Legal Theory & History

Theoretical, interdisciplinary and methodological aspects of law and legal systems. Our faculty members are researching in a variety of areas, including legal philosophy, legal history, comparative constitutional law, empirical legal research methods, the rule of law, technology law theory, and property theory.

Our Researchers

Lyndsay Campbell

Lyndsay Campbell

  • Legal history
  • The regulation of expression
  • The interaction between extralegal and legal regulatory strategies
  • Comparisons between Canadian and American approaches to law
  • Nineteenth-century Canadian constitutionalism

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Maureen Duffy

Maureen Duffy

  • Comparative Law
  • Constitutional Law (Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom)
  • Immigration and Refugee Law
  • National Security Law (the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom)
  • Criminal Procedure (Canada and the United States)
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • Juvenile Justice and Child Welfare

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Greg Hagen

Greg Hagen

  • Ethical and legal issues concerning synthetic biology
  • Legal and political philosophy
  • Philosophy of science
  • Science policy

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Robert Hamilton

Robert Hamilton

  • Aboriginal and Indigenous law
  • Property law
  • Legal history
  • Legal theory

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Ian Holloway

Ian Holloway

  • Administrative Law
  • Legal History

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Michael Ilg

Michael Ilg

  • Legal Theory
  • Law and Development

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Jennifer Koshan

Jennifer Koshan

  • Constitutional Law
  • Equality and Human Rights
  • State Responses to Violence
  • Feminist Legal Theory
  • Public Interest Advocacy

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Kathleen Mahoney

Kathleen Mahoney

  • Equality
  • International Human Rights Law
  • Judicial Education
  • Law and Reparations
  • Aboriginal people and the law
  • Feminist Legal Theory
  • Transitional Justice

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Jonnette Watson Hamilton

Jonnette Watson Hamilton

  • Discourse Analysis
  • Equality Rights
  • Property Law & Theory
  • Access to Justice

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Alice Woolley

Alice Woolley

  • Legal Ethics
  • Legal Profession
  • Administrative Law
  • Professional regulation

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