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.


Tsuruda’s research addresses issues in legal doctrine that concern social equality and moral agency. Current research interests include:

  • Employees’ speech and associational rights
  • The morality of legal norms of managerial control
  • Equality in religious workplaces
  • Contract law and distributive justice

Selected Publications

For a full list of Professor Tsuruda's publications, please consult her CV.

  • “Volunteer Work, Inclusivity, and Social Equality,” in The Philosophical Foundations of Labour Law, eds. Hugh Collins, Gillian Lester, and Virginia Mantouvalou (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).
  • “The Moral Burdens of Temporary Farmwork,” in The Oxford Handbook of Food Ethics, eds. Anne Barnhill, Mark Budolfson, and Tyler Doggett (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018), 521–50. [Oxford]
  • “Contract, Power, and the Value of Donative Promises,” South Carolina Law Review 69, no. 2 (2017): 479–532. [S.C. Law Review]