Prof. Audrey Macklin writes "Canada is abandoning asylum seekers in a hostile country: The U.S." in Washington Post

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

In a commentary in the Washington Post, Prof. Audrey Macklin argues that the U.S. can no longer be considered a safe country for refugee claimants and that Canada should suspend or revoke the Safe Third Country Agreement ("Canada is abandoning asylum seekers in a hostile country: The U.S.", June 25, 2018).

Critical Analysis of Law / Globalization Workshop

Critical Analysis of Law Workshop and Globalization, Law & Justice Series

present

Professor Ruth Buchanan
Osgoode Hall Law School

End Times in the Antipodes:  Propaganda and Critique  in 'On the Beach"

Monday, June 18, 2018
12:30 - 1:45
Jackman Law Building, Room FL 219
78 Queen's Park

 

 

Listen: Q&A with Prof. Ayelet Shachar on "Golden Visas, Dreamers, & Ethics in Immigration"

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Listen to Prof. Ayelet Shachar discuss "Golden Visas, Dreamers, & Ethics in Immigration" in a podcast with the journal Ethics & International Affairs (a complete transcript is also available). The discussion is based on Prof.

Prof. Ariel Katz writes "Data governance in a digital age: When information wants to be unfree"

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

In a commentary in the Financial Post, Prof. Ariel Katz suggests that the Law of the Sea offers a useful framework for thinking about data governance. He concludes "Information can be free, shared and open, owned, closed and expensive; it can be empowering and dangerous. We must determine what we want it to be." ("Data governance in a digital age: When information wants to be unfree," May 19, 2018).

Prof. Karen Knop awarded British Academy Visiting Fellowship for "Peace Cases and Peace Camps" project

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Prof. Karen Knop has been awarded a British Academy Visiting Fellowship. She will be at the Centre for Women, Peace & Security at the London School of Economics and Political Science in the autumn of 2018.

Her project is "Peace Cases and Peace Camps: A Study in Feminist International Law and Foreign Affairs Law." Here is the abstract:

Aishani Gupta

SJD Candidate
Thesis title:
To Share Or Not To Share: The Information-Sharing Decision In The Global Space
Office in Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park
Toronto, M5S 2C5

Aishani Gupta is a doctoral candidate and Connaught Scholar at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law. Her main focus is on understanding how theoretical frameworks bear on the real world. Her interests include Public International Law, Human Rights, Global Governance, specifically Global Administrative Law, with an emphasis on legal theory. Before arriving at UofT Aishani has studied and worked in India, United States, Netherlands, and Italy.

Aishani completed her undergraduate law degree in 2013. After assisting in empirical research related to death penalty convicts in India, and clerking at the Supreme Court of India, she pursued a LL.M from New York University School of Law. After graduating from NYU Law with an LL.M in International Legal Studies, she worked at the NYU Institute of International Law and Justice on the intersection of Global Administrative Law with legal theory and philosophy.

To better understand the interactions in the global world we live in, Aishani worked at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. She was the NYU fellow to the Judges Wing and worked on the ongoing cases before the Court. To continue her own foray into issues related to the global space, she did a second masters at the European University Institute, where she looked closely at how hybrid entities regulate in the global space. Her work there was supported by the Academic Merit Scholarship provided by the university. 

Aishani has been on the editorial board of several law journals. You can find her on twitter @aishilearns. She recently started a peer support network for law doctoral candidates and young law academics to talk about the peculiarities of law doctoral degrees and legal academia. You can follow that initiative on twitter @legalacadcircle for more information. 

Education
SJD, University of Toronto, 2021 (expected)
LL.M in Comparative, European and International Laws, European University Institute, 2017
LL.M in International Legal Studies, New York University School of Law, 2015
B.A., LL.B (Hons.) National Law University Delhi, 2013
Awards and Distinctions
Connaught International Scholarship for Doctoral Students (2017-21)
University of Toronto, Law Fellowship (2017-20)
Academic Merit Scholarship, European University Institute (2016-17)
International Court of Justice Fellowship, NYU Law (2015-16)
Arthur Helton Human Rights Fellowship, NYU Law (Declined) (2015-16)
Amsterdam Merit Scholarship, Universiteit Van Amsterdam (Declined) (2016-17)
Selected Publications

Transitional Justice: Economic Social Rights through a Gendered Lens 4 NLUD Law Journal 144 (2017).

