Welcome to our new professors!
The Bora Laskin Faculty of Law is thrilled to announce and extends a warm welcome to our new faculty members.
Robin Whitehead is joining the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law as Assistant Professor in the 2021/22 academic year. Prof. Whitehead is a doctoral candidate at the University of Ottawa. Her doctoral research focuses on police use of force against persons who experience mental health disability and addresses the challenges inherent in accommodating disability in the context of policing.
Prof. Whitehead is a member of the B.C. bar and comes to us from an analyst position with the Library of Parliament. “Robin’s expertise in the law of policing touches on constitutional, criminal and tort law as well as human rights law, all areas that are highly relevant to preparing students for general practice in smaller centres, and adds to the Faculty’s expertise in Aboriginal Law” says Dean Jula Hughes.
Phil Lord is joining the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law as Assistant Professor in the 2021/22 academic year. Prof. Lord holds a LL.M. from McGill. His areas of interest include business law where he brings expertise in financial services regulation, and his research engages employment and tax law and behavioural economics; as well as the interaction between law and new religious movements.
Prof. Lord is a member of the Quebec and New York bars and clerked for Justice Martine St-Louis of the Federal Court. He has taught in the Legal Studies program at Carleton University. “Phil brings an impressive publication record in English and French, adding to the research profile of the Faculty. He has significant private practice experience and will contribute to the Integrated Practice Curriculum” says Dean Jula Hughes.