Andrea Wallace

Room 505, CREATe
10 The Square
University of Glasgow
Glasgow G12 8QQ

PhD Topic

Claiming Surrogate IP Rights: When Cultural Institutions Repossess the Public Domain


Professor Martin Kretschmer
Dr Kristofer Erickson

Andrea joined the University of Glasgow School of Law in September 2014 as a Postgraduate Researcher and Ph.D. Candidate in Cultural Heritage Law for the CREATe Research Councils UK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy. Working closely with the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh, Andrea’s research considers how cultural heritage institutions within the public sector have responded to the increasing need to engage in commercialization activities during a time of economic recession. Her research examines the impact of technology on the public domain, examines the obstacles and opportunities generated by the digital realm, and it proposes recommendations for the legal, cultural, and ethical issues that continue to challenge cultural institutions.

Andrea previously received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and worked professionally as a graphic designer for five years. In 2014, Andrea graduated from DePaul University College of Law, magna cum laude, and received a joint LL.M. degree in European Business Law, cum laude, from Radboud University in the Netherlands. Andrea’s LL.M. thesis traced the development of the Artist Resale Royalty Right in the EU and the legislative attempts in the US, focusing on recent global market data revealing the right’s impact and evaluating the interests of the three actors implicated in the debate: the commercial actor, the legal actor, and the creative actor.

Andrea is also a registered attorney with the Illinois Bar.

  • Cultural and museum studies
  • Policy, Arts Management and Creative Industries
  • Law and legal studies
  • Library and information studies

DePaul University College of Law, Teaching Assistant to Professor Zoe Robinson in Torts and Constitutional Law 2012-2014 


Copyright & Cultural Institutions Seminar, University of Glasgow, August 2015

Introduction to Patent Law Seminar, University of Glasgow, February 2015


B.F.A., emphasis in Visual Communications, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2006

CALI Award for Highest Exam in Art and the Law, DePaul University College of Law, 2013

The Rosenthal Art & Cultural Heritage Law Scholarship, Center for Art & Cultural Heritage Law, DePaul University College of Law, 2013

J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Chapter of the Order of the Barristers, DePaul University College of Law, 2014

LL.M., cum laude, Radboud University, Nijmegen, 2014


Sponsor/funding body

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

Journal Articles

Patriotic Racism: an investigation into judicial rhetoric and the continued legal divestiture of Native American rights, 8 DePaul Journal for Social Justice 91-145 (2014) 

Conference papers

Claiming Surrogate IP Rights: When Cultural Institutions Repossess the Public Domain, European Policy for Intellectual Property (EPIP) 10th Annual Conference, Glasgow, September 2015

Claiming Surrogate IP Rights: When Cultural Institutions Repossess the Public Domain, Intellectual Property Scholars Conference (IPSC), Chicago, August 2015

Copyright: a problem collection for Cultural Institutions, Beautiful Data II Workshop, metaLAB at Harvard University, Cambridge, July 2015

Claiming Surrogate IP Rights: When Cultural Institutions Repossess the Public Domain, The New IP Lawyers Conference: Who Owns the Arts and Sciences?, University of Exeter, June 2015

The Café as an Alternative Cultural Institution: A Study of the Café’s Emergence as a Cultural Venue, 4th International Contemporary Arts Conference, Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center (DAKAM), June 2015

Comparative Ethical Obligations of Cultural Institutions, Law & Culture Workshop, The University of Lausanne, November 2014