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Curriculum Vitae

 Education

2015 PhD

Osgoode Hall Law School, York University Toronto 

Dissertation title: ‘Reputational Privacy and the Internet: Can Law Help?’

SUPERVISOR: Dr. Margaret Beare

2008 LLM

Osgoode Hall Law School, York University Toronto 

Thesis Title: ‘The Privatization of War: normative effects at
the intersection of human rights, crime and security’

1990 JD

Western University School of Law, London ON 

Awards & Distinctions

2021

Excellence in Teaching Award, Osgoode Hall Law School Toronto (Professional LLM)

2019

European Research Group on Military and Society (ERGOMAS) 14th Biennial Conference Lisbon

Military & Police Relations working group

2011

Visiting Researcher

Sciences-Po Université, Paris

2011

European Union Centre of Excellence Award

York University, Toronto

2010

Oxford Internet Institute Summer Doctoral Program 

OII Summer Doctoral Internet Study

University of Oxford UK 

2010

Migration Policy Centre, Migration Summer School 

European University Institute

Villa Schifanoia, Florence, IT

2010

Law & Culture Colloquium Scholarship 

Osnabrück University, Germany

2009

Association of Transnational Law Schools Summer Agora 

London School of Economics, UK

2008 - 2015

Full Doctoral Funding, Osgoode Hall Law School,

York University

Academic Appointments

2018 -  2023

Instructor, LLM Professional Development

Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

1 Dundas St. Toronto M5G 1Z3

  • Criminal Law and Procedure

  • Digital Crime 

  • Non-verbal Evidence

  • Privacy and Cybersecurity 

  • Pandemic Law

2020 - 2024

Research Fellow

Jack and Mae Nathanson Centre for Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security
Osgoode Hall Law School

York University

  • Book project "Outsmarting the next pandemic"

  • Book project "Big policing, big crime: all about big money?"

2017 - 2019

Senior Lecturer in JD and LLB Programs

Deakin University School of Law, Melbourne Australia

  • Legal Method & Statutory Interpretation 

  • Internet Law

  • Higher Education Supervision (LL.M. and PhD)

2009 - 2017

Sessional Professor in JD Program

 

Osgoode Hall Law School, Keele Campus, York University M3J 1P3

  • Law and Technology 

  • Digital Crime

  • National Security Law

Sociology Department, York University 

  • Organized Crime and Money Laundering

  • Law and Sociology of Policing

2012 - 2013

Assistant Professor, Criminology Department

 

Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson), Toronto

  • Introduction to Criminology 

  • International Criminal Law 

  • National Security

  • Policing

Research Opportunities

2019

Canada Forces College, Toronto

Comparative Institutional Study of Police-Military Collaboration in Emergency Crises,

10-year Update Publication

2012

Sciences-Po University, Paris (CEVIPOF - Centre for Political Research)

Scholarship funding: Canada-France Consular
Research Project: Police (Mis)use of Social Media for Frontline Security during the G-20 Economic Summits: a qualitative comparison of Toronto and Cannes

2008 - 2011

Defence Research & Development Canada
Principal Investigator: Dr. Eric Ouellet, Canada Forces College, Toronto
Field Case Study Involving Qualitative Research of SARS Pandemic Collaboration by Police and Health Care Personnel

2021

“Redesign Online” Osgoode Professional Development

York University

2012

Human Migration Certificate, European University Institute, Florence

1990

Bar Admission Certification, Law Society of Upper Canada, Toronto

2017

Higher Education Graduate Supervision Certification, Deakin University

1991

Articles-at-Law 

Goodmans LLP Toronto

Accreditation

Law Practice

1992-2008

Elizabeth A. Kirley, Barrister & Solicitor

Criminal Law, Family & Children’s Law

(Law Society status: academic)

2003-2006

Children’s Lawyer Representative 

Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General, Toronto

2003-2007

Assistant Crown Attorney 

Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General, Toronto

1991-2003

Legal Aid Ontario 

Public Defender, Criminal & Family Law,

Central Ontario

Keynotes & Invited Presentations

2021

“Emoji Law: When Cute Becomes Criminal”

Chamber of Commerce, New Tecumseth ON (November). 

