Mark Cole has been an Associate Professor of Law (Law of the New Information Technologies, Media and Communications Law) at the University of Luxembourg since March 2007. He specialises in Media Law, covering both traditional mass media as well as the law of the new information technologies. Of British origin (born 1972), he grew up in Switzerland and Germany where he studied law and political science. He holds a doctorate from the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz (2003) where he was research assistant from 1999 to 2002 and again from 2005 to 2007 at the Chair in Public Law, International and European Law, Media Law. Additionally, he holds both German State Examinations in Law. He gained practical experience in media law at the DG Competition of the European Commission, a law office specialising in Intellectual Property Law and the legal department of a television broadcasting company. For three years he was Researcher at the Mainz Media Institute where he still teaches a class on European Media Law in the LL.M.-programme on Media Law. From 2005 to 2007 he was lecturer for Media Law in the Media Sciences course of the Technical University Braunschweig and since 2005 he works in the advanced training programme for government employees of the European School of Governance (Berlin) covering all areas of European Law.
Mark Cole has published, given guest lectures in many European countries and the U.S. and participated in conferences, not only on subjects of Media Law, but also Public International Law, European Law and Constitutional Law.
In addition to the information to be found here on the research project further details can be found via www.medialaw.lu.