Andrée Boisselle’s research interests are in the areas of indigenous law, comparative and constitutional law, pluralism and postcolonial legal theory. She is currently completing her doctorate in the Faculty of Law at the University of Victoria. Her doctoral research on Stó:lõ constitutionalism and the Coast Salish legal tradition has been supported by scholarships from the Trudeau Foundation and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Her master’s thesis critically examined the development of the duty to consult First Nations in Canadian law. It received the Quebec Association of Law Professors Prize in 2008. Before pursuing graduate studies, she practised litigation in Québec with McCarthy Tétrault LLP and did contractual work with the Supreme Court of Canada.
Graduate Research Supervision (LLM): Professor Andrée Boisselle is particularly interested in supervising research involving Indigenous legal orders and traditions, Indigenous-Settler legal relations, and constitutional arrangements (such as federalism) pertaining to the conciliation of Indigenous and settler jurisdictions.
More broadly, she is interested in research projects that require (or would benefit from) a strong reliance on primary sources and/or ethnographic work, and on projects seeking to develop insights on the decolonization and Indigenization of legal frameworks, including legal pedagogy.