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.

officeedit2I 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.