Kuukuwa Andam

PhD Candidate

Kuukuwa Andam has worked with diverse legal aid organizations across Ghana and the United States of America. She most recently worked as a lawyer for the Legal Aid Scheme, Ghana’s governmental organization that provides legal services to indigent persons, particularly to women and children.

Kuukuwa holds an LL.M. degree from Cornell University and has received the following awards: HR Stuart Ryan Fellowship (2015-2017), International Tuition Award (2014-2018) and the Queen’s University Graduate Awards (2014-2018).

Graduate Student

Ekaterina Antsygina

PhD Candidate

Ekaterina Antsygina graduated with honors from the Ohio State University with specialization in international and comparative law (LL.M). Her master studies were sponsored by the Fulbright Scholarship. Ekaterina is admitted to the New York State Bar. Her research is devoted to the delimitation of extended continental shelves in the Arctic Ocean.

Graduate Student

Martha Patricia Ballenas Loayza

PhD Candidate

Martha Patricia Ballenas Loayza 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.

Patricia holds a master’s degree in Constitutional Law from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and has received the Daniel Soberman Ph.D. Scholarship for Constitutional Law (2017-2018), the International Tuition Award (2017-2018) and the Queen’s University Graduate Awards (2017-2018).

Graduate Student

Cristóbal Caviedes

PhD Candidate

In 2016, following a recent collusion scandal, Cristóbal was invited as an expert witness to the Chilean Senate’s Economics Committee to comment on a proposed governmental bill to reform the Chilean Competition Act. Based on his research, Cristóbal made suggestions on how to improve the reforms proposed to the Chilean merger control system. The bill was passed by the Senate on July 2016 and then enacted as a law of the republic in August 2016. Many of the suggestions made by Cristóbal during the committee hearings were incorporated to the final text.
Graduate Student

Ana Patricia Chuc Gamboa

PhD Candidate

Ana Patricia Chuc Gamboa has worked in diverse capacities as an attorney in Mexico since 2012 including advising foreign companies which import and export raw materials in Mexico. Ana has a master’s degree in International Law from the Graduate School of Government and Public Policy – now called the School of Government and Public Transformation – at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education and a second master’s degree in Constitutional Law from the Autonomous University of Yucatan where she focused on human rights.

Graduate Student

Santino Dau

PhD Candidate

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

Alicia Elias-Roberts

PhD Candidate

Alicia Elias-Roberts 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.

Alicia holds a master’s in law Degree from the University of Oxford and an LLM in Energy, Environment and Natural Resource Law from the University of Houston and has received the Robert Sutherland Fellowship in law, HR Stuart Ryan Fellowship, International Tuition Award and Queen’s University Graduate Scholarship during PhD (2016-2018).

Graduate Student

Debra Haak

PhD Candidate

“Re(de)fining ‘Prostitution’ and ‘Sex Work’: Attending to the Role of Consent in Constructing Problems and Imagining Legal Responses.” Paper presented at the Law and Society Association/ Canadian Law and Society International Conference, Toronto, Canada, 2018.  

Graduate Student

Maseeh Haseeb

PhD Candidate

Maseeh Haseeb holds a master’s degree in Legal Studies from Carleton University. He is presently a teaching assistant at Queen’s University. In 2016, Haseeb was the annual recipient of Queen’s University Teaching Assistant and Teaching Fellow Excellence Award.  
 

Graduate Student

Michele Leering

PhD Candidate

Michele Leering is a lawyer and the Executive Director of the Community Advocacy & Legal Centre, a non-profit community legal clinic in Belleville, Ontario. She holds a Masters of Adult Education from St. Francis Xavier University (Nova Scotia). She is a member of the International Legal Aid Group and has also worked with the Open Society Justice Initiative, Ukraine’s International Renaissance Foundation, and Namati to provide training on legal empowerment, community lawyering, and paralegals in international forums.

Graduate Student

Ryan Minor

PhD Candidate

My primary research area concerns the use of the tax system to stimulate research and development in Canada.  My 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

Warren Newman

PhD Candidate

Warren Newman is Senior General Counsel in the Constitutional, Administrative and International Law Section of the Department of Justice of Canada and Director of the Professional Development LL.M. Program in Constitutional Law at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University. He has practiced in constitutional law for more than 35 years.

Graduate Student

Abayomi Okubote

PhD Candidate

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