Mira is an internationally renowned law professor and expert on copyright law. She holds degrees from McGill University and the University of Paris, a J.D. from Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, an LL.M. from UBC in Vancouver, and a DPhil in Law from Oxford University.
Her publications on copyright law include three books and numerous scholarly articles, articles in popular media, and blogposts on major blog sites. Her book on Moral Rights – which grant authors, artists, and performers the right to attribution and the right to protect their works from harm – is published by Oxford University Press. It is considered a seminal work in the field and is currently pending publication in a new edition.
Mira’s scholarship has shaped India’s leading precedent on the moral rights of authors, Amar Nath Sehgal v. Union of India (2005), and her work led to the reinstatement of perpetual protection for authors’ moral rights in Indian copyright law (2012).
Mira held the Canada Research Chair in Intellectual Property Law at UBC, where she was also a tenured Associate Professor of Law from 2004-11, and she was subsequently appointed Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the University of Glasgow, home of a major inter-university research consortium dedicated to copyright issues, from 2013-17. Mira has been a visiting professor and scholar at universities in many countries, including India, Japan, the UK, Italy, Belgium, and France, and in the United States, at NYU, Case Western Reserve, Stanford, and UC Hastings. She is currently a visiting professor of intellectual property law at UC Davis Law School.
As a consultant, Mira advises start-up companies, law firms, educational institutions, artists, local and national governments, and cultural institutions such as libraries and museums on copyright and trademarks, intellectual property strategy and development, new technologies, and new creative developments in the arts. She is uniquely positioned to advise on international issues.
She welcomes new client inquiries.