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Audrey Macklin

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Prof. Audrey Macklin was appointed as the director of the Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies in January 2017. She holds law degrees from Yale and the University of Toronto, and a bachelor of science degree from the University of Alberta. After graduating from U of T, she served as law clerk to Mme Justice Bertha Wilson at the Supreme Court of Canada. She was appointed to the faculty of Dalhousie Law School in 1991, promoted to Associate Professor 1998, moved to the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law in 2000, and became a full professor in 2009.

Audrey is co-author of The Governance Gap: Extractive Industries, Human Rights, and the Home State Advantage (London: Routledge: 2014) and the Canadian text Immigration and Refugee Law: Cases, Materials and Commentary, 2nd Edition (Toronto: Emond Montgomery, 2015). She has published articles in many peer reviewed journals, including the International Journal of Refugee Law, the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, Human Rights Quarterly, Theoretical Inquiries in Law, Columbia Journal of Law and Human Rights, European Journal of Law and Migration, Law and Social Politics, and International Migration Review. She has also contributed to several edited book collections. Macklin is a frequent commentator in Canadian and international media, and regularly contributes op-eds to a variety of publications.

From 1994-96, Professor Macklin was a member of Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board, where she adjudicated refugee claims. She was also involved in the case of Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen detained by the United States at Guantànamo Bay for ten years. In that capacity, she was an observer for Human Rights Watch at the Military Commission proceedings in Guantànamo Bay, and represented Human Rights Watch as amicus before the Supreme Court of Canada in two Khadr appeals. Professor Macklin has also acted as pro bono counsel or academic legal advisor to counsel in several public interest cases, including challenges to withdrawal of health care for refugees, citizenship revocation, and the ban on niqabs at citizenship ceremonies.

Courses Taught
Integrating Seminar: Legal Analysis in Public Policy “Canadian Migration Policy”

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