Suzanne Chiodo

DPhil Law



Suzanne Chiodo is a Stipendiary Lecturer in Law at Oriel and commenced the DPhil in October 2017.

Before beginning her doctorate, Suzanne was a class actions lawyer at Rochon Genova LLP in Toronto. She completed her LLM in December 2016, supported by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and numerous other sources. Her first legal monograph, arising from her LLM thesis on the history of the Ontario Class Proceedings Act, will be published by Irwin Law in summer 2018.

She has taught courses on civil procedure at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, and has presented papers to the Ontario Bar Association and the Ontario Human Rights Commission. In addition, she has published numerous papers on class actions and tort law.

Suzanne completed her articles of clerkship for the Honourable Mr. Justice O'Reilly at the Federal Court of Canada, having obtained her J.D. with Distinction at Western Law in Canada. She received the Law Society of Upper Canada prize for graduating near the top of her class, and also won numerous awards and scholarships for academic excellence and contribution to the life of the school, including the establishment of Western Law's first student-run academic journal.

This is Suzanne's second time at Oxford, having received her B.A. in Modern History as a member of St. Hilda's College, where she was an exhibitioner.



Research Interests

Class actions and collective redress; civil procedure; torts; private law theory; legal history; comparative law.

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