Mackenzie Common

PhD Student in Law

Department of Law

About me

Thesis title

'Can the law effectively address online extremist content?' [provisional]


Professor Conor Gearty and Professor Andrew Murray

Research interests

ICT Media and Communications Regulation (specifically Internet law); Human Rights; Terrorism and National security 

MacKenzie Common holds a B.A. (Honours) in Political Science from the University of Guelph (Canada) where she graduated with Distinction in 2011. She earned her LLB (Graduate Entry) from City University in 2013 and her LLM from the University of Cambridge in 2015, where she was a blog editor on the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law. MacKenzie has worked at the Conduct and Discipline Unit, a specialized unit in the United Nations Department of Field Support which handles criminal complaints against peacekeepers and civilian staff working on peacekeeping missions. While at the CDU, she drafted a handbook on investigation procedure and evidentiary standards to be disseminated to all of the peacekeeping missions around the world. In 2013, MacKenzie worked in the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). MacKenzie also worked for the Nanaimo Crown Attorney's Office in Nanaimo, British Columbia and the Law Society in London, England.