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Important: All individuals on campus are required to wear an ASTM F2100 Level 2 medical-grade masks until the end of the Winter 2022 academic term.
Important: All individuals on campus are required to wear an ASTM F2100 Level 2 medical-grade masks until the end of the Winter 2022 academic term.
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.
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.
Sara thrives on supporting post-secondary students in their personal and professional development and supports a holistic educational experience. She completed her undergraduate degree in History, Jewish Studies and Political Science, and a Masters of Education, both from the University of Toronto, St. George Campus. Sara has worked in student support since 2015 and joined the CDO in 2019, she enjoys working with Queen’s Law students throughout recruitment and internships. In her spare time, Sara coaches the Queen’s University Field Hockey Team.
Kuukuwa Andam is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Law, Queens University. Her thesis focuses on how female sexual minorities in Ghana are using technology for activism. Her research interests are human rights law, international law, labor and employment law, feminist legal studies, gender and sexuality, and African Studies.
Ekaterina Antsygina joined Queen’s University as a PhD student in September 2017. Her research is devoted to the delimitation of extended continental shelves in the Arctic Ocean.
Martha Bailey, is a Professor of law at Queen’s, where her courses include property law and private international law. In addition to her LLB, LLM and DPhil in Law, she holds a MSc degree in neuroscience and is cross-appointed to Queen’s Centre for Neuroscience Studies. Her research focuses on cross-border family law and, more recently, indigenous self-governance in private family law. She has been a visiting scholar/professor at several law faculties, including Otago, Laval, Melbourne, Emory, and India’s NALSAR University.
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.
Martha Patricia Ballenas Loayza is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Law, Queens University. Her thesis focuses on the religious-conscientious exemption as a guarantee of freedom of religion and freedom of conscience.
Patricia has worked as an Associate Professor in the National Academy for Judges and Prosecutors - National Government of Peru. Patricia has also worked as a Legal Affairs Manager for Financiera Confianza, a company of the BBVA Foundation.
Julie is passionate about career development and views every student story as unique and interesting. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology and Master of Industrial Relations at Queen’s. She worked in human resources in Toronto for several years before completing her Master of Education in Counselling at U of T. For the past 17 years, she has worked in career centres at the University of Toronto, UTSC, and Smith School of Business. In 2012, she joined the Career Development Office at Queen’s Law where she has worked as a Career Counsellor and Director of Career Development.
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.
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. Katharine has legal and policy work experience in both the public and private sectors, with a focus on the cannabis industry. She has held positions as a Senior Policy Advisor at the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) and Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO), and as Legal Counsel at Aurora Cannabis.
Brian Cameron is an instructor in Personal Injury Advocacy at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law.
Derek Cannon has been working with the Queen’s University Faculty of Law since October 2014. He is the administrative support for the Queen’s Business Law, Elder Law, and Family Law clinics. He attended St. Lawrence College from September 2009 to May 2012 and received an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration – Human Resources. Derek’s decision to pursue a career in the administration field came after a tour in Afghanistan.
Cristóbal Caviedes successfully defended his PhD thesis in January 2020 and will convocate in Spring 2020.
Cristóbal is a PhD candidate and international constitutional law researcher at Queen's Law, with the provisional thesis title "On Constitutional Courts’ Voting Rules". He has several publications to his credit, including ones in the American Journal of Jurisprudence and Ius et Praxis.
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.
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.
Ana is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Law, Queens University. Her thesis attempts to find better coordination between free trade regulations and the protection and respect of human rights.
Sarah Clarke is an instructor in Aboriginal Child Welfare 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 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 Office (EUIPO).
Santino Dau successfully defended and convocated with a PhD from Queen's Law in the fall of 2018.
Santino Dau has had a diverse teaching experience including assisting with a Labor and Employment Law course at Queen’s University and working as a seasonal instructor at the Royal Military College (RMC). Santino holds an LLM from Dalhousie University and has received the Queen’s University Faculty of Law Student Award (2016-2017) and the Robert Sutherland Fellowship (2014-2015).
