Vice Chair, Dean's Council / Instructor, Indigenous Negotiations
David is the President and Chief Operating Officer of Bridging Finance Inc., a private investment management firm based in Toronto. David has two decades of financial services industry experience, in roles such as General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Risk Officer, and previously was the head of investigations for the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada.
Dean and Professor of Law
Mark Walters began his five-year term as Dean of Law on July 1, 2019. He is recognized as one of Canada’s leading scholars in public and constitutional law, legal history and legal theory. Dean Walters has researched and published extensively in these areas, with a special emphasis on the rights of Indigenous peoples, institutional structures and the history of legal ideas.
Sharry Aiken is an Associate Professor at Queen’s Law with a cross appointment to Cultural Studies. She is an expert on immigration and refugee law and has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada in a number of precedent setting immigration cases.
Developer, LSM 810
In 1979 it dawned on newly married Len that a regular job would be a good thing. And what could be more regular than accounting? Price Waterhouse (now PwC) generously gave me a start in the UK and in 1982 I qualified as a chartered accountant. After a couple of years in the UK automotive industry it was time to settle down and start a family, and Canada seemed like a fine place to do that. So, in December 1985 I started with Canadian firm Thorne Riddell which later became KPMG. I became a partner with the firm in 1993.
Martha Bailey is a Professor of Law at Queen’s University, where she teaches Contracts, Family Law, and Conflict of Laws. She has also taught International Family Law in the Osgoode Hall Law School Professional LLM program and Comparative Law in the Bader International Study Centre Global Law Program. She was awarded the LSS Teaching Excellence Award in 2009. She has been a visiting researcher at the University of Iowa, NALSAR University of Law in Hyderabad, India, Melbourne University, Emory Law School, and Vermont Law School.
Beverley Baines is a Professor of Public and Constitutional Law with a passion for illuminating the legal strategies the patriarchal state deploys to deny women their right to equality which is guaranteed in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Her passion dates from her involvement as a feminist constitutional consultant, first to the Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women and then to the Ad Hoc Committee of Women on the Constitution during the Charter debates of 1980-1982.
Nicholas (Nick) Bala is an internationally recognized expert on issues related to children, youth and families in the justice system, and teaches in that area as well as Contract Law.
Anthony Ball is an instructor in Negotiation at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law.
Associate Professor; Director, Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace
Christa Bracci is an instructor in Advanced Legal Research at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law.
Colm Brannigan is an instructor in ADR at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law.
Brian Cameron is an instructor in Personal Injury Advocacy at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law.
Don Carter is an instructor in Collective Agreements & Arbitration at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law.
Professor, MIR Program Director, Faculty of Arts and Science, and Associate Professor Law
Richard Chaykowski received his PhD from Cornell University. Dr. Chaykowski is currently a faculty member in the Faculty of Arts and Science and in the Faculty of Law (cross-appointed) at Queen's University. He has been a Visiting Scholar at the MIT and a visitor at the University of Toronto and at McGill University.
Introduction to Legal Skills & Aboriginal Law
Hugo Choquette has a PhD from the Queen’s Faculty of Law. Before returning to Queen’s Law to pursue graduate studies, he practiced in a small law office in Napanee, Ont. His research interests include language and law, constitutional law, and Aboriginal law. Over the last few years, he has taught introductory law courses both at the Faculty of Law and at Smith School of Business.
Ian Clarke is an instructor in Competition Law at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law.
Sarah Clarke is an instructor in Aboriginal Child Welfare at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.
A tax law scholar and policy consultant, Arthur Cockfield is also known in the classroom as an innovative instructor who weaves narrative elements into his courses.
Justin Connidis is an instructor in Mining Law & Policy at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.
Helen Conway is an instructor in Introduction to Canadian Law at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.
Darryl Cruz is an instructor in Trial Advocacy and Medical Malpractice at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.
Samuel Dahan is a lawyer, an Assistant Professor, Queen’s National Scholar and cross-appointed to the Smith business school and Cornell university law school.
