Four New Professors Hired at the Common Law Section

Posted on Sunday, May 11, 2014

The Common Law Section is pleased to announce the hiring of four new faculty members:  Professor Yan Campagnolo, Professor Colleen Flood, Professor Michael Pal and Professor Amy Salyzyn.

Professors Pal and Salyzyn will each join the law school as Assistant Professors in the English Common Law Program on July 1st, 2014; Prof. Flood will begin on September 1, 2014 as a Full Professor in the English Program; and Prof. Campagnolo will take up his post as an Assistant Professor in the French Common Law Program on January 1, 2015.

“The Faculty is growing in strength and depth with these new appointments,” says the Common Law Section’s Dean, Nathalie Des Rosiers.  “Our international reputation will certainly be enhanced and we are delighted to continue to support research and teaching of the finest quality at uOttawa.”

Prof. Yan Campagnolo is a graduate of both the Civil Law Section (’03) and the Common Law National Program (’04), and has previously worked as a part-time professor with both Sections, teaching in the area of public law.  He is currently completing his doctorate in law at the University of Toronto, researching Cabinet secrecy from legal, political and theoretical perspectives.  This topic also served as the basis of a course he taught at uOttawa for the French Common Law Program in the 2014 winter semester.  Prof. Campagnolo’s main areas of interest within public law are constitutional law, administrative law, and access to information; his research interests also extend to private law, particularly in the area of property law.  In addition to his academic experience, he has clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada under Morris Fish, served as legal counsel at the Privy Council Office, and worked as the Assistant Dean at the Faculty’s Graduate Studies in Law office.  Fluently bilingual, Prof. Campagnolo adds a further bijuridical perspective to the Faculty. 

Prof. Colleen Flood is a Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy.  She currently works as a professor at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law with a cross-appointment to the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and the School of Public Policy.  From 2006 to 2011, she served as the Scientific Director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institute of Health Services and Policy Research.  Prof. Flood’s main areas of research are comparative health care policy, public/private financing of health care systems, health care reform, and, more generally, accountability and governance issues.  She has been consulted on comparative health policy and governance issues by both the Senate Social Affairs Committee studying health care in Canada and by the Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada.  Prof. Flood has authored a multitude of articles, book chapters, and reports, and is the author and editor of eight books on topics ranging from international health care reform to administrative law.

Like Prof. Campagnolo, Prof. Michael Pal is a public law scholar currently completing his doctorate at the University of Toronto.  He is a Trudeau Foundation Scholar and a Fellow at the Mowat Centre in the School of Public Policy and Governance, where he has honed his interest in inter-disciplinary studies between law and political science.  His research focuses on the law of democracy, administrative law, comparative constitutional law, municipal law, immigration law, empirical legal studies and restitution.  Prof. Pal has published a wide variety of peer-reviewed articles, including empirical studies of minority voting rights in Canada.  His teaching background includes experience in the University of Toronto’s Legal Research and Writing Program, and he looks forward to contributing to uOttawa’s own Legal Writing Academy.  He also looks forward to collaborating with his new colleagues in the Faculty’s Public Law Group.

Prior to joining the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa as a Sessional Lecturer, Prof. Amy Salyzyn received her LL.M. from Yale Law School and her J.D. from the University of Toronto.  She has also served as a judicial law clerk at the Court of Appeal for Ontario and has practiced at a Toronto litigation boutique.  Her litigation practice included a wide variety of civil and commercial litigation matters including breach of contract, torts, professional negligence, securities litigation and employment law as well as administrative law matters.  In addition to legal ethics, Prof. Salyzyn’s research focuses on gender and the law, law and technology and civil justice reform.  Prof. Salyzyn is currently completing doctoral work at Yale Law School where her dissertation involves a comparative study of the regulation of the legal profession in England, the United States and Canada.

The Common Law Section looks forward to welcoming its new faculty members to the law school, and wishes a heartfelt congratulations to each of them on their new positions.

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