Friday, May 9, 2014

Faculty of Law master's and doctoral students are celebrating an unprecedented number of successful appointments in one year. Nine graduate students have landed academic positions at top law schools in Canada and around the world.

Amar Bhatia is completing his SJD thesis on “The Laws of the Land: Indigenous Legal Traditions, Canadian Immigration Law, and Belonging in Canada's Multiple Legal Orders,” working under the supervision of Prof. Audrey Macklin. He is currently a Catalyst Fellow at Osgoode Hall Law School, where he has recently been appointed an Assistant Professor.

Yan Campagnolo is currently finishing his SJD thesis, "Rethinking Cabinet Secrecy in Canada," under the supervision of Prof. Kent Roach. He will take up a tenure-track position at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law (Common Law Section) to teach in the public law area.

Lindsay Carson is completing her SJD on “Laws of Unintended Consequences: The Impacts of Anti-Foreign-Bribery Laws on Developing Countries” under the supervision of University Professor Michael Trebilcock. She will be joining the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, as a Visiting Researcher.

Carol Liao is completing her SJD thesis on “The Role of Corporate Law in Advancing the Social Economy: An Analysis of the Effectiveness of Hybrid Corporate Legal Structures.” Her SJD is a joint degree with the UBC Faculty of Law. Her supervisor in Toronto is Prof. Anita Anand. Liao will begin a tenure-stream appointment at the University of Victoria Faculty of Law in July 2015.

Mike Pal, a Trudeau Scholar, is in the final stages of his work on an SJD thesis that examines "Democratic Accountability and Political Behaviour in the Law of Democracy." He has been supervised by former Faculty of Law Prof. Sujit Choudhry. Pal will join the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law on a tenure-stream appointment, teaching in the public law area. Pal did his JD here at the Faculty of Law and was the president of the Students' Law Society.

Sagi Peari defended his SJD thesis on “The Choice-Based Perspective of Choice-of-Law” last November. His supervisor was Prof. Ernie Weinrib. Sagi has spent the past year at NYU as a Global Research Fellow. In July 2015, he will take up a tenure-track position at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Law.  

Nicholas Sage defended his SJD thesis, “Sheer Force of Will: A Will Theory of Contract” last October. His supervisor was Prof. Peter Benson. This past academic year, Sage was an associate in law at Columbia University. He will be an assistant professor at the London School of Economics.

Emily Satterthwaite a research associate at the Faculty of Law since 2010, completed her LLM in 2011 and joins the Faculty of Law in a tenure-stream position in July of this year, working in the tax area. 

Finally, Karen Stilwell, who graduates with her LLM in 2014, took up a tenure stream position at the University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law, also teaching in the tax law area.

Congratulations to our grad students!