Law 25(3) 167.
  • Coe, P (2020) review of Monti, A and Wacks, R Protecting Personal Information: The Right to Privacy Reconsidered, Hart Publishing, 2019 in Entertainment Law Review 31(3) 118.
  • Coe, P (2020) review of Koltay, A New Media and Freedom of Expression, (Hart Publishing, 2019) in Journal of Media Law (published online on 6th January 2020 doi.org/10.1080/17577632.2019.1708010)
  • Coe, P review of Rowbottom, J Media Law (Hart Publishing, 2018) in Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly (2018) 69(4) 559-560.
  • Coe, P review of Tomlinson, H QC and Vassall-Adams, G QC (eds), Online Publication Claims: A Practical Guide (Matrix Chambers, 2017) in Entertainment Law Review (2018) 29(6) 198
  • Coe, P review of Oster, J Media Freedom as a Fundamental Right (Cambridge University Press, 2015) in Entertainment Law Review (2018) 29(3) 100
  • Coe, P review of Mac Síthigh, D Medium Law (Routledge, 2018) in Entertainment Law Review (2018) 29(6), 100
  • Coe, P review of Mangan, D and Gillies, L (eds), The Legal Challenges of Social Media (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017) in Entertainment Law Review (2017) 28(8) 283
  • Coe, P review of Weisenhaus, D and Young, S (eds), Media Law and Policy in the Internet Age (Hart Publishing, 2016) in Entertainment Law Review (2017) 28(5) 186
  • Coe, P review of Barendt, E Anonymous Speech Literature, Law and Politics (Hart Publishing, 2016) in Communications Law (2016) 21.3, 98-134, 130

Qualifications

LLB(Hons), LLM by research, PhD, PGCTLHE, SFHEA, Barrister

BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS

I am a Lecturer in Law specialising in Media Law and Criminal Law. I have been a member of the Law School since September 2019. Prior to this, I was a practising barrister specialising in privacy, defamation and reputation management, having been Called to Bar by Lincoln's Inn in 2007 as a Lord Denning Scholar and Hardwicke Entrance Scholar. I have also held a Senior Lectureship in Law at Aston University, where I taught Media Law and Criminal Law. Whilst at Aston I held a number of academic management and administrative positions relating to research and teaching, including the LLB Course Directorship from 2014 to 2017, and managing the Law School's employability initiatives.

My primary research interests are: (i) citizen journalism's impact on free speech, media freedom and regulation and the concepts of privacy and reputation; (ii) defamation and the protection of corporate reputation; (iii) media power and plurality, the role the media plays within society and its impact on democracy. My work in these areas has been published in leading journals such as Legal Studies, the University of Melbourne's Media & Arts Law Review, the Journal of Business Law and Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, amongst others. It has been referred to by the Scottish Law Commission and has been used by IMPRESS (the Press Recognition Panel-approved regulator) to inform its work on press regulation. I write for practitioner and media outlets, such as the New Law Journal, The Independent, The Conversation and Inforrm, and I am regularly invited to speak to the media, at conferences and to give guest lectures to academics, non-academics and policy makers.

My research led to me being invited to join the Information Law and Policy Centre at the University of London's Institute of Advanced Legal Studies as a Research Associate in May 2018, and in 2020 I was appointed as an Advisor to the University of East London's Online Harms and Cyber Crime Unit. My work on citizen journalism, media freedom and regulation has led to me helping to set up, and lead, a new IMPRESS Advisory Group that has been established to provide expert guidance to the regulator on the creation and operation of a new regulatory scheme for traditional and new and emerging news publishers.

Since August 2019 I have been Editor-in-Chief of Communications Law (Bloomsbury Press), one of the leading specialist journals devoted to media and technology law. I am also the author of the 'In Brief' section of the journal. Prior to taking over the Editorship of the journal I was a member of its Editorial Board. Additionally, I sit on the Editorial Board of the leading European Media Law journal, In Medias Res (Wolters Kluwer).

I am an Academic Associate Member of East Anglian Chambers and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. From 2017 to 2020 I was a member of the Executive Committee of the Society of Legal Scholars, and in 2020 I became the Convenor of the Society's Media and Communications Law subject section.

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