He is the Director of the Conflict Analytics Lab, a global consortium on Data Analytics and AI applied to dispute resolution and negotiation. He is an affiliate faculty member of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and a member of the Legal Incubateur of the Brussels’ Bar.
Paul Davis is an instructor in Contested Transactions at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.
Instructor, LAW 203/703: Workplace Law
Colleen Dempsey is a proud alumna of Queen’s University, having graduated from the Faculty of Law, as well as the Faculty of Arts and Science. Colleen has an extensive background in workplace law.
Since November 2005, she has sat as a Vice-Chair for the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal. Additionally, she provides employment law consulting services and has an Alternative Dispute Resolution practice. Prior to 2005, Colleen was a General Counsel for a Canadian Multi-National Corporation and began her legal career at McCarthy Tétrault in Toronto.
Sunita Doobay is an instructor in Taxation of Trusts & Estates at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law.
Adam Douglas is an instructor in International Investment Law at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law.
Georges Dube is an instructor in Contested Transactions at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law.
Executive Director, Undergraduate and Professional Programs
Shai Dubey is an instructor in Negotiation at Queen's Faculty of Law, as well as teaching courses in negotiations, cross-cultural management, ethics, domestic and international business law and entrepreneurship at the Smith School of Business. He is the academic director for project courses in various MBA programs as well as the MIB program.
Mark Ellis is an instructor in Trial Advocacy and Fiduciary Obligations at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.
Annamaria Enenajor is an instructor in Bias and Criminal Justice System Outcomes at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law.
Benjamin Ewing is an Assistant Professor at Queen’s Law. Prior to joining Queen’s, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Duke University School of Law. He earned his PhD in Politics from Princeton University, his JD from Yale Law School, and his AB in Applied Mathematics-Economics from Brown University, where he graduated magna cum laude. At Princeton, Ewing was a Laurance S. Rockefeller Graduate Prize Fellow in the University Center for Human Values.
Jennifer Ferguson is an instructor in Advanced Criminal at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.
Bill Flanagan holds a B.A. (English and Philosophy) from Carleton University (1982), a J.D. from the University of Toronto (1985), a D.E.A. in international economic law from Paris I (Université Paris I-Sorbonne) (1986), and an LL.M. from Columbia University (1989). He joined the Faculty of Law at Queen's University in 1991 and served as Dean of Law for 14 years, from 2005 to 2019. He was a law clerk for the Hon. Justice Estey of the Supreme Court of Canada in 1986-87.
David Freedman is an Associate Professor at Queen’s Law. He earned his LLB at Osgoode before obtaining postgraduate degrees (MA, PhD) at Oxford and Cambridge, respectively. Professor Freedman has taught trusts, wills and estates, estate litigation, civil procedure, and trial advocacy, subjects about which he has published extensively.
Maureen Gauci is an instructor in ADR at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.
Johnathan Goode is an instructor in Construction Law at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.
Moya Graham is an instructor in Trial Advocacy at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.
Leslie Green is the Professor of the Philosophy of Law and Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. He also holds a part-time appointment as Professor of Law and Distinguished University Fellow at Queen's. After beginning his teaching career at Lincoln College, Oxford, he moved to Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. He has visited and taught at many other law faculties, including Berkeley, Columbia, NYU, Chicago and, for some years, at the University of Texas at Austin. He writes and teaches in the areas of jurisprudence, constitutional theory, and moral and political philosophy.
Kevin Greenspoon is an instructor in Advanced Corporate Law at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.
Colin Grey joined the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University in 2019. Professor Grey teaches and writes about immigration law, refugee law, and administrative law. In the past he has taught courses in legal theory, international migration law, and an interdisciplinary methods course for doctoral students. At Queen’s he will be developing three online courses for the new Graduate Diploma in Immigration and Citizenship Law.
Bryan Guertin is an instructor in Trial Advocacy - Criminal at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.
