B.A. Hons (Mount Allison); M.A. & Ph.D. (Rice); LL.B. (Ottawa); LL.M. (Harvard), of the Nova Scotia bar, Assistant Professor
Professor Young joined the faculty in 2012 after teaching at Queen's and the University of Ottawa. She practiced law at Cox & Palmer in Halifax and clerked with Justice Louis LeBel of the Supreme Court of Canada. She teaches first year Torts and a seminar in Advanced Torts. She has previously taught a seminar on the law of death and dying and Property Law.
Her areas of research interest include defamation law, tort law, health law, and the law of death and dying. Recent research projects include examining whether corporations should have the right to sue in defamation and whether taking a patient off life support should require informed consent.