Jessica Lake is a Lecturer in Law at Swinburne University of Technology.

In 2013, she completed her PhD degree at the University of Melbourne ('Privacy and the Pictures: the photographed and filmed (women) who forged a right to privacy in the United States, 1880-1950). She has published her research (in the fields of privacy law, media law, film studies and American legal history) in journals and newspapers in Australia and the United States. Her forthcoming book, 'The Face that Launched a Thousand Lawsuits', based upon her PhD thesis, will be published by Yale University Press in 2016.

She is also a qualified lawyer, and practised for many years in the area of media law and commercial litigation.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Law, Swinburne University of Technology