Debra Haak successfully defended her PhD thesis in September 2019 and has been put forward to convocate Fall 2019.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Professor Gail Henderson joined Queen's University Faculty of Law as assistant professor in July 2016. Her research interests include corporate law, corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, securities regulation and the regulation of financial institutions.
Marlin Horst is an instructor in Commercial Law at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.
Adam Houston is an instructor in Public Health Law at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law.
Valerie Hughes is an instructor in International Trade Law Practicum at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.
Instructor, LAW 204/704: Corporate Law
Christian Hurley has an extensive business law background, having practiced in the area for several years with one of Atlantic Canada’s largest law firms. He is currently acting as Director of Legal Education at the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador where he oversees the administration of the bar admission and continuing legal education programs.
Ardi Imseis is interested in the intersection of power, politics, law, and justice, and the practical impact of those phenomena on international relations in general and on underrepresented peoples in particular. Professor Imseis is currently working on a book based on his SSHRC-funded PhD research which critically examines the gulf between international law and United Nations action, using the question of Palestine as a case study.
Kelly Jordan is an instructor in Fertility & Assisted Reproduction Law in Canada at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law.
Andrew Kalamut is an instructor in Trial Advocacy at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.
Lanny Kamin is an instructor in Trial Advocacy - Civil at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.
Associate Professor / Associate Dean, Graduate Studies & Research
Lisa M. Kelly is an Assistant Professor at Queen’s University, Faculty of Law, where she teaches criminal law and evidence. She studied history and political science at the University of British Columbia (B.A) and is a graduate of the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law (J.D.) and Harvard Law School (S.J.D.), where she was a Trudeau Scholar. Kelly’s doctoral dissertation – Governing the Child: Parental Authority, State Power, and the School in North America – analyzed legal struggles over race and school discipline from the late-nineteenth century through the present.
Gerard Kennedy is an instructor in International Law (Online) at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law.
Lisa Kerr teaches courses on criminal law, sentencing and prison law and she serves as the Director of the Criminal Law Group at Queen's Law.
Professor Kerr earned her JD at the University of British Columbia. She clerked with the BC Court of Appeal and was an associate at Fasken Martineau. She also served as staff lawyer at Prisoners’ Legal Services, Canada’s only dedicated legal aid office for prisoners.
Associate Professor / David Allgood Professor in Business Law
Mohamed Khimji is the inaugural holder of the David Allgood Professorship in Business Law. His research interests lie in the areas of corporate law, commercial transactions, and intermediated securities. He has acted as a consultant on issues in these areas to private law firms and government and regulatory agencies in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom.
Alyssa King studies how adjudicators define their own roles and sources of legitimacy as well as issues of access to justice. She is particularly interested in the intersection of normative systems through mechanisms such as federalism, arbitration, and the reception of international law.
Developer, LAW 204/704: Corporate Law
Peter Kissick has taught Business Law and Business Ethics at Queen’s University since 1998. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 1990 and has practiced business law at a large Toronto law firm, in the in-house legal department of a Canadian bank and more recently as a sole practitioner. In the Queen’s School of Business, Peter has taught in executive and MBA programs; he has also been the Director of the renowned Queen’s Commerce Program and he has won several awards for his teaching in that program.
Professor / Associate Dean, Academic
Erik S. Knutsen is Professor and Associate Dean (Academic) at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He has also taught in the Queen’s School of Medicine and as a core faculty member in Queens’ interdisciplinary Masters of Science in Healthcare Quality program. His areas of academic interest include insurance law, tort, accident law, medical malpractice, civil procedure and the civil litigation system.
Brian Kolenda is an instructor in International Law (Online) at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law.
Will Kymlicka, Professor of Philosophy, Canada Research Chair in Philosophy, Cross Appointed to Faculty of Law
Will Kymlicka is the Canada Research Chair in Political Philosophy at Queen’s University, where he has taught since 1998. He has published eight books and over 200 articles, which have been translated into 32 languages, and has received several awards.
Professor and Queen's National Scholar
Nicolas Lamp joined the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University as an Assistant Professor in 2014. He also serves as the Academic Director of the Global Law Programs that Queen’s Law offers at the Bader International Study Centre, Herstmonceux castle, England, during the summer term. Prior to joining Queen's,
Andrea Lee is an instructor in Construction Law at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.
Shirley Levitan is an instructor in Fertility & Assisted Reproduction Law in Canada at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law.
Mark Luz is an instructor in International Investment Law at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.
Director, Surveillance Studies Centre, Queen's Research Chair in Surveillance Studies, Professor of Sociology, Professor of Law
Professor Maur teaches teaches courses in family law and dispute resolution. Her research has focused on how the family law procedural system can better serve all parties in a family law dispute. She is a frequent invited presenter at a variety of top-level national legal fora, including the National Family Law Program and the National Judicial Institute. Professor Maur has twice been given the Law Students’ Society Teaching Excellence Award.
Executive Director, Queen's Law Clinics and Director, Family Law Clinic
Originally from Newfoundland and raised in Nunavut and Labrador, Karla McGrath is a graduate of Carleton University (BA, 1988), the University of Kentucky College of Law in Lexington, Kentucky (JD, 1996) and of Queen’s Law (LL.M., 2013). Following completion of an accreditation year and articles, Karla was called to the bar in both Ontario and New York in 2000.
Justice Don McLeod
Cherie Metcalf is an Associate Professor at Queen’s University. She completed her undergraduate degree at Queen’s before earning postgraduate degrees in Economics (MA, PhD) at the University of British Columbia, later returning to Queen’s to obtain her LLB. Following completion of her LL.B., she clerked at the Federal Court of Appeal, and then for former Justice Ian Binnie at the Supreme Court of Canada. She then completed her LLM at Yale on a Fulbright scholarship before joining the faculty.
Kristin Muszynski is an instructor in Advocacy in Motions at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.
Warren Newman successfully defended his PhD thesis in September 2019 and has been put forward to convocated Fall 2019.
Robert Nicholls is an instructor in Advanced Corporate Law at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.
Continuing Adjunct Assistant Professor
Phil Osanic is an instructor in Apellate Advocacy at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.
Anthony Paciocco is an instructor in Trial Advocacy - Criminal at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.
Alexandra Pederson is an instructor in Mining Law & Policy at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law.
Michael Pratt is an Associate Professor of Law, cross-appointed to Philosophy, at Queen’s University. He studied at the University of Toronto, where he earned his BSc and, following an LLB from Osgoode, his LLM. He later obtained a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Sydney.
Darryl Robinson was a Hauser Scholar at New York University School of Law (LLM International Legal Studies), where he received the Jerome Lipper Award for outstanding achievement in international law. Prior to that, he was the Gold Medalist at the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law, where he was a President's National Scholar.
He articled at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt in Toronto and clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada for Justice John Major.
Melissa Seal is an instructor in Tribunal Advocacy at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.
Brett Seifred is an instructor in Advanced Corporate Law at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.
Developer and Instructor, LAW 205/705: Public & Constitutional Law
Jonathan Shanks graduated from the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University in 2007. He joined the Constitutional, Administrative and International Law Section of the federal Department of Justice as Counsel in 2008. In 2016-2017, Jonathan was seconded to the Privy Council Office (Machinery of Government Secretariat). Jonathan has a varied practice relating to the division of powers, democratic institutions, the royal prerogative and Crown law.
Patrick Shea is an instructor in Insolvency Restructuring at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law.
Glenn Sheskey is an instructor in Communications Law at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.
Benjamin Snow is an instructor in Trial Advocacy - Criminal at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.
Martin Sorensen is an instructor in Corporate Taxation at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law.
Ian Speers is an instructor in Land Transactions at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.
Justice Stratas is an instructor in Legal Writing & Written Advocacy at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.
