Jennie Abell, University of Ottawa

Associate Professor Institute of Women's Studies Law Ottawa, Ontario jabell@uottawa.ca Office: (613) 562-2543

Bio/Research

Professor Abell joined the Faculty of Law in 1988. Prior to that, she was an Assistant Professor at the School of Human Justice, University of Regina and worked with a community legal clinic (Prince Albert and District Legal Services) doing criminal defence, welfare rights and Aboriginal rights w...

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Bio/Research

Professor Abell joined the Faculty of Law in 1988. Prior to that, she was an Assistant Professor at the School of Human Justice, University of Regina and worked with a community legal clinic (Prince Albert and District Legal Services) doing criminal defence, welfare rights and Aboriginal rights work.

She teaches in the Faculty of Law and at the Institute of Women's Studies in the areas of: Criminal Law and Procedure; Poverty and the Law; Feminism, Justice and the Law; and Women and Human Rights: International Perspectives. She is the co-author of two volumes of a Criminal Law and Procedure casebook, Criminal Law and Procedure: Cases, Context and Critique and Criminal Law and Procedure: Proof, Defences and Beyond and is the author of various articles in the areas of legal aid, criminalization of the poor; women and violence, and human rights.

Professor Abell works closely with a number of groups representing women's interests and advocating for equality, including the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF). Recently, she has been involved in a collaborative project training and developing curriculum materials for teaching Gender and Law in China. From 2006-2009, Professor Abell was Director of the Institute of Women’s Studies.


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