Sonia Lawrence

Associate Professor
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BA, MSW, LLB (Toronto), LLM (Yale)

Professor Sonia Lawrence joined Osgoode’s faculty in 2001. She graduated from the University of Toronto’s joint LLB/MSW program, went on to serve as law clerk to Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin of the Supreme Court of Canada, and pursued graduate work at Yale Law School. Her work centers on the critical analysis of legal conception of equality.

Over the course of her career she has held a number of service positions at Osgoode and York including Assistant Dean of First Year,  Director of Osgoode’s Graduate Program,  Director of the Institute for Feminist Legal Studies, and membership on York’s Senate Executive Committee.  She currently serves on the Board of the Canadian Association of Law Teachers.  Professor Lawrence teaches Constitutional and Public Law, as well as a seminar in race and law.

Research Interests: Public Law, Gender, Race, Critical Race Feminism, Feminism, Equality Law, Charter of Rights and Freedoms