Co-founder of the Laboratory, Sophie is a doctoral student in law at Université de Sherbrooke. Anthropologist and jurist, she graduated both in law (McGill University 2002-2006) and in anthropology (McGill University 2003-2006, Université Laval 2010-2012). Her current research interests focus on alternative approaches to children's learning, anthropological, theoretical and methodological approaches to law, as well as rethinking collaborative and multidisciplinary spaces.
Alexandra recieved her Bachelor of Law from the Université du Québec à Montréal in 2015. She is a member of the Barreau du Québec since 2017, following an internship for the litigations department of the City of Montreal. She is currently pursuing a research-type Master's degree in Law at the Université de Sherbrooke. Her main interests include administrative law, governance law and theory of law. Her master's research project focuses on the implications of the New public management reforms for Canadian administrative law. Alexandra also works as a research assistant and as a teaching assistant at the Faculty of Law of the Université de Sherbrooke.
Véronique is currently completing her law degree at the Université de Sherbrooke. In winter 2020, she will attend the Bar of Quebec, before continuing her studies at the master's level. She is particularly interested in feminist and queer theories as well as the philosophy of law. She wants to carry out research related to human rights, both nationally and internationally. In addition, she likes to understand the ideologies that are conveyed by the law, as well as its impact on marginalized populations. She wishes, through her future professional activities, to think the law in order to participate in its constant evolution.
Marie-Claude is professor at the Faculty of Law, Université de Sherbrooke, since 2011. Her doctoral thesis, conducted jointly at Laval University and the Université de Bordeaux, was devoted to the analysis of fair trade certification from a legal perspective. Her doctoral research led her to study social and environmental standards in certified fair-trade vineyards in Chile, South Africa and Argentina. It focused primarily on private qualifications, corporate social and environmental responsibility, consumer law, international labour law as well as access to justice.
Véronique is professor at the Faculty of Law, Université de Sherbrooke. In 2015, she completed a Ph.D. in Criminology, Law, and Society at the University of California, Irvine. Her doctoral dissertation, entitled Taking the Law to the Streets: Legal and Spatial Tactics Deployed in Public Spaces to Control Protesters and the Homeless in Montreal, studied the mobilization of municipal law to control marginalized peoples in Montreal. Her ethnographic approach led her to work closely with both homeless people and protesters who had received statements of offense for their occupation of public space in Montreal. Her current research interests include the criminalization of marginalized peoples, penal control of public space and ethnographic methods in law.
Finn has been a member of the Québec Bar since 2005 and Professor at the Faculty of Law, Université de Sherbrooke, since 2009. He was Director of programs Common Law and Transnational Law from 2010 to 2014. Prior to joining the Faculty of Law, he practiced law for several years in a firm in Montreal, where he worked in the areas of labour and employment law, administrative law and human rights. In addition to representing individuals and trade unions before the courts, he acted as an educator for several trade union federations.
Finn's research interests include collective labour relations, employment law, interdisciplinarity, legal epistemology and methodology, as well as marxist legal theory.
Co-founder of the Laboratory and professor of Law at the Université de Sherbrooke, Hélène's research focuses on the issue of environmental protection in the Arctic in the context of climate change. Developing a critical approach to international law, she is interested in the limits and possibilities of using law to protect the Arctic environment, particularly with respect to oil and gas, maritime transport, the rights of indigenous peoples and biodiversity. She is also interested in developing critical theories of law, the relationship between law and politics, specifically the legitimacy of law, the rule of law and the reciprocal relationship that the state must maintain with its citizens.
Derek is professor at the Faculty of Law, Université de Montréal. Professor McKee's research interests are primarily in the areas of administrative law as well as the transnational aspects of domestic regulation. He completed his doctoral dissertation, entitled "Internationalism and Global Governance in Canadian Public Law" at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. He obtained his common law and civil law degrees from McGill University. He holds a bachelor's degree in visual arts and social anthropology from Harvard University. He served as law clerk to Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin of the Supreme Court of Canada in 2006-07.
Moumouni Krissiamba Ouiminga
Pierre is a professor at the Université du Québec en Outaouais. As a graduate of the Université de Sherbrooke (nursing degree, master's degree in law and health policy), he also holds a Ph.D. in nursing sciences at the University of Ottawa (University research chair in forensic nursing). His research interests target the interactions between the fields of law and psychiatry, specifically the study of the processes of marginalization and social exclusion. His research explores the questions of identity and self-determination in the context of disability and mental illness, and the influence of law on the legitimacy of health interventions.
Alexandra is a professor at the Faculty of Law, Université de Sherbrooke. Using critical and comparative perspectives, her work focuses on fundamental institutions of private law. A graduate of the Transsystemic Program of McGill University, she is also holds an LL.M. and an LL.D. from Laval University, as well as a B.A. in comparative literature and cinema from the University of Montreal. Member of the Barreau du Québec since 2009, she served as a law clerk at the Court of Appeal of Quebec (2008–2010) after having been the Assistant Director for the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law (2007–2008). Her work today focuses on the social functions of private law, more particularly on the notion of power and new ways of holding property.
Josiane Rioux Collin
Josiane holds a Bachelor or laws and a Master of business administration from the Université de Sherbrooke as well as a Master of laws from the University of Ottawa, where she studied the taxation of sugar-sweetened beverages from a food justice perspective. Josiane is currently pursing a research-type Master's degree in law. She is interested in the fields of food law, consumer law, health law and insurance law, namely. Her thesis project relates to access to healthy diets. In addition to working as a research assistant and teaching assistant, Josiane is a lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the Université de Sherbrooke.
Alexandra is a research and teaching assistant at the Faculty of Law of the Université de Sherbrooke. She obtained her law degree in 2017 and is currently pursuing a research-type masters in law. She is particularly interested in family law and children’s rights. Her research project focuses more specifically on the evolution of the place of the individual will in parent-child relationships as well as post-modern theories of law.
Currently studying at Quebec Bar School, Marie completed her law degree at the Université de Sherbrooke in April 2019. In collaboration with Professors Marie-Claude Desjardins and Finn Makela, she works on various research projects as a research assistant since summer 2018. The research projects she is assisting focus on the effectiveness of freedom of association in the internormative framework of fairtrade certification and on the normative framework for pesticides' use. Marie is also working with Professor Hélène Mayrand on the legal framework for the hydrocarbons' exploration and exploitation in Quebec and on the development of the theoretical and methodological tools common to critical approaches in environmental law. She is currently applying to Master's degree programs for next fall, intending to mobilize law and critical approaches to the protection of the environment in the particular context of climate change.
Co-founder of the Laboratory, Sabrina is a doctoral candidate in law at the Université de Sherbrooke (LL.D.). She holds a Master’s degree in international law (LL.M.) from the Université du Quebec à Montréal (UQÀM). She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in international relations and international law (B.A.) from the same university. Her research interests are mainly critical legal theory, international human rights law (especially in the Inter-American context), tourism law, the "law and literature approach," and animal law. Her thesis research concerns the international and national law applicable to all-inclusive tourism in the Caribbean, using a Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL) analytical perspective.