Michael holds the Legal Education Foundation Postdoctoral Access to Civil Justice Research Fellowship at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights. He completed his PhD (York University) on the subject of multilayer access to civil justice in Canada, and holds degrees in political science from York University and the University of Toronto, Trinity College. Michael’s primary research interests focus on access to civil justice, human rights, and collective redress. Within these fields, his interdisciplinary research examines various contextual barriers to accessing justice and the law and politics of class/collective actions.
His current research focuses on multilayer access to civil justice in England and Wales and the mobilisation of collective mechanisms in rights enforcement in comparative perspective.