I work at the intersection of legal theory and public law to understand the roles public institutions should play in legal systems. My research concerns three connected ideas: referenudms, representatives, and direct democracy. I argue that mistaken assumptions about these three ideas have undermined democratic processes and institutions. 

I hold a BA in Philosophy from the University of Alberta, an LLB in Laws from the London School of Economics, and an MSt in Legal Theory from Oxford. I am currently a DPhil student in the Faculty of Law based at University College. My thesis is entitled 'The Uses and Abuses of Referenudms.'  I am also a Stipendiary Lecturer in Law at Hertford College where I teach jurisprudence. From 2014-2016 I was a guest lecturer in Advanced Tort Law at the London School of Economics. 

I have been the grateful recipient of scholarships from the TD Canda Trust Foundation, the Millenium Excellence Scholarship Foundation, the Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation, and University College, Oxford. Inexplicably, I have also been awarded the University of Alberta's Outstanding Acheivement Medal as well as the Slaughter and May and Clifford Chance Prizes at the London School of Economics. 


Research Interests

Political Theory, Public Law, Jurisprudence.

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