— Speakers

Peter Cane

Peter Cane is Distinguished Professor of Law and Associate Dean (Research) at the Australian National University College of Law. For the first 20 years of his academic career, he taught at Corpus Christi College, Oxford successively as lecturer, reader and professor. He is a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy, a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law. In 2011 he delivered the British Academy Maccabaean Lecture in Jurisprudence. In 2011-12, jointly with Professor Jane Stapleton, he was Arthur L Goodhart Visiting Professor of Legal Science at the University of Cambridge. His main research interests are in public law (especially administrative law), private law (especially tort law) and legal theory (especially theories of responsibility). Publications include Controlling Administrative Power: An Historical Comparison (CUP, 2015), Administrative Tribunals and Adjudication (Hart, 2009) and Responsibility in Law and Morality (Hart, 2002).

Visit at: https://law.anu.edu.au/staff/peter-cane

Brice Dickson

Brice Dickson is currently the Professor of International and Comparative Law at Queen’s University Belfast. He previously served for six years as the Chief Commissioner of Northern Ireland’s Human rights Commission, a key institution tasked by the Good Friday Agreement of 1998 with promoting and protecting the human rights of everyone in that jurisdiction and with advising on the content of a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland. Brice Dickson has also taught at the Universities of Ulster and Leicester and has published widely on human rights law, public law, French and German law and the role of judges in society. He has acted as a consultant on many human rights missions around the world and is centrally involved in advising the British Council on its work on human rights and governance.

Visit at: http://pure.qub.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/brice-dickson

William B. Ewald

William Ewald is an internationally recognized scholar in legal philosophy and comparative law. He is the author of an often-cited article in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review on the philosophical foundations of comparative law, “What Was it Like to Try a Rat?” and is currently at work on a book, The Style of American Law, that examines, from a comparative perspective, the distinctive character of American law. This work has led him to write on the legal philosophy of James Wilson, the first professor of law at the University of Pennsylvania. He also works in the philosophy of mathematics and is the editor of a standard source-book in philosophy of mathematics, From Kant to Hilbert (Oxford, 1996). He received an award from the John Templeton Foundation to pursue research in the foundations of mathematics.

Visit at: https://www.law.upenn.edu/cf/faculty/wewald/

Steve Hedley

Steve Hedley (BA, Oxford; LLM, Cambridge) is Professor of Law at University College Cork in Ireland. Graduating from the Inns of Court in London, he taught for three years at St Hugh’s College Oxford, and then 18 years at Christ’s College Cambridge, becoming a University Lecturer in 1994. Leaving for Ireland in 2003, he was Dean of Faculty 2008-2011. He has taught most of the central common law topics, as well as commercial law and e-commerce law. His books include texts on tort, restitution and e-commerce. His current interests focus on the theory of private law (on which he blogs at private-law-theory.org, and is writing a text for Bloomsbury Publishing), and the law and policy relating to universities.

Visit at: http://research.ucc.ie/profiles/B012/shedley

James Lee

James Lee (BA, BCL, Oxford) is a Senior Lecturer in Private Law at The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London and an Associate Academic Fellow of the Inner Temple and serves on the Executive Committee of the Society of Legal Scholars and as Co-Convenor of the Society’s Restitution Subject Section. His principal areas of research interests are in the law of obligations and on judicial reasoning in appellate and supreme courts. In July 2015, James co-organised a major international conference on the 50th anniversary of the Law Commissions at the UK Supreme Court.

Visit at: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/law/people/academic/j-lee.aspx

Audrey Macklin

Audrey Macklin (BSc., Alberta; LLB, Toronto; LLM, Yale) is Professor of Law, Chair in Human Rights Law at the University of Toronto. A former Member of the Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board, her research interests include migration and citizenship law, gender, multiculturalism, and business and human rights. She co-authored or contributed to several books regarding human rights and immigration and has published articles in many peer reviewed journals, including the International Journal of Refugee Law, Human Rights Quarterly, Theoretical Inquiries in Law, Columbia Journal of Law and Human Rights, Law and Social Politics, and International Migration Review. She has been involved in the case of Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen detained in Guantànamo Bay, and represented Human Rights Watch as Amicus before the Supreme Court of Canada in Khadr appeals. A founding member of the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers, she is involved in public interest litigation defending the human rights of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants.

Visit at: http://www.law.utoronto.ca/faculty-staff/full-time-faculty/audrey-macklin

Carissima Mathen

Carissima Mathen is Associate Professor of Law at the University of Ottawa. She is a founding member of the Faculty’s Public Law Group, and a member of the Bar of Ontario. She holds degrees from McGill University, Osgoode Hall Law School and Columbia University Law School where she studied as a Stone Scholar. She was for many years Counsel and Director of Litigation for the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF), where she played a formative role in ground-breaking Charter litigation. She developed particular expertise in sexual assault law, formulating arguments in such cases as R. v. Darrach, R. v. Ewanchuk and R. v. Mills. Professor Mathen is one of the most active legal commentators in Canada, appearing regularly in print, and on radio and television. An expert in Canadian constitutional and criminal law, her scholarship has been cited by the Supreme Court of Canada. Her most recent publications deal with the nature of judicial dissent and the 2014 Supreme Court Act Reference.

