Prof. John Brown. A Visiting Professor of Law/Canada. UNILAK-Rwanda

Prof. John Brown is a Professor of Law at Queen’s University in Canada. He holds a BA (Honours Economics), University of Cambridge, LLB, University of British Columbia, LLM, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, PhD. In Law, University of Washington.


He is a Member of Council, Law Society of Cambridge, Member of Law Society of Quebec, 2006–2015 (practising). Member, Law Society of British Columbia, 1997– (currently non-practising).

Employment, Appointments & Distinctions.

Professor July 2015–June 2023

University of Washington. Associate Professor, Tenured, July 2012–June 2015.

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, October 2009 to June 2012.


Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA. Research Fellow (2004-2006).

Led team researching Internet filtering laws, technology, and practices by states worldwide. Analyzed empirical data from testing of countries’ filtering systems. Led drafting and editing of reports on Internet censorship as a member of the OpenNet Initiative.

Researched and co-authored paper on the legal implications of Internet filtering.

Member, Public-Private Working Group on International Drug Trafficking to Youth on the Internet (2005-2006).

Representative to Technical Advisory Committee, Human Rights in China (2004-2005).