Research Interests
Administrative Law
International Law
Law and Globalization
Legal Theory
Political Philosophy and Theory
Supervisor
Committee Members

Jean-Christophe Bedard Rubin

Jean-Christophe Bédard Rubin
SJD Candidate
Thesis title:
Imagined Constituencies: Legal Opportunity Structures and the Institutionalization of Liberal Constitutionalism
Office in Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park
Toronto, M5S 2C5

Jean-Christophe Bédard-Rubin is an S.J.D. candidate at the University of Toronto and member of the Quebec Bar. His dissertation assesses the impact of the design of judicial institutions on political stability and constitutional cultures in a comparative perspective. He also conducts research in the areas of linguistic rights, empirical analysis of law and law and history. He has presented his work in Canada and the United States in Law faculties, political science and philosophy departments.

Education
LL.M. University of Toronto (2016)
LL.B. Laval University (2013)
Cert. Philosophy Laval University (2013)
Awards and Distinctions
R. Roy McMurtry Fellowship in Legal History of the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History 2020-2021
Dean's Graduate Student Leadership Award 2019
SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Scholarship 2018-2021 (105 000$)
FRQSC Quebec Government Scholarship 2018-2022 (80 000$) (declined)
Nathan Strauss Q.C. Graduate Fellowship in International Law University of Toronto (2018-2019)
Central European University visiting scholarship (2018)
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Fund) and Goethe University Frankfurt-am-Main scholarship (2018)
W.C.G. Howland Prize for best overall performance in the LL.M. University of Toronto (2016)
Nathan Strauss Q.C. Graduate Fellowship in Canadian Constitutional Law University of Toronto (2015-2016)
Lieutenant-Governor Tribute Laval University (2014)
Dean's Honour List Laval University (2013)
Professional Affiliations
Member of the Quebec Bar
Member of the Canadian Political Science Association
Member of the Quebec Political Science Society
Member of the Quebec Constitutional Law Association
Selected Publications

Jean-Christophe Bédard-Rubin, "L'émergence inattendue de la dualité institutionnelle à la Cour suprême du Canada depuis Pepin-Robarts" [The Unexpected Emergence of Institutional Duality at the Supreme Court of Canada since Pepin-Robarts], (2020) 29:1 Bulletin d'histoire politique (forthcoming).

Jean-Christophe Bédard-Rubin, "La Couverture médiatique du bilinguisme à la Cour suprême du Canada: entre légalisme, pragmatisme et polémique", [Media Coverage of Supreme Court Bilingualism: Between Legalism, Pragmatism and Polemics] International Journal of Canadian Studies (forthcoming).

Jean-Christophe Bédard-Rubin, "Des Causes et des Conséquences du Dialogue Constitutionnel" [Causes and Consequences of Constitutional Dialogue] (2018) 23:2 Review of Constitutional Studies/Revue d'études constitutionnelles 287.

Jean-Christophe Bédard-Rubin, "Senate Reform and the Political Safeguards of Canadian Federalism in Québec", (2019) 28:1 Constitutional Forum constitutionnel 19, online: https://journals.library.ualberta.ca/constitutional_forum/index.php/constitutional_forum/article/view/29375

Jean-Christophe Bédard-Rubin & Tiago Rubin, "Assessing the Impact of Unilingualism at the Supreme Court of Canada: Panel Composition, Assertiveness, Caseload, and Deference", (2018) 55 Osgoode Hall Law Journal 715, online: https://digitalcommons.osgoode.yorku.ca/ohlj/vol55/iss3/3/

