Argyri Panezi

Canada Research Chair in Digital Information Law and Policy


Law, Faculty of

Room 214B

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Research interests

  • Law and technology
  • Access to justice
  • Cybersecurity
  • Intellectual property


Dr. Panezi joined UNB Faculty of Law in 2023, after being awarded the Canada Research Chair in Digital Information Law and Policy (Tier 2). She holds a law degree from the University of Athens, an LL.M. from Harvard Law School and a Ph.D. from the European University Institute.

She is also an affiliated member of the Digital Civil Society Lab at Stanford University, where she conducted post-doctoral work, at the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for Law and Automation (Lawtomation) at IE Law School where she taught since 2019, and recently at the Canadian Institute for Cybersecurity (CIC) at the University of New Brunswick.

Argyri's research explores the effects that disruptive technologies have on citizens, institutions and the law. She has been writing about legal challenges associated with the digital transformation of cultural heritage institutions, the digital transformation of justice institutions, Law and AI and about privacy challenges in the Web3 era.

At UNB Law she directs the recently established Legal Innovation Laboratory. Together with her research team, she studies participatory policy-making methods in e-justice design to enhance access to justice for underserved communities, especially in remote and rural areas. The team focuses on bilingual and multilingual communities in the Atlantic Canada region. They are also exploring how to resolve some of the tensions that are arising from the digitization of justice systems, such as privacy, security and accessibility.

Courses taught

  • Technology law and policy
  • Law and cybersecurity semina

Selected publications

Anidjar L., Nizan Geslevich Packin and Argyri Panezi, The Matrix of Privacy: Data Infrastructure in the AI-Powered Metaverse, Harvard Law and Policy Review (forthcoming) Featured on Oxford Business Law Blog (April 05, 2023).

Argyri Panezi and Natasha Krause, In the Pandemic We Trust: Emergency-driven Judicial Reforms Around the EU Courts, The Digital Constitutionalist (February 22, 2023).

Argyri Panezi, E-Justice in Spain: Realities and Expectations, Medium (January 03, 2022).

Argyri Panezi, A Public Service Role for Digital Libraries: A Case of Emergency Electronic Access to Library Material and the Unequal Battle Against (Online) Misinformation Through Copyright Law Reform, 31 Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy 31 (2021): 65.

Argyri Panezi, Could Tech Expand Our Understanding of Jurisdiction? The Future of Opportunity – Perspectives on the Transformation of Legal Services (LawIT, 2021).

Argyri Panezi, Liability Rules for AI-facilitated Wrongs: An Ecosystem Approach, in AI and the Law, Kluwer (Pablo García Mexía, Francisco Pérez Bes, eds. 2021).

Argyri Panezi, Digital Infrastructure in Times of Crisis, Digital Impact (June 02, 2020).

Ria Kalluri, R., Lauren Gillespie, Agata Foryciarz, Wren Elhai, Sanjana Srivastava, Argyri Panezi, and Lisa Einstein, If We’re Not Careful, Tech Could Hurt the Fight against COVID-19, Scientific American (May 18, 2020).

Jimena López-Navarro and Argyri Panezi, Our Increased Reliance on Digital Platforms During COVID-19 and Beyond, LawAhead (May 05, 2020).

Argyri Panezi, Treating Data as Property in the Context of AI? Be Careful What You Wish For..., Artificial Lawyer, (November 27, 2019).

Argyri Panezi, The Role of Natural Language in Driving Innovation in the Legal Sector, Legal Business World (July 03, 2019).

Argyri Panezi, Europe’s New Renaissance: New Policies and Rules for Cultural Preservation and Access to European Cultural Heritage, 24 Columbia Journal of European Law 3 (2018): 596.

Argyri Panezi, Libraries in the Digital Renaissance – Law and Policy for Book Digitization, Diss. 2017 (European University Institute, Cadmus Repository).