FIMS Profile

Samuel E. Trosow
Associate Professor

FIMS & Nursing Building Room 4044
Phone: 519-661-2111 x88498

University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B7
Fax: 519-661-3506
  • About Me

I am jointly appointed to the Faculty of Information and Media Studies (FIMS) and to the Faculty of Law. I previously served as a Network Investigator and Theme Leader with the GRAND NCE.

At FIMS I have taught Perspectives in LIS, Information Policy, Legal Issues for Information Professionals, Legal Information Sources and Services, International Documents, Political Economy of Information and a graduate seminar "Copyright, Creativity, Technology and the Music Industry"

At the law school, I have taught Intellectual Property, International Intellectual Property, Information Law, Advanced Copyright Seminar, Music Copyright, Comparative Copyright, Media Law, Urban Law, and the Graduate Seminar in Legal Theory.

In 2012-13 I will be teaching Perspectives in LIS and an undergraduate version of Copyright, Creativity, Technology and the Music Industry (to be jointly listed between Music and MIT). In the law school I will be teaching Media Law and Comparative Copyright.

Before coming to Western, I was a law librarian at the Boalt Hall Law Library at the University of California at Berkeley and before that I was in private law practice in California. My doctoral work in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA focused on information policy issues.

During the 2007-08 year I served as the Visiting Faculty Scholar-in-Residence at the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) in Ottawa and also served as a member of CAUT's Librarians' Committee. I have previously served on the Copyright Committees of the American Association of Law Libraries and the Canadian Library Association.

I maintain a website at: and frequently post to twitter @strosow .