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.
Director, Queen's Business Law Clinic/Adjunct Lecturer, Law 204 (Online)
Tomilola Adebiyi brings an ideal background to the clinic with relevant training and experience in addition to her belief in our mission to serve the students and the local business community.
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.
William R. Lederman Distinguished University Professor
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.
Associate Professor; Director, Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace
Christa Bracci teaches legal research and writing and legal practice skills. She currently teaches Law 321 Advanced Legal Research to upper year JD students and Law 881 Legal Research for Scholarship to law graduate students. She has taught first year legal research and writing, introduction to legal practice skills, and occasionally lectures in Law 201 on intellectual property law and in Law 135 on the legal research process. She is currently developing the legal skills curriculum for the Graduate Diploma in Immigration and Citizenship Law.
Adjunct Lecturer: Law and Policy in the Cannabis Industry
Katharine Brickman is an instructor in Cannabis Law and Policy at the Queen's Faculty of Law. A proud Queen's alumna, Katharine has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English Literature from Queen's Faculty of Arts and Science, and earned her JD at Western 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.
Adjunct Lecturer/Tim Bates Postdoctoral Fellow
Lachlan Caunt is the Tim Bates Postdoctoral Fellow in Insurance Law at Queen’s University Faculty of Law in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He taught Tort Law in 2017, 2018 and 2019 at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, at the University of British Columbia (UBC). He will be teaching Insurance Law at Queen’s University Faculty of Law in Winter Term 2021.
Professor, MIR Program Director, Faculty of Arts and Science, and 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.
Adam D.H. Chisholm is a partner in McMillan LLP's Commercial Litigation Group in the firm's Toronto office. Adam is a skilled and tenacious litigator with expertise in regulatory and intellectual property litigation. Adam specializes in securities litigation. He has represented and advised clients involved in contested transactions, investigations and enforcement proceedings before the Ontario Securities Commission. He has also succeeded at trial in civil matters concerning securities blackout periods and corporate director responsibilities.
Introduction to Legal Skills & Aboriginal Law/Academic Director, Certificate in 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.
Sarah Clarke is an instructor in Aboriginal Child Welfare at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.
Professor / Associate Dean, Academic Policy
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.
Darryl Cruz is an instructor in Trial Advocacy and Medical Malpractice at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.
Joanna Dafoe is an instructor in International Climate Law at the Queen's University Faculty of Law. She is an advocate for ambitious climate law and policy, and currently serves as National Director of Climate Change with the Insurance Bureau of Canada. She previously worked for the Federal Government as the Senior Policy Advisor to the Ambassador for Climate Change. Joanna has written and lectured on topics related to domestic U.S.
Samuel Dahan is a professor at the Queen’s Law Faculty, and cross-appointed to Cornell Law and Harvard Law. He is Director of the Conflict Analytics Lab, a global consortium on AI and dispute resolution, and founded MyOpenCourt, an AI-powered legal aid system. Dahan is a member of the Dispute Resolution Advisory Board of EU Intellectual Property Board of Appeal (EUIPO).
Adjunct Lecturer, 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 is a senior tax partner with Blaney McMurtry LLP in Toronto. She is qualified in NY as well in ON and maintains an active cross border Canada - U.S. tax practice. She holds the TEP (Trusts and Estates Practitioner) designation as well as the AEP (Accredited Estate Planner which is administered by the National Association of Estate Planners & Council) designation. She is an active member of the International Fiscal Association and is a reporter for the Berlin session for Canada.
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 and Sentencing and Imprisonment at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law.
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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.
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.
Johnathan Goode is an instructor in Construction Law at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.
Samantha Gordon is a commercial litigator in McMillan LLP’s Toronto office. She has a complex commercial, corporate and securities litigation practice. Samantha has experience in M&A litigation, shareholder disputes, governance issues, proxy contests, complex contract disputes, antitrust class action defence and commercial arbitration. Samantha has appeared as counsel before the Supreme Court of Canada and all levels of court in Ontario, including the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Commercial List. She has also appeared before domestic and international arbitration tribunals.
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.
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 is an Assistant Crown Attorney at the Durham Region Crown Attorney's Office, practicing criminal litigation. Bryan practices in the Ontario Court of Justice and the Superior Court of Justice, prosecuting criminal offences ranging from drinking and driving to homicides.
Assistant Professor/QROF Postdoctoral Fellow
Debra M Haak is an Assistant Professor and QROF Postdoctoral Fellow at Queen's University, Faculty of Law. She teaches criminal law and regularly guest lectures in constitutional law and legal research courses. She studied political science at Western University (BA (Hons)) and international security studies at the University of St Andrews, Scotland (MPhil). She is a graduate of the University of New Brunswick (LLB) and Queen's University (PhD).
