faculty of law, university of oxford


I am an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Oxford, and Garrick Fellow and Tutor at Brasenose College.

I grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and my first degree (in economics) is from the University of Winnipeg (2000-02). I went to the University of Victoria for an LLB (2002-05), then clerked for a year at the British Columbia Court of Appeal in Vancouver.

I did my BCL, MPhil, and DPhil degrees at Oxford (2006-12). My doctoral thesis was about social norms, and I was supervised by Les Green in law and John Broome in philosophy.

After Oxford, I spent a year as a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. I was a Lecturer in Law at the University of Aberdeen (2012-14), and Queen Mary University of London (2014-15), before starting my current position at Oxford in 2015.

Along the way I’ve spent time as a graduate student at Yale University, and as a regular visiting scholar at the University of Melbourne, where I’ve been hosted by the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies.