Biography

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. 

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Political Theory, Public Law, Jurisprudence.

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