Professor Hancock is Counsel, Judicial Education with the National Judicial Institute in Ottawa . She received her Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Ottawa, a Bachelor of Law degree from Queen's University and a Master of Laws degree from the University of Toronto before embarking on a civil litigation and public law career in Toronto . Professor Hancock has written on a wide number of topics, including the regulation of telecommunications, LGBTQI2S+ equality, judicial review, and class proceedings. She is currently working on a book on public law litigation.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Associate Professor / Associate Dean, Faculty Relations
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.
Valerie Hughes is an instructor in International Trade Law Practicum at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.
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 which critically examines the gulf between international law and United Nations action, using the question of Palestine as a case study.
Morgan Jarvis is an instructor in Intellectual Property Law at Queen’s University Faculty of Law
Kelly is an adjunct Professor at Queen’s University Faculty of Law. Kelly is the Principal Lawyer with Kelly D. Jordan Family Law Firm in Toronto, Ontario. Kelly practises in the areas of Family and Fertility law, Wills and Estates. She is certified as a Specialist in Family Law by the LSO and is an Accredited Family Mediator (OAFM). Her particular expertise is in family law issues pertaining to the gay and lesbian community and assisted human reproduction. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys. She was co-counsel on Baker v.
Lanny Kamin is an instructor in Trial Advocacy - Civil at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.
Associate Professor / Associate Dean, Graduate Studies & Research
Rick Kathuria is an instructor in Project Management for Legal Professionals (Online) in the Graduate Diploma in Legal Services Management program at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law.
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.
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.
Dhaman Kissoon is an instructor in Racism & Canadian Legal Culture at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law.
Erik S. Knutsen is a full Professor at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He previously served as the Associate Dean (Academic) for the Faculty. 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.
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. In 2020, he was cross-appointed to the Queen’s School of Policy Studies. He also serves as the Academic Director of the International Law Programs, an eight-week summer course that Queen’s Law offers at the Bader International Study Centre at Herstmonceux castle in England during the summer term.
Instructor: Law and Policy in the Cannabis Industry
Andrea Lee is an instructor in Construction Law at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.
Shirley has been practicing law in Toronto since 1988, with an emphasis on family law since 1991, incorporating fertility law in 1996. She is a member of the Bars of Ontario (1988) and New York State (1991). She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto in 1981 and her law degree from the University of Ottawa in 1987. She obtained her mediation certification from the Law Society of Ontario (formerly, the Law Society of Upper Canada), and has had extensive training in collaborative practice in the context of divorce and separation.
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.
Kevin McElcheran is an instructor in Contemporary Topics in Law: Insolvency Risk in Business Law at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law.
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.
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 Queen's University Faculty of Law.
Full bio can be found here: https://edelsonlaw.ca/team/tony-paciocco/
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.
Leila Rafi is an instructor in Securities Regulation at Queen's University Faculty of Law.
Full bio can be found here: https://www.mcmillan.ca/LeilaRafi
Owen is Deputy Assistant Deputy Attorney General, Litigation with the Department of Justice Canada, having joined the Department in 2018 as Senior General Counsel.
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.
Mike Ross is an instructor in Fundamentals of Business Law (Online) in the Graduate Diploma in Legal Services Management program at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law.
Glenn Sheskey is an instructor in Communications Law at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.
Ben Snow is an instructor in Trial Advocacy - Criminal at Queen's University Faculty of Law.
Ben practices criminal litigation as an Assistant Crown Attorney at the Scarborough Crown Attorney's Office. Prior to that, he completed clerkships at the Court of Appeal for Ontario and Supreme Court of Canada and worked as an associate at a prominent criminal defence firm.
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 Queen's University Faculty of Law.
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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.
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.
Mary-Alice Thompson is a retired Partner with Cunningham Swan, Lawyers in Kingston. She was designated as a Certified Specialist (Estates & Trusts Law) by the Law Society of Ontario and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. Since being called to the Ontario bar in 1994, Mary-Alice has worked for a trust company, with a major Toronto law firm, and in her own practice, before joining Cunningham Swan in 2010. She has taught at the University of Alberta, Queen’s University Law School, and St. Lawrence College, and for the LSUC Bar Admission Course.
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.
Adjunct Lecturer, 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 Queen's Colloquium in Legal and Political Philosophy.
Professor Weisberg has taught Legal Imagination at Queen’s for more than 30 years. For his work with students and faculty members, he’s won national, provincial, and university-wide teaching and educational leadership awards.
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.
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.