CV & Publications

EDUCATION

Master of Laws, First Class (2019-2020)
University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Subjects: Information Law (Class I), International Environmental Law (Class I), International Human Rights Law (Class I), Public Law Thesis (Class I).

Academic Awards: Canadian Centre for International Law, John P. Humphrey Fellowship; Citizen Lab Fellowship; Mackenzie King Travelling Fellowship; McGill University Delta Phi Upsilon Award.

Bachelor of Civil Law/Bachelor of Laws (2010-2014)
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Montreal, QC, Canada

Academic Awards: Dean’s Honour List; Louis H. Rohrlick Memorial Prize; Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt Prize in Corporate and Commercial Law; Rosa B. Gualtieri Prize; David Litner Q.C. Scholarship; Lindsey Cameron Award.

Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Journalism (2005-2009)
Concordia University, Faculty of Arts, Montreal, QC, Canada

Academic Awards: Dean’s List; Canadian International Development Agency Journalism and Development Grant for reporting in East Africa; Lewis Harris Award.

CLERKSHIPS

Supreme Court of Canada (2015-2016)
Law Clerk to the Honourable Mr. Justice Cromwell

Court of Appeal for Ontario (2014-2015)
Law Clerk to Justices Watt, Pepall & Brown

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

University of Toronto, Faculty of Law (2019-Present)
Supervising lawyer, Citizen Lab Externship

SELECTED LEGAL EXPERIENCE

Citizen Lab, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy (2018-Present)
Senior Legal Advisor

Refugee Lawyer (2018-2020)
Practicing refugee lawyer representing clients at the Refugee Protection Division, Refugee Appeal Division and Federal Court

Morrison & Foerster LLP (2017-2018)
Litigation Associate in the New York City office

Legal Researcher (2012-Present)
Providing legal research support to various professors and institutions in the area of international law

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  1. United Nations Submission, “Submission of the Citizen Lab (Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto) to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression on the Surveillance Industry and Human Rights” (2019) – Dr. Ronald J. Deibert and Jon Penney.
  2. Article, “Detaining the Uncooperative Migrant” (2020) 33 Osgoode Hall Journal of Law and Social Policy – with Molly Joeck.
  3. Article, “Separate but Unequal: Immigration Detention in Canada and the Great Writ of Liberty” (2018) 63:2 McGill Law Journal 1 – with Jared Will and Joshua Blum.
  4. Article, “Revisiting the Role of Presumptions of Legislative Intent in Statutory Interpretation” (2017) 95:2 Canadian Bar Review 297 – with the Honourable Thomas A. Cromwell and Thomas Touchie.
  5. Article, “The Legal Services Gap: Access to Justice as a Regulatory Issue” (2017) 42:1 Queen’s Law Journal 1 – with the Honourable Thomas A. Cromwell.
  6. Book, Foundations of Civil Justice: Towards a Value-Based Framework for Civil Reform (Springer, 2015) – with Dr. Fabien Gélinas, Clément Camion, Catherine Piché, Mariko Khan and Karine Bates.
  7. Book Chapter, “The Taylor Case: Aiding and Abetting, Specific Direction and the Possibility of Strict Liability for Remote Offenders” in Collection of Essays in Honour of Justice Hassan Bubacar Jallow (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2015) – with Prof. Frédéric Mégret.
  8. Article, “Legal Empowerment, Social Movements and Fostering Equitable Economic Development in Cambodia” (2013) 2:1 Canadian Journal of Poverty Law – with Dr. Nandini Ramanujam.
  9. Article, “Using Law to Impair the Rights and Freedoms of Human Rights Defenders: A Case Study of Cambodia” (2012) 4:3 Oxford Journal of Human Rights Practice.

WORKSHOPS

  • Panelist, “Feeling Safe: Exploring Innovative Research Approaches to the Emotional Underpinnings of Security,” Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (2019) (Workshop paper: Siena Anstis and Noura Al-Jizawi, “Digital Transnational Authoritarianism Against Dissidents: Reactions, Emotions, and Insecurity”).
  • Panelist, “De-Carceral Futures: Bridging Prison & Immigration Justice,” Queen’s University, Faculty of Law (2019) (Workshop paper: Siena Anstis and Jared Will, “Detaining the Uncooperative Migrant”).

BAR ADMISSIONS

New York (2014), Ontario (2015)