Jean-Christophe Bédard-Rubin & Tiago Rubin, “How Much French do They Speak Anyway?: A Bilingualism Index for Justices of the Supreme Court of Canada, 1985-2013”, presented at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association, University of Regina, Regina, May 30th 2018, working paper online: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3423147

Research Interests
Administrative Law
Canadian Constitutional Law
Comparative Law
Economic Analysis of Law
International Law
Judicial Decision-Making
Law and Globalization
Legal Ethics
Legal History
Legal Process
Legal Theory
Political Philosophy and Theory
Supervisor
Committee Members

Nadia C. S. Lambek

SJD Candidate
Thesis title:
Law, Resistance and the (Re)Making of the Rural
Office in Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park
Toronto, M5S 2C5

Nadia Lambek is a Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) candidate at the University of Toronto, and a human rights lawyer, researcher and advocate focused on food system transitions and the rights of working people.  Her current research explores how the law and legal claims are framed by transnational agrarian movements and how law can (and cannot) be mobilized in the pursuit of more equitable, just and sustainable food systems.  In particular, she looks at claims for the right to food sovereignty and peasants' rights, and the possibility and limitations of institutionalizing these emerging rights in domestic and international fora.  She is also interested in questions of workers' rights and the governance of food systems more broadly.

Nadia is a Non-Residential Fellow at the Institute for Global Law and Policy (Harvard Law School) and a Chancellor Jackman Graduate Fellow at the Jackman Humanities Institute (University of Toronto).  She is also adjunct faculty at Vermont Law School where she teaches courses on global food security governance.  In fall 2019, she hosted the 4th Canadian Food Law and Policy conference at the University of Toronto.  She is a founding member of the Canadian Association for Food Law and Policy.  She regularly collaborates with civil society organizations on issues of food system governance, including working with the Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples’ Mechanism to the UN Committee on World Food Security on a 2018 report monitoring realization of the right to food and helping to facilitate civil society youth engagement in the Committee.

Before beginning her SJD, Nadia practiced law, focusing on the promotion and protection of workers' rights, union-side labour law, and human rights.  She also worked in a research and advocacy capacity on issues relating to food systems transitions, including serving as an advisor to former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter and collaborating with a number of organizations, including Food Secure Canada, FIAN International, Oxfam (Bangladesh), the Global Network on the Right to Food and Nutrition, and Canada Without Poverty.  Nadia is a former clerk of the Ontario Court of Appeal and served as co-Editor-and-Chief of the Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal.

Education
BA, Brown University (2006)
JD, Yale Law School (2010)
Awards and Distinctions
SSHRC Impact Talent Award, Finalist (2019)
Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2019-2021)
Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement, SSHRC (2019)
SSHRC Connection Grant (2019) (collaborator)
SSHRC Connection Grant (2017) (collaborator)
Dean’s Graduate Student Leadership Award, University of Toronto Faculty of Law (2017)
John Peter Humphreys Fellowship, Canadian Council on International Law (2017-2018)
Canada Graduate Doctoral Scholarship to Honour Nelson Mandela, SSHRC (2016-2019)
Doctoral Fellowship, University of Toronto Faculty of Law (2016-2019)
The Robina Foundation Human Rights Fellowship, Yale Law School (2011-2012)
Ambrose Gherini Prize, Yale Law School (2010)
Francis Wayland Prize, Yale Law School (2010)
Kirby Simon Human Rights Fellowship, Yale Law School (2008, 2009)
Phi Beta Kappa, Brown University (2006)
William Gaston Prize, Brown University (2006)
Professional Affiliations
Ontario Bar
New York Bar
Selected Publications

Books

Rethinking Food Systems: Structural Challenges, New Strategies and the Law (eds. N. Lambek, P. Claeys, A. Wong & L. Brilmayer, Springer, 2014)

Journal Articles

Nadia Lambek, “The UN Committee on World Food Security’s Break from the Agricultural Productivity Trap”, Transnational Legal Theory (2019)

Sarah Berger Richardson & Nadia Lambek, "Federalism and Fragmentation: Addressing the Possibilities of a Food Policy For Canada", 5(3) Canadian Journal of Food Studies 28 (2018)

