Jennifer Leitch

JD (Dalhousie), LLM (Osgoode), PhD (Osgoode)

Jennifer Leitch is a researcher and law teacher, primarily in the area of legal ethics and professionalism, access to justice, and dispute processes. She also practiced civil litigation for 9 years at Goodmans LLP as well as Justice for Children and Youth.  Her PhD dissertation at Osgoode included ethnographic research involving self-represented litigants’ experiences participating in the civil justice system.  She continues to research and publish on issues around access to justice.

Most recently, Dr. Leitch has been an adjunct faculty member at both the University of Toronto and Osgoode, where she has taught legal ethics and professionalism, legal process, and legal research and writing.  She also teaches in the Ethics, Society and Law program at Trinity College, University of Toronto.  Additionally, she is a Senior Research Fellow with the Canadian Forum on Civil Justice.