Thomas Sutton is an instructor in Medical Malpractice and Trial Advocacy at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.
Christine Sypnowich's research and teaching focusses on political philosophy, jurisprudence and feminism. She studied at the University of Toronto and did her D.Phil. as a Commonwealth Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford. Before coming to Queen’s in 1990 as a Queen’s National Scholar, she taught in Europe at the Universities of Oxford, Leeds and Leiden and in North America at the University of California, San Diego, and York University. In 2001-2002 Christine Sypnowich was a Visiting Fellow at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and at the Oxford Centre for Ethics and the Philosophy of Law.
Bob Tarantino is an instructor in Copy Right Law at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.
Jean Thomas is Assistant Professor at Queen’s Law. She is joint convenor of the Colloquium in Legal and Political Philosophy. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto with a Master of Arts in English Literature and a Juris Doctor, as well as of New York University, with a Master of Laws and a doctorate in law. Prior to joining Queen’s, Professor Thomas was a Post-doctoral Fellow at Stanford University’s McCoy Center for Ethics in Society and a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute.
Sabine Tsuruda is an Assistant Professor at Queen’s Law. She graduated from the Joint JD/PhD Program in Law and Philosophy at UCLA, where she studied as a Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellow and served as a Senior Editor of the UCLA Law Review. Prior to joining Queen’s, she was a Predoctoral Fellow in Law and Philosophy at UCLA. She also holds a BA in Political Science and a MA in Philosophy from Stanford University.
Professor and Queen’s National Scholar in Legal and Political Philosophy
Ashwini Vasanthakumar is Queen’s National Scholar in Legal and Political Philosophy at Queen’s Law School and a researcher at the Institute for Futures Studies in Stockholm. She holds an A.B from Harvard; an M.A from the University of Toronto; a J.D from Yale Law School; and a DPhil from Oxford, where she studied as a Canadian Rhodes Scholar. She comes to Queen’s from the School of Law, King’s College London.
Instructor, Law 207/707 - International Law
Christopher Waters was born in Hamilton, Ontario. In 1973, following an unanticipated early departure from secondary school, he enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces and spent the next 28 years in a variety of roles and appointments in the Army. He participated in exercises and operations in Canada and in Australia, Norway, Germany and Cyprus. He was initially trained and employed as a reconnaissance patrolman, an anti-tank guided missile gunner and, after having earned an officer’s commission, was employed as an armoured reconnaissance troop leader, an armoured squadron commander and a
Canada Research Chair in Public Law and Philosophy of Law
Grégoire Webber is Canada Research Chair in Public Law and Philosophy of Law at Queen’s Law, cross-appointed to the Department of Philosophy, and Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is joint convenor of the Colloquium in Legal and Political Philosophy.
Noah Weisbord is an Associate Professor at Queen's Law. His research focuses on the role of the criminal law in managing, reflecting or exacerbating intergroup conflict. A current project examines self-defence in Canadian criminal law from historical, comparative, and conceptual perspectives. Noah is a leading expert on the crime of aggression—individual criminal responsibility for aggressive war—and he assisted diplomatic delegations to define the crime. His monograph on the crime of aggression was published with Princeton University Press in June 2019.
Michael Whitcombe is an instructor in Private Law Equity at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.
Christopher Whitehead is an instructor in Property Law (3,6) at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.
Warren Whiteknight is an instructor in ADR at the Queen's University Faculty of Law
Sigurdson Professor in Corporate Law and Finance
Robert Yalden is the inaugural holder of the Stephen Sigurdson Professorship in Corporate Law and Finance. Prior to joining Queen’s Law in 2018, Robert was a senior partner with Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP and an Adjunct Professor with McGill Law.
Robert’s publications and research focus on the forces that shape competing perspectives on the roles and responsibilities of corporations, boards of directors and different stakeholders, and that in turn influence the institutional architecture that countries put in place to oversee and foster the evolution of business law.