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Danilo Mandic is Senior Lecturer at University of Westminster. 

Danilo holds LLB Legal Studies (Ss Cyril and Methodius), LLM Entertainment Law (Westminster) and PhD in Copyright Law (Westminster). His thesis ‘Copyright and Technology: Hearing the Dissonance’ deployed the notion of ‘noise’ as a methodological tool to critically challenge the copyright paradigm but also to investigate and comprehend the intrinsic relationship between copyright and technology. He also held a Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellow post before joining the Westminster Law School. 

Danilo’s engagement with the study of law and its interactions with humanities is a strong aspect of his research and teaching activity. His current research looks at the relationship between law and sound and investigates the extent to which the quality of sound informs new methodological approaches for hearing, understanding, and thinking about law. In addition to this, his focus is copyright law, art and law, law and the senses, and law and popular culture. 

Danilo teaches across different undergraduate and postgraduate modules.  He is Module Leader for Law and Social Media (LLB) and Co-Module leader for Globalisation: Politics, Law and the Arts (BA). On the LLM, he is Module Leader for Law of Digital Entertainment and Social Media. He is also supervising a number of LLM dissertations and PhD students, and is Deputy Course Leader for LLM Entertainment Law. 

Teaching

Danilo is Module Leader for Law and Social Media Law (LLB) and Co-module Leader for Globalisation: Politics, Law and the Arts (BA). He also contributes to a range of undergraduate LLB modules: Entertainment Law; Contracts: Law and Practice; Law and Culture; People, Culture and Property; and Civil Law and Legal Systems. 

On the LLM, he is a Module Leader for Law of Digital Entertainment and Social Media, and he is also supervising a number of LLM dissertations. 

Danilo is currently supervising the following PhD students:

Zöe Wintersol (Copyright and Videogames) 

Mohamad Safa (Aural Trauma and Sound Jurisprudence in War times) [as a second supervisor] 

Danilo welcomes PhD proposals from students interested in the research areas, including but not limited to Intellectual Property Law, Law and Art, Cultural Heritage, Law and Sound, Law and Theory, Michel Serres, Sensory Jurisprudence, Law and Humanities, Popular Culture.  

Research

Danilo’s research interests include intellectual property law, art law, law and sound, law and technology, aesthetics of law, sound studies, and popular culture. His research is particularly focused on copyright and its intersection with digital technology and art practices, as well is investigating new conceptual and methodological frameworks to critically think about copyright law. His work is situated within the intersections of law and humanities, with a particular interest in the processes of knowledge formation. Danilo’s work has also been engaged with the oeuvre of the French philosopher of science Michel Serres. 

Danilo is also a is one of the co-editors of the Law and the Senses series published by University of Westminster Press (2018-22).

Publications

For details of all my research outputs, visit my WestminsterResearch profile.