Assistant Professor of Law
PO Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2
- Financial consequences of family breakdown
- Family law
- Gender equality
- Regulatory theory
- Instrument choice
- Constitutional law
- Nonhuman animals and the law
- Judicial use of social science evidence
- Legal education
Jodi came to the Schulich School of Law as the 2014-2015 Schulich Fellow and then as a part-time faculty member before being appointed an assistant professor in 2017. Her current research examines the practice of judicial reliance on the Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines, including the underlying theoretical bases of the spousal support remedy, comparative understandings of post-marital obligations across provincial lines, and the legitimacy of judicial reliance on non-legislated instruments. Jodi holds degrees in both civil law and common law. She has worked in both small and large private practice. Jodi completed her articles as a law clerk to the Honourable Mr. Justice Michael Moldaver at the Supreme Court of Canada.
Selected awards & honours
- Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship – Doctoral (Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada)
- Wainwright Scholarship for Law (McGill)
- Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship – Master’s (Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada)
- Jodi Lazare, "Judging the Social Sciences in Carter v. Canada" (2016) 10:1 McGill JL & Health S35.
- Jodi Lazare, "When Disciplines Collide: Polygamy and the Social Sciences on Trial" (2015) 31:2 Windsor YB Access Just 103.
- Jodi Lazare, "The Lawyer in Context: Reimagining 'Legal' Education" in Ruth Sefton-Green, ed, Démoulages : du carcan de l'enseignement du droit vers une éducation juridique (Paris: Société de Législation comparée, 2015) 45 (with Geoffrey Conrad).
- Jodi Lazare, "After the Berger Blanc: A Comparative Approach to the Utilitarian Regulation of Municipal Animal Control" (2013) 43:1 RGD 131