David Sharpe

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.

Council Member
Sessional Instructor

Mark Walters

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.

Administration
Faculty Members: Teaching and Research

Erika Abner

Co-Developer/LSM 840 (Online), Working with Teams and Managing People

Erika Abner is an instructor for LSM 840 (Online), Working with Teams and Managing People in the Graduate Diploma in Legal Services Management program at Queen’s University in the Faculty of Law.

Sessional Instructor

Tomilola Adebiyi

Director, Queen's Business Law Clinic/Instructor, 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.

 

Sessional Instructor
Staff

Sharry Aiken

Associate Professor

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.

Faculty Members: Teaching and Research

Bita Amani

Associate Professor

Bita Amani researches intellectual property law (domestic and International), intellectual property law theory and policy and its interaction with law and development, regulating genetics and new technologies, biopiracy and protection of traditional and cultural knowledge, regulatory and ethical Issues of medical/scientific research and its commercialization, privacy and data protection, social justice and regulatory diversity, feminist and critical legal studies.
Faculty Members: Teaching and Research

Kuukuwa Andam

PhD Candidate

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.

Graduate Student

Len Anderson

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.

Sessional Instructor

Ekaterina Antsygina

PhD Candidate

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. 

Graduate Student

Delano Aragao Vaz

PhD Candidate

Delano is currently a Ph.D. student in the Faculty of Law, Queen’s University. As an Ontario Trillium Scholarship holder, he is exploring the intersectionality of law and surveillance. His research focuses on socio-legal issues related to race, colonialism, big data, national security, and (suppression of) dissent.
Graduate Student

Martha Bailey

Professor

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.

Faculty Members: Teaching and Research

Beverley Baines

Professor

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.

Faculty Members: Teaching and Research

Nicholas C. Bala

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.

Faculty Members: Teaching and Research

Martha Patricia Ballenas Loayza

PhD Candidate

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.

Graduate Student

Aleksandra Balyasnikova-Smith

PhD Candidate

Aleksandra joined Queen’s University in September 2018 to pursue doctorate studies in law. Her thesis focuses on humankind as subject of international environmental law, examining questions of equity, common duty and participation. Prior to Queen’s, she received a Jurist degree (Russian State Social University), LLB (University of London) and LLM (McGill University). She also practiced law in the marketing industry in Moscow and in international civil aviation in Kingston, Jamaica. While in Montréal, Aleksandra interned at the United Nations’ specialized agency (ICAO).
Graduate Student

Kevin Banks

Associate Professor; Director, Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace

Director, Centre for Law in the Contemporary Workplace
Faculty Members: Teaching and Research

Christina Benzing

Co-Developer/LSM 840 (Online), Working with Teams and Managing People

Christina Benzing is an instructor for LSM 840 (Online), Working with Teams and Managing People in the Graduate Diploma in Legal Services Management program at Queen’s University in the Faculty of Law.

Sessional Instructor

Christa Bracci

Christa Bracci is an instructor in Advanced Legal Research at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law.

Sessional Instructor

Nancy Brar

Staff Lawyer, Queen's Prison Law Clinic

Nancy Brar has been with the Queen’s Prison Law Clinic since 2015. She was one of the top students in the Law 418 (Prison Law) course and became the Clinic’s first Articling Student before being hired on as a Staff Lawyer in 2017.

Staff

Katharine Brickman

Sessional Instructor

Derek Cannon

Administrative Assistant, Queen's Elder Law, Family Law and Business Law Clinics

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.

Staff

Don Carter

Don Carter is an instructor in Collective Agreements & Arbitration at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law.

Sessional Instructor

Cristóbal Caviedes

PhD Candidate

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.

Graduate Student

Richard Chaykowski

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.

Faculty Members: Teaching and Research

Adam Chisholm

Sessional Instructor

Hugo Choquette

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.

Faculty Members: Teaching
Sessional Instructor
Staff

Ana Patricia Chuc Gamboa

PhD Candidate

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.

Graduate Student

Sarah Clarke

Sarah Clarke is an instructor in Aboriginal Child Welfare at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.

Sessional Instructor

Arthur Cockfield

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.

Administration
Faculty Members: Teaching and Research

Helen Conway

Helen Conway is an instructor in Introduction to Canadian Law at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.