Visit at: http://www.carissimamathen.ca

Beverly McLachlin C.J.

The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin is the 17th and current Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, the first woman to hold this position, and the longest serving Chief Justice in Canadian history. In her role as Chief Justice, she also serves as a Deputy of the Governor General of Canada. In 1980, she was appointed to the County Court of Vancouver and then to the Supreme Court of British Columbia. In 1985 she was appointed to the British Columbia Court of Appeal, three years later in 1988 she was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia. She was appointed by Brian Mulroney as a Puisne Justice to the Supreme Court of Canada on 30 March 1989, and was made Chief Justice of Canada on 7 January 2000 by Jean Chretien.

Visit at: http://www.scc-csc.ca/court-cour/judges-juges/bio-eng.aspx?id=beverley-mclachlin

Sandy Steel

Sandy Steel (BA, PhD, Cambridge) is an Associate Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Oxford, Wadham College. Previously, he was a Lecturer in Law at King’s College London. His research interests are primarily in the law of obligations, particularly tort law, and particularly from philosophical and comparative law perspectives. His work has been cited by courts, including the High Court of Australia. He has also co-authored a critical guide to central questions in jurisprudence.

Visit at: https://www.wadham.ox.ac.uk/people/fellows-and-academic-staff/s/sandy-steel

Angela Swan

Angela Swan (BComm, LLB, UBC; BCL, Oxford), taught at the Faculty of Law at University of Toronto from 1965 to 1987 when she went into private practice with Aird & Berlis. Since then she has been a sessional lecturer at University of Toronto, a Visiting Professor at McGill University, a member of Stikeman Elliott (Montreal). She is now back at Aird & Berlis where she practices commercial and corporate law. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at McGill and an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University.

Jason Varuhas

Jason N. E. Varuhas is Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne, Associate Fellow of the Centre for Public Law, University of Cambridge, and Bye-Fellow of Christ’s College, Cambridge. His research and teaching interests cross the public law-private law divide. His current research work includes major projects on ‘mapping’ public law and the ‘socialisation’ of private law. He has published on topics in private and public law in leading international journals, in a number of edited collections, and has several books in press including his sole-authored monograph, Damages and Human Rights (Oxford, Hart Publishing), which stems from his doctoral work for which he won the Yorke Prize at the University of Cambridge. He is a founder and co-convenor of the biennial series of Public Law Conferences.

Visit at: http://www.law.cam.ac.uk/people/academic/jne-varuhas/2238

Bob Williams

Professor Williams teaches state constitutional law and is the associate director of the Center for State Constitutional Studies at Rutgers. He is the author of dozens of articles and numerous books on state constitutional law. Prior to joining the Rutgers faculty in 1980, Professor Williams served as a legislative assistant during the 1967 Special Constitutional Revision session of the Florida Legislature and represented clients before the 1978 Florida Constitution Revision Commission. Professor Williams has participated in a wide range of litigation on state constitutional law and has lectured to hundreds of state judges and lawyers on a variety of subjects involved with state constitutional law. He also co-produced a television documentary marking the 50th anniversary of the New Jersey Constitution and is the convener of the Research Group on Subnational Constitutions of the International Association of Constitutional Law.

Visit at: https://camlaw.rutgers.edu/directory/rfw/

Han-Ru Zhou

Han-Ru Zhou (LL.B., LL.M., D.Phil.) is an Assistant Professor of Public Law at the Université de Montréal Faculty of Law. Before joining the Faculty of Law, he was a Boulton Fellow (Visiting Scholar) at McGill University and served as a Law Clerk to Justice Marie Deschamps at the Supreme Court of Canada. A member of the Québec Bar, Han-Ru Zhou received his legal education at Montréal, Harvard and Oxford Universities. Professor Zhou teaches and researches in the areas of constitutional law, comparative law and legal theory.

Visit at: http://droit.umontreal.ca/faculte/lequipe/corps-professoral/fiche/liste_utilisateurs/view/utilisateur/han-ru-zhou-126/

Bruce Ziff

Bruce Ziff (BA, Carleton; LLB, Ottawa; M.Litt., Oxford) is a Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta where he teaches property law, property theory, and land titles. He is cross-appointed to the Faculty of Arts as the Associate Director of “folkwaysAlive!”. He is a recipient of the A.C. Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching (1988), and the Faculty of Law Teaching Award (2013). He has taught as a visiting professor at Osgoode Hall Law School (Toronto), and the University of Wollongong (Australia). He has also served as Special Counsel to the Alberta Law Reform Institute, and as an advisor on law reform in Ukraine.

Visit at: https://lawschool.ualberta.ca/about/contact/faculty/bruce-ziff

This content has been updated on 12 August 2016 at 17 h 07 min.