Nadia Lambek, "A Transformational Potential: The Right to Food’s Contribution to Addressing Malnutrition", 43 UNSCN News 75 (2018)

Nadia Lambek & Priscilla Claeys, "Institutionalizing a Fully Realized Right to Food: Progress, Limitations and Lessons Learned From Emerging Alternative Policy Models," 40(4) Vermont Law Review 743 (2016)

Stephen Moreau & Nadia Lambek, “The Record on Judicial Review: Federal Court”, 29(1) Canadian Journal of Administrative Law and Practice 71 (2016)

Shaun O’Brien, Nadia Lambek & Amanda Dale, “Accounting for Deprivation: The Intersection of Sections 7 and 15 of the Charter in the Context of Marginalized Groups”, 35 National Journal of Constitutional Law 153 (2016)

Nadia Lambek, “The Right to Food: Reflecting on the Past and Future Possibilities”, 2(2) Canadian Journal of Food Studies 68 (2015)

Freya Kristjanson & Nadia Lambek, “Applying the Charter in Everyday Administrative Decision-Making”, 26(3) Canadian Journal of Administrative Law and Practice 195 (2013)

Nadia Lambek, “Imposing IP Compliance: Trends in the USTR Special 301 Reports for India and China from 2000-2008”, The Indian Journal of Intellectual Property Law, Vol. 2 (2009) 129-153

Chapters in Books

Jessica Duncan, Nadia Lambek & Priscilla Claeys, “The Committee on World Food Security: Politics Under Threat”, in Un monde sans faim? Gouverner la sécurité alimentaire au 21e siècle (Delphine Thivet and Antoine de Raymond, eds., forthcoming 2020)

Nadia Lambek, “Social Justice and the Food System”, in Canadian Food Law and Policy (eds. McLeod-Kilmurray, H., et. al., 2019)

Claire Debucquois & Nadia Lambek, “Extraterritorial Obligations of States and the Right to Food”, in Justice Beyond Borders: The Extraterritorial Reach of African Human Rights Instruments (eds. L. Chenwi & T. Bulto, Intersentia, 2018)

Nadia Lambek & Claire Debucquois, “National Courts and the Right to Food”, in Encyclopedia of Food and Agricultural Ethics (eds. Thompson, P.B., et al., Springer, 2014)

Nadia Lambek, “Respecting and Protecting the Right to Food: When States Must Get Out of the Kitchen”, in Rethinking Food Systems: Structural Challenges, New Strategies and the Law (eds. N. Lambek et al., Springer 2014)

Priscilla Claeys & Nadia Lambek, “In Search of Better Options: Food Sovereignty, the Right to Food and Legal Tools for Transforming Food Systems”, in Rethinking Food Systems: Structural Challenges, New Strategies and the Law (eds. N. Lambek et al., Springer 2014)

Reports and Submissions

Civil Society Report on the Use and Implementation of the Right to Food Guidelines”, for the Global Network on the Right to Food and Nutrition and the Civil Society Mechanism to the Committee on World Food Security (to be presented at the 45th meeting of the UN Committee on World Food Security, 2018) (lead author)

Meeting Canada’s Human Rights Obligations: Integrating the Right to Food into the National Food Policy”, submitted to Agriculture and Agro-Food Canada as part of the consultation process for the first national food policy (2017) (lead author) (co-signed by Food Secure Canada, Amnesty International, Canada Without Poverty and others)

Nadia Lambek,"Farm Workers in Ontario: How the Law Creates Insecurity for Agricultural Workers and the Importance of Building Democracy through the Food System", in Ecological Farm Internships: Modes, Experiences and Justice (C. Levkoe and M. Ekers, eds., 2017)

10 Years of the Right to Adequate Food Guidelines: Progress, Obstacles and the Way Ahead” (Global Network on the Right to Food and Nutrition: 2014) (presented at the UN Committee on World Food Security) (lead author)