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.
Mary Ann has been the administrative support for the Queen’s Prison Law Clinic since 2019. She has a Business Certificate and many years of Administrative and Bookkeeping experience in both the private and public sector including ten years at the Sunnybrook Research Institute and a few years running the Bookstore Café in Camden East. She moved here from the GTA in 2009 and has never looked back…except to see her grandchildren!
Dr. Phillip Drew joined the Faculty of Law as Assistant Dean, Juris Doctor and Graduate Legal Studies in January 2020. A graduate of Queen’s Law (JD ‘00 & LL.M.
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.
Alicia Elias-Roberts is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Law, Queens University. Her thesis focuses on petroleum activities in disputed maritime areas and a positivist approach to international law.
Alicia served in academia for over 18 years and was the Deputy Dean in the Faculty of Law at the University of the West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago and was a former Head of Department of Law at the University of Guyana.
Mark Ellis is an instructor in Trial Advocacy and Fiduciary Obligations 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.
Kathy Ferreira has been the Director of the Queen’s Prison Law Clinic (QPLC) since 2017. She has many years of experience working at QPLC as she was hired as a Staff Lawyer in 2003 and among other responsibilities carried her own caseload at Warkworth Institution, where she enjoyed the regular client interaction and direct representation. After winning the
Prior to becoming a Mastercard Foundation Fellow and joining Queen’s University Faculty of Law in 2019, Wondwossen Firew held a position as an Assistant Professor of Law at the School of Law of University of Gondar for 10 years. In addition to his academic post, he served the School of Law as its Dean. During the past six years, he held an administrative position, in addition to his academic position.
Lieutenant-Colonel (retired) Rory Fowler retired from the Canadian Forces after having served for nearly 28 years, first as an infantry officer with the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, and subsequently as a Legal Officer with the Office of the Judge Advocate General. In the latter role, Rory worked extensively in the area of Public and Administrative Law as both a legal advisor and educator. Among other positions, Rory served as the Director of Law – Compensation, Benefits, Pensions & Estates and the Director of Law – Administrative Law.
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.
Briana is committed to building meaningful professional opportunities that reflect unique individual career development goals. Her professional background centres on relationship building and project coordination, with career services experience in multiple industries. Briana completed a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Sociology and Gender and Social Justice Studies at Trent University. She has broad volunteer experience locally and internationally in gender issues, gender based violence and mental health.
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.
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.
Debra Haak teaches courses on criminal law and insolvency restructuring and regularly guest lectures in constitutional law and advanced legal research courses. She studied political science at Western University and earned an LLB at the University of New Brunswick. She earned an MPhil at the University of St Andrews, Scotland, in international relations and terrorist studies. Dr Haak earned her PhD at Queen’s University, Faculty of Law.
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.
Haseeb is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Law, Queens University. His thesis focuses on the political genealogy of Canadian national security discourse. In particular, this research explores the emergence of national security in Canada to investigate how race has been historically embedded in political practices of national security from the 19th to 21st century.
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.
Blair Hicks is Director of the Queen’s Elder Law Clinic. She is a veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force, and served as a Search and Rescue Air Navigator for more than 20 years before building a law practice. Blair Hicks received her Juris Doctor (JD) from Western University in London, Ontario, and is trained in mediation, negotiation, and collaborative 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.
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.
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's areas of academic interest include insurance law, tort, accident law, medical malpractice, civil procedure and the civil litigation system.
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.
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.
Michele is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Law, Queens University. Her thesis documents the imperatives for legal education reform, specifically the contribution of “Reflective Practice” as a professional learning theory of benefit to legal educators, law students, and legal practitioners. Her research compares approaches in Canadian and Australian law schools in traditional law and experiential learning courses.
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.
Richard Lindgren, B.A. (w.Dist.), LL.B., is a staff lawyer at the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA), which is a specialty legal aid clinic based in Toronto. After graduating from Queen’s Faculty of Law, he joined CELA in 1986 and represents individuals, public interest groups, and First Nations before tribunals and in trial and appellate courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada. His casework focuses on air and water pollution, environmental rights, environmental assessment, and administrative and constitutional law.