2020

“Understanding the Lexicon of Emoji: in Ethical Considerations with Emoji, 

Memes, and GIFS" 

Presentation for Duquesne University School of Law (October)

2020

“Linguistic & Evidentiary Interpretation Issues with emoji, memes, & GIFs,”  

Presentation for Duquesne University School of Law (October).

2019

“The Murky Ethics of Emoji”

Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB) 6-10 August

Intercontinental Hotel Montreal.

2019

“A Re-Assessment of Military-Police Collaboration for Emergency Readiness in Light of Emerging Technological Innovation,”

European Research Group on Military and Society (ERGOMAS)

Biennial Conference ISCTE Instituto Universitario de Lisboa, Portugal (June). 

2018

“Your Facebook post makes me so        : decoding the Murky Ethics of Emoji,” 

Marine & Energy Symposium of the Americas (MESA) Luncheon Keynote

King Edward Hotel Toronto (April).

2016

“Cart Before the Horse? Internet Exceptionalism is Really about Digital Speech” 

British & Irish Law, Education & Technology Association (BILETA ’16)

Annual Conference, Hertfordshire University, Hatfield UK (April).

 

2016

“Trashed Online: Is Law Still Relevant to Reputation?”

British & Irish Law, Education & Technology Association (BILETA ’16)

Annual Conference, Hertfordshire University, Hatfield UK (April).

 

2016

“Trashed: A Comparative Exploration of Law’s Relevance to Online Reputation”

Invited Presentation, Quello Center of Communications and Media

Michigan State University (April). 

 

2015

“The Ethics of Student Engagement Technologies: Using Clickers & Smart Phones to Learn the Law”

Canadian Association of Law Teachers (CALT/ACPD) 

website guest column (31 May)  https://www.acpd-calt.org/tags/guest_column 

 

2014

“Erase Me and Do Not Track Me: New Directions in Online Privacy” 

Cyber Developments in International Relations Conference

American Graduate School of Paris (April).

 

2014

“Point and Click: Student Engagement Technologies for First Year Law Classes”

Open Doors: Teaching and Learning Law for Justice Conference

Canadian Association of Law Teachers, Winnipeg (June 12)

as posted on ResearchGate. 

 

2013

“Easing Tensions between Privacy and Transparency: Erasure Rights in 3 

Cultures”

3rd Global Conference on Transparency Research

Ecole des hautes études commerciales (HEC Paris).

 

2012

“Social Media within the G20 Context: Police Integrated Security Units” 

Cyber-Surveillance in Everyday Life: An International Workshop

University of Toronto Munk School of Global Affairs (March).

 

2009

“Social Media and the Militarization Myth in Canadian Policing”

International University Seminar, Armed Forces & Society Conference, Chicago (October 28).

 

2009 

“INTERPOL’s Expanded Role in Active Policing”

Police Governance and Accountability Conference

University of Limerick Faculty of Law, Ireland (December 15). 

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University Service

2019

Price Moot, (Oxford University semi-final round)

Osgoode Hall team

2017-18

Faculty Council, Law Representative

Deakin Faculty of Business & Law 

2017-19 

Mentor for Women Indigenous Law Students, Vice Chancellor’s Professional Excellence Program

Deakin Faculty of Business & Law

2015-16 

Senate Committee on Academic Standards, Curriculum & Pedagogy 

York University Toronto 

2014-15 

Tenure & Promotions Committee, Doctoral Representative

 Osgoode Hall Law School Toronto

2012-13 

Liberal Arts Faculty Committee

Ryerson University Toronto 

2012-13 

Teacher of the Year Selection Committee

Ryerson University Toronto 

2012 

Judge, Moot Court, Business Law Association

Rogers School of Management

Ryerson University, Toronto 

2003-06

Bar Admissions Course Instructor in Criminal Procedure, ADR 

2018

Editorial Review, McGill Law Journal, McGill University

Montreal Quebec by invitation

2017-19 

Editorial Review, European Journal of Law and Technology 

University of Strathclyde, UK

2014- 15

Editorial Committee, TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies

York University

 Editorial Review

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