Julia Schur, a U.S. Attorney (Massachusetts), based in Smart & Biggar’s Montreal office, brings to the firm her experience at the intersection of intellectual property law and technology.
Julia completed her Juris Doctor at the Boston University School of Law. As a student she was the recipient of numerous awards and accolades for her academic achievements. In addition to her academic success, Julia also participated in the Homer Albers Honors Moot Court (Spring 2019), served as President of the IP Law Society and worked as a researcher to Prof. Danielle Citron—who was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2019—in the field of privacy law, First Amendment and Civil rights.
During her legal studies, Julia joined the Boston University/MIT technology clinic as a student attorney. In this role she advised cutting edge start-ups on matters ranging from regulatory compliance to trademark law, copyright and data privacy. She also assisted in drafting a Freedom Of Information Act appeal against a U.S. intelligence agency, drafted beta tester agreements and performed pre-publication legal review of an article on AI and facial recognition. Currently, Julia is a legal fellow for the U.S. based Cyber Civil Rights Initiative, where she assists with legal research to support the drafting of new reforms to protect victims of cybercrimes.
Julia was born and raised in Paris, France and obtained her International Baccaloreat diploma. She earned an undergraduate degree in journalism and political science from Sarah Lawrence College, where she was awarded with the Barbara Walters Excellence Award recognizing the highest achieving students in media-related studies.
Prior to law school she interned for a Judge at the New York Supreme Court and assisted with human trafficking cases and drafted bench memos.