Joanne Prince

PhD Candidate
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Dissertation Title
The End of Security: Shifting the Burden to the Citizens and Ontario Civil Remedies Act

I have obtained a Bachelor of Arts, and Masters of Law at York University. I have graduated with a JD/LLB from Queens' University (Kingston) and am completing my PhD degree at Osgoode Hall Law School. My work as a criminal lawyer, and my research about the issues faced by American citizens and civil forfeiture enforcement led to me explore the impact of provincial forfeiture statutes.


My research project is a critical analysis of provincial non-criminal asset (civil) forfeiture statutes as part of a growing number of hybrid civil/criminal laws that deputize civilians to control criminal conduct.


2008: Masters of Law - Osgoode Hall Law School

1997: Juris Doctor/LLB - Queen's University

1994: Bachelor of Arts, - Glendon College, York University

1989: Diploma -Music Industry Management - Trebas Institute of Recording Arts

Teaching Experience

Course Instructor, Introduction to Canadian Business, Real Estate,-Seneca College (2021-2022)

Teaching Assistant, Legal Process -Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (2015 - 2022

Teaching Assistant, The Politics of Crime Prevention, York University (2018)

Course Instructor-Paralegal/Law Clerk and Business Law Courses -Seneca College, (2010-2014)

Course Instructor, Fraud Examiner Course- Humber College (2016-2017)

Course Instructor, Criminal Summary Conviction Procedure-George Brown College (Summer 2012)

Course Instructor, Criminal Law and Procedure-Algonquin Careers College (2010 - 2012)

Course Instructor, Provincial Offences and Procedure -Humber College (2008 - 2009)

Professional Experience

Criminal Lawyer-Prince Law Office (2002 - Present)

Per Diem Duty Counsel-Legal