John Luscombe has been a staff lawyer for the Queen’s Prison Law Clinic (QPLC) since 2021. Prior to that, he completed his articling placement with QPLC.
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.
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.
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 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.
Pooja Mihailovich specializes in advising on tax litigation and dispute resolution matters. She has appeared in signiﬁcant cases at all levels of Court, and routinely represents clients in disputes before the Canadian tax authorities. In addition to tax controversy matters, her practice also includes advising on general corporate tax matters, and on Canadian tax issues particular to insurance organizations.
Mike takes the same conscientious and impassioned approach to legal career counselling as he did to legal advocacy. He completed his undergraduate degree in Criminology (summa cum laude) from York University and his Juris Doctor (cum laude) from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law. After articling with a leading criminal defence firm in Ottawa, he was called to the Ontario Bar in 2015. He returned to uOttawa Law as the Faculty’s Professional Development Counsellor before transitioning to his current role as Law Career Counselor with Queen’s Law.
Oluwatobiloba Moody, PhD’16, began his academic appointment at Queen's Law on January 1, 2022. Since receiving his doctorate, he has advised Canada’s federal and provincial governments on key intellectual property policy initiatives, and has overseen the establishment of the World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO's) first external office in Sub-Saharan Africa .
Jennifer Ng is a lawyer with Templeman LLP in Kingston, Ontario. Practicing in all areas of general civil litigation, she has recent experience in defamation and summary SLAPP motions, summary judgment motions, contested estates matters, contract disputes and resolution of land and property conflicts. She also acts as prosecutor in the Ontario.
Jennifer was admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 2014 and joined Templeman LLP in 2015 after articling and practicing intellectual property litigation at an international law firm.
Abayomi is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Law, Queens University. His thesis focuses on third-party funding (TPF) in International Arbitration and proposes a harmonized framework for the regulation of TPF.
Abayomi Okubote worked in Olaniwun Ajayi LP (a top tier commercial law firm in Nigeria) and has garnered almost 10 years’ experience in dispute resolution. At Olaniwun Ajayi LP, he was part of the teams that represented multinational and domestic corporations in commercial law disputes. He has advised government agencies on several cutting-edge projects in Africa.
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/
Saro is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Law, Queens University. Her work at Queen's Law pertains to the impact of tax administration agreements, between select First Nations and the Canada Revenue Agency, on First Nations self-governance and self-determination.
Ksenia Polonskaya successfully defended and convocated with a PhD from Queen's Law in the fall of 2018.
Michael G 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 from the University of Sydney.
Paul Quick has been a staff lawyer and litigation counsel for the Queen’s Prison Law Clinic since 2016. Previously he practiced criminal and correctional law in Kingston, and social-justice-oriented civil litigation in Toronto. He graduated from Queen’s Law in 2009 with a score of academic awards, including the Medal in Law for highest standing. Paul supervises students in the Law 418 (Prison Law) and Law 419 (Advanced Prison Law) courses, and represents prisoners in Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada. He maintains a tiny flock of backyard chicke
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
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.
João Carlos Vieira Costa Cavalcanti Rocha is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Law, Queen’s University. His dissertation explores the normative democratic theory and constitutional law, including comparative perspectives.
He obtained an LLM at Queen’s University in 2019. His thesis revolved around an authoritarian era in the history of Brazil – the dictatorship of Getúlio Vargas – and its relationship with anti-liberal legal thought.
For the past 20 years I have worked with St. Leonard’s LifeLine and Peer Life Transition. I have helped prepare Lifers to successfully transition from a correctional environment to life on parole.
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.
Please find full bio here: https://www.mccarthy.ca/en/people/thomas-sutton
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.
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.
Ashwini Vasanthakumar is an Associate Professor and Queen’s National Scholar in Legal and Political Philosophy at Queen’s Law School. 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.
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
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 Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He is joint convenor of the Queen's 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.
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.