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Education CV


University of Cambridge, Ph.D. in Law 

Université de Montréal, 1st year LL.D.

Harvard Law School, LL.M., June 2010

University of Cambridge, LL.M. in International Law, June 2009

Université Laval, LL.B., May 2006, Gold Medalist 

Université de Paris II Panthéon-Assas, International Exchange Program, Fall 2005


Scholarships and Awards

Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship (2015)

University of Montreal, Faculty of Graduate Studies Scholarship (2015)

Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship (2009)

Special Fulbright Canada Fellow (2009)

Government of Quebec Research Scholarship (2009) (Declined)

Rt Hon. Paul Martin Sr. Scholarship (2008)

Fulbright Student Award for Graduate Studies (2008) (Declined)

Mackenzie King Travelling Scholarship (2008) (Declined)

Government of Quebec Research Scholarship (2008)

Quebec Bar Association Award (2006)


Professional Experience

Quebec Securities and Exchange Commission (2012-2015)

McCarthy Tetrault LLP (2011-2012)

Department of Justice Canada (2010)

Supreme Court of Canada, law clerk to the Honourable Morris J. Fish (2007-2008)

Davies, Ward, Phillips & Vinerberg LLP (2005-2007)

Department of Justice Québec (2005)


Fields of research

Constitutional law, Legal History, Tort Law, Administrative Law


A Historical Constitutional Approach to Crown Liability: Revisiting The King Can Do No Wrong


Dr John Allison

Start Date

Oct 2016

End date

Oct 2019