UNB Law welcomes three new professors 

John Williamson, Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of New Brunswick, is pleased to welcome three new appointments to the faculty.

“I’m delighted to have such high-quality professors join us and am confident that these new faculty members will contribute to furthering the success of our Faculty,” says Dean Williamson. “As we approach our 125th anniversary, these three new professors, and all of our faculty, will play a critical role in ensuring the law school continues to be ‘Canada’s great small law    school.’ ”

Jane Thomson

Jane ThomsonAfter completing her law degree at Dalhousie University, Jane served as law clerk to the Honourable Justices MacPherson, Cronk, Juriansz and MacFarland at the Ontario Court of Appeal, and then to the Honourable Justice Cromwell at the Supreme Court of Canada.

Jane received her LL.M from Harvard Law School in 2013. Currently a Ph.D. candidate in law at Queen’s University, she holds a Honours Bachelor of Arts from Carleton University and an M.A. from Simon Fraser University. She is a 2016 Vanier Scholar and an O’Brien Fellow.

Before joining the Faculty of Law at UNB, Jane practiced family law in Toronto and Ottawa. During her time in private practice, she taught as a part-time professor at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law.

Her research focuses on the use of private law theory by Canadian courts to affect social and economic legal reform and her publications include book chapters and articles in the area of family law and estate law.

 

Michael Marin

Michael MarinMichael Marin began his teaching career in 2012 at the University of Ottawa, where he served as Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Law. Michael was also the founding Academic Director of the University of Ottawa Business Law Clinic. Before entering academia, he practised corporate and commercial litigation at an international law firm in New York City, and clerked for the Hon. Ian Binnie, formerly of the Supreme Court of Canada. 

Michael received an LL.M. from the University of Cambridge, where he studied as a Gates Scholar. In 2011-12, he was an Action Canada Fellow, part of a program that supports the development of Canada’s emerging public policy leaders. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and the Bar of New York, and holds a law degree from the University of Ottawa and an M.A. in public policy from Carleton University. 

His research has been published in leading Canadian and international journals, and focuses on corporate accountability, corporate forms and economic stability, social and economic rights, access to justice and clinical legal education. 

 

 

Kerri Froc

 Kerri Froc Kerri A. Froc, a Trudeau Scholar as well as a Vanier Scholar, is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Carleton University. She has taught courses at Carleton University, Queen’s University and University of Ottawa on feminist legal theory and various aspects of public law, among others. 

 Kerri received her Ph.D. from Queen’s University in 2016 and holds a Master of Laws from the University of Ottawa, a Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Regina.

 Before completing her doctorate, she spent 18 years as a lawyer –as a civil litigator in Regina, a staff lawyer for the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) and then as a staff lawyer in the areas of law reform and equality at the Canadian Bar Association. 

 Her research has appeared in publications such as the Canadian Bar Review, the Review of Constitutional Studies, the Canadian Journal of Parliamentary and Political Law, and in the anthologies Feminist Constitutionalism and Advancing Social Rights in Canada.  Her research interests include theories of constitutional interpretation (including originalism), access to justice, reproductive rights, rights of political representation, and complex rights violations experienced by working women, poor women and racialized and Indigenous women.