Sessional Instructor

Blair Crew

Director, Queen's Legal Aid

Staff

Darryl Cruz

Darryl Cruz is an instructor in Trial Advocacy and Medical Malpractice at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.

Sessional Instructor

Joanna Dafoe

Sessional Instructor

Samuel Dahan

Assistant Professor

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.

Faculty Members: Teaching and Research

Santino Dau

PhD

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).

Graduate Student

Colleen Dempsey

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.

Sessional Instructor

Mary Ann Dietrich

Finance and Administrative Assistant, Queen's Prison Law Clinic

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!

Staff

Phillip Drew

Assistant Dean- Juris Doctor and Graduate Legal Studies

Dr. Phillip Drew has recently joined the faculty of Law as our Assistant Dean, Juris Doctor and Graduate Legal Studies. Phil is well known to Queen’s Law.  He is a graduate of Queen’s Law (JD ‘00 & LL.M. ’12), and has been teaching International Humanitarian Law for the Queen’s Global Law Program since 2012.  He is also the founding Director of the Queen’s Specialized Program in International Law and Politics for undergrads at the Bader International Study Centre at Herstmonceux Castle.

Administration
Staff

Shai Dubey

Executive Director, Undergraduate and Professional Programs

Shai DubeyShai 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. 

Sessional Instructor

Alicia Elias-Roberts

PhD Candidate

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.

Graduate Student

Mark Ellis

Mark Ellis is an instructor in Trial Advocacy and Fiduciary Obligations at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.

Sessional Instructor

Annamaria Enenajor

Annamaria Enenajor is an instructor in Bias and Criminal Justice System Outcomes at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law.

Sessional Instructor

Benjamin Ewing

Assistant Professor

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.

Faculty Members: Teaching and Research

Kathy Ferreira

Director, Queen's Prison Law Clinic

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

Staff

Wondwossen Firew

PhD Candidate

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.

Graduate Student

Rory Fowler

PhD Candidate

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.

Graduate Student

David Freedman

Associate Professor

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.

Faculty Members: Teaching and Research

Deborah Glatter

Co-Developer/LSM 840 (Online), Working with Teams and Managing People

Deborah is a professional legal educator and management consultant. After practicing law for a decade, she joined the Law Society of Ontario’s Department of Education where she designed and taught courses and drafted licensing examinations. She then joined a national law firm where she was responsible for the professional development of its lawyers for two decades.

Sessional Instructor

Johnathan Goode

Johnathan Goode is an instructor in Construction Law at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.

Sessional Instructor

Samantha Gordon

Sessional Instructor

Leslie Green

Professor

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.

Faculty Members: Teaching and Research

Colin Grey

Assistant Professor

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.

Faculty Members: Teaching and Research

Bryan Guertin

Bryan Guertin is an instructor in Trial Advocacy - Criminal at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.

Sessional Instructor

Terry Hancock

Terry Hancock is an instructor in the Property Law course within the JD program, as well as an instructor in Public and Constitutional Law (Online) course in the Certificate in Law program at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.

Sessional Instructor

Lynne Hanson

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Lynne Hanson teaches in a variety of subjects for Queen's Law, including Torts, Criminal Law, Contracts Law and Legal Skills.
Faculty Members: Teaching

Maseeh Haseeb

PhD Candidate

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. 

Graduate Student

Gail Henderson

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.

Administration
Faculty Members: Teaching and Research

Blair Hicks

Director, Queen's Elder Law Clinic

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.

Staff

Valerie Hughes

Valerie Hughes is an instructor in International Trade Law Practicum at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.

Sessional Instructor

Ardi Imseis

Assistant Professor

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.

Faculty Members: Teaching and Research

Kelly Jordan

Kelly Jordan is an instructor in Fertility & Assisted Reproduction Law in Canada at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law.

Sessional Instructor

Lanny Kamin

Lanny Kamin is an instructor in Trial Advocacy - Civil at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.

Sessional Instructor

Joshua Karton

Associate Professor / Associate Dean, Graduate Studies & Research

Joshua Karton teaches and writes about international arbitration, comparative and international contract law, uniform law, globalization and law, international legal theory, and sociological analysis of law. His writing explores what happens when private actors from different backgrounds—legal, cultural, and linguistic—meet in the international legal arena.
Administration
Faculty Members: Teaching and Research

Rick Kathuria

Developer/LSM 850

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.