Priscilla Claeys & Nadia Lambek, “Creating an Environment for a Fully Realized Right to Food: Progress, Challenges and Emerging Alternative Models: A Ten-Year Retrospective on Voluntary Guidelines 1-6”, (Global Network on the Right to Food and Nutrition: 2014)

Research Interests
Administrative Law
Charter of Rights
Critical Legal Theory
International Law
Labour Law
Law and Globalization
Law and International Development
Supervisor
Committee Members
Sally Engle Merry, Silver Professor of Anthropology, NYU College of Arts and Sciences

Sarah Mason-Case

SJD Candidate
Thesis title:
Commoning the International: Nature and the Making of International Climate Change Law
Office in Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park
Toronto, M5S 2C5

Sarah is a Trudeau Foundation doctoral scholar at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and a Fulbright visitor at Harvard Law School's Institute for Global Law and Policy. She previously visited Melbourne Law School. In winter 2021, she is teaching Critical Race Theory and the Law at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. 

Sarah's thesis traces international law relating to climate change to the end of the Cold War when Third World lawyers and statesmen sought to address the novel problem by matching a representation of the natural world (as a global commons) with their aspirations to found a new international order that might achieve racial, political, cultural and economic justice. She explores the intricate ways in which law developed, focusing on its promise of progress and its reproduction of power disparities.

Sarah is an Assistant Editor at the Journal of Human Rights and the Environment. She was previously a Special Advisor to the UN Independent Expert on Human Rights and International Solidarity. She taught as an adjunct professor at Osgoode Hall Law School from 2014-2019. 

Her recent publications include 'Thoughts of Liberation' in Canadian Art (with Nataleah Hunter-Young), which puts 10 Black women poets, scholars, artists and activists in conversation. Her chapter, 'Redressing Historical Responsibility for the Precarities of Climate Change in the Present' (with Julia Dehm) undertakes an immanent critique of international law to argue that climate change is tied to broader histories of dispossession and, as such, full repair for this problem demands radical change through 'reparations' for states in the Global South, people living in poverty, and Black, Indigenous and other marginalized peoples in settler colonial states. Another recent paper, 'On Being Companions and Strangers: Lawyers and the Production of International Climate Law', was published in the Leiden Journal of International Law.

For the future, Sarah is aiming to develop research connected to history, justice, legal theories, race, reparations, the natural world, law reform, art, and international and domestic law. 

Education
Doctor of Juridical Science, University of Toronto Faculty of Law (expected 2021)
Master of Laws, McGill University Faculty of Law and School of Environment
Juris Doctor, Osgoode Hall Law School
Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy, Art History, World Religions), McGill University and l'Université Paris-Sorbonne
Awards and Distinctions
Fulbright Award
Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholarship
New Voices Scholar, American Society for International Law
Transnational Environmental Law Scholarship Prize, Cambridge University Press
Scholars Workshop, Institute for Global Law and Policy, Harvard Law School
JA Bombardier Doctoral Award, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
Doctoral Fellowship, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
Professional Affiliations
Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
Truth and Reconciliation Committee, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
Assistant Editor, Journal of Human Rights and the Environment
Visiting Researcher, Harvard Law School, Institute for Global Law and Policy
Special Advisor, UN Independent Expert on Human Rights and International Solidarity (2019-2020)
Visiting Academic, Melbourne Law School (2019)
Adjunct Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School (2014-2019)
Counsel, Law Commission of Ontario (2013-2016)
Project Officer, International Development Law Organization, Rome (2011-2013)
Equity Advisory Group, Law Society of Ontario (2009-2011)
Board of Governors, Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (2009-2011)
Associate Lawyer, Koskie Minsky (2008-2010)
Judicial Law Clerk, Ontario Superior Court of Justice (2007-2008)
Research Interests
Aboriginal Law
Administrative Law
Critical Legal Theory
Environmental Law
Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law
Indigenous Legal Traditions
International Law
Legal Ethics
Legal History
Legal Theory
Supervisor
Committee Members
Steven Bernstein, Associate Chair and Graduate Director Department of Political Science

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