Sessional Instructor

Lisa Kelly

Assistant Professor

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.

Faculty Members: Teaching and Research

Lisa Kerr

Assistant Professor

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.

Faculty Members: Teaching and Research

Mohamed Khimji

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.

Faculty Members: Teaching and Research

Alyssa King

Assistant Professor

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.

Faculty Members: Teaching and Research

Dhaman Kissoon

Dhaman Kissoon is an instructor in Racism & Canadian Legal Culture at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law.

Sessional Instructor

Erik Knutsen

Professor

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.

Faculty Members: Teaching and Research

Kathleen Lahey

Professor and Queen's National Scholar

Kathleen Lahey is Professor and Queen's National Scholar, Faculty of Law, Queen's University, Co-director, Feminist Legal Studies Queen’s, and cross-appointed to the Queen’s Gender Studies and Cultural Studies departments.
Faculty Members: Teaching and Research

Nicolas Lamp

Assistant Professor

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,

Faculty Members: Teaching and Research

Michael Landell

Sessional Instructor

Andrea Lee

Andrea Lee is an instructor in Construction Law at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.

Sessional Instructor

Michele Leering

PhD Candidate

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.

Graduate Student

Shirley Levitan

Shirley Levitan is an instructor in Fertility & Assisted Reproduction Law in Canada at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law.

Sessional Instructor

David Lyon

Director, Surveillance Studies Centre, Queen's Research Chair in Surveillance Studies, Professor of Sociology, Professor of Law

David Lyon's research, writing, and teaching interests revolve around major social transformations in the modern world. Questions of the information society, globalization, secularization, surveillance, and debates over “post-” and “digital” modernity feature prominently in his work. Lyon was formerly an editor of Surveillance & Society and is Associate Editor of The Information Society.
Faculty Members: Teaching and Research

Mary-Jo Maur

Assistant Professor

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.

Faculty Members: Teaching

Kevin McElcheran

Kevin McElcheran is an instructor in Contemporary Topics in Law: Insolvency Risk in Business Law at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law.

Sessional Instructor

Karla McGrath

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.

Sessional Instructor
Staff

Justice Don McLeod

Sessional Instructor

Hiwot Mekuanent

PhD Candidate

Hiwot joined the Queen's University Faculty of Law in September 2018. She will be applying her doctoral work at Queen’s Law to help improve the lives of people with disabilities. Admitted into the school’s PhD program as an “exceptional faculty leader” from the University of Gondar in Ethiopia, she has received a Mastercard Foundation Scholarship at Queen’s University to complete her studies. Hiwot’s research focuses on why Ethiopia still has disability discriminatory legal and institutional frameworks against international human rights standards.
Graduate Student

Cherie Metcalf

Associate Professor

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.

Faculty Members: Teaching and Research

Graeme Mew

Sessional Instructor

Jana Mills

Review Counsel, Queen's Legal Aid

Jana Mills, Law ’92, clerked for the Court of Appeal for Ontario before her Call to the Bar in 1994. Returning to her hometown of Kingston, she practiced as a sole practitioner in the areas of criminal and correctional law. In 1995 she assisted Commission counsel to the “Commission of Inquiry into Events at Prison for Women in Kingston” (The Honourable Louise Arbour, 1996) and in 1996 she assisted Commission counsel to the “Commission on Proceedings Involving Guy Paul Morin (The Honourable Fred Kaufman, 1997).

Staff

Ryan Minor

PhD Candidate

Ryan is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Law, Queens University. His primary research area concerns the use of the tax system to stimulate research and development in Canada.  His thesis concerns the potential for Canada to enact a "patent box" under which firms that develop qualifying intellectual property are encouraged to commercialize the IP worldwide from Canada by a low tax rate.  Patent boxes are common in Europe and empirical work on the effectiveness of such regimes is sparse.
Graduate Student

Sheila Murray

Sheila Murray is an instructor in Securities Regulation at the Queen’s University Faculty of Law.

Sessional Instructor

Abayomi Okubote

PhD Candidate

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.

Graduate Student

Phil Osanic

Continuing Adjunct Assistant Professor

Phil Osanic is an instructor in Apellate Advocacy at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.

Faculty Members: Teaching
Sessional Instructor

Anthony Paciocco

Anthony Paciocco is an instructor in Trial Advocacy - Criminal at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.

Sessional Instructor

Bruce Pardy

Professor

Bruce Pardy is a wandering hedgehog who digs around in environmental law, energy policy, property and tort theory, constitutional rights and freedoms, university governance, free markets and the rule of law. He practiced civil litigation on Bay Street, taught at law schools in NZ and the US, and served for almost a decade on the Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal.
Faculty Members: Teaching and Research

Patricia Peppin

Professor

Professor Peppin is currently working on images of inequality in prescription drug advertisements, and on innovation in the pharmaceutical field and its impact on women’s health.
Faculty Members: Teaching and Research

Sarojini Persaud

PhD candidate

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.

Graduate Student

Ksenia Polonskaya

PhD

Ksenia Polonskaya successfully defended and convocated with a PhD from Queen's Law in the fall of 2018.

Graduate Student

Michael Pratt

Associate Professor

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.

Faculty Members: Teaching and Research

Paul Quick

Staff Lawyer, Queen's Prison Law Clinic

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

Staff

Darryl Robinson

Professor

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.

Faculty Members: Teaching and Research

João Rocha

PhD Candidate

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.

Graduate Student

Mike Ross

Developer/LSM 820

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.

Sessional Instructor

Richard Sauvé

Indigenous Justice Coordinator

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.

Staff

Glenn Sheskay

Glenn Sheskey is an instructor in Communications Law at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.

Sessional Instructor

Linda Smith

Review Counsel, Queen's Legal Aid & Queen's Family Law Clinic

Linda Smith, Law’92, practiced law in Kingston and the surrounding area for more than 20 years.  She has represented hundreds of legal aid clients in her capacity as a Legal Aid Ontario panel lawyer in family law, criminal law, child protection litigation and domestic violence matters.  Linda also acted as duty/advice counsel on the per diem panel of lawyers assisting clients at the Family Court in Kingston.

Staff

Benjamin Snow

Benjamin Snow is an instructor in Trial Advocacy - Criminal at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.

Sessional Instructor

Justice Stratas

Justice Stratas is an instructor in Legal Writing & Written Advocacy at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.

Sessional Instructor

Don Stuart

Don Stuart was appointed to Queen’s in 1975. One of Canada's leading figures in Criminal Law, he has authored several books and continues to edit Criminal Law Reports as well as teaching at Queen's as a professor emeritus following his retirement in 2018.  
Faculty Members: Teaching and Research

Thomas Sutton

Thomas Sutton is an instructor in Medical Malpractice and Trial Advocacy at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.

Sessional Instructor

Christine Sypnowich, Professor, Philosophy Department Head, Cross Appointed to 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.

Faculty Members: Teaching and Research

Jean Thomas

Assistant Professor

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.

Faculty Members: Teaching and Research

Sabine Tsuruda

Assistant Professor

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.

Faculty Members: Teaching and Research

Ashwini Vasanthakumar

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.

Faculty Members: Teaching and Research

Jacob Weinrib

Assistant Professor

Jacob Weinrib is an Assistant Professor at the Queen’s Faculty of Law. He graduated from the Combined JD/PhD Program in Law and Philosophy at the University of Toronto, where he studied as a Vanier Scholar and received the David Savan Dissertation Prize. Before joining Queen’s, he held a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at the New York University School of Law as a Global Hauser Research Fellow in the Center for Constitutional Transitions (2013-4) and as a Dworkin-Balzan Fellow in the Center for Law and Philosophy (2014-2015). Weinrib is the author of Dimensions of Dignity: The Theory and Practice of Modern Constitutional Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016).
Faculty Members: Teaching and Research

Noah Weisbord

Associate Professor

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. 

Faculty Members: Teaching and Research

Michael Whitcombe

Michael Whitcombe is an instructor in Private Law Equity at the Queen's University Faculty of Law.

Sessional Instructor

Bekele Worku

PhD Candidate

Bekele joined Queen’s Faculty of Law PhD program in September 2018. His thesis focus is on International Human Rights Law. Bekele is conducting a scholarly examination on issues regarding the proper implementation of the rules and principles enshrined in the international human rights instruments Ethiopia ratified, with a provisional title "Ethiopian Legal and Institutional Mechanisms for the Enforcement of the Right of Education of the Disabled under International Law".
Graduate Student

Robert Yalden

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.

Faculty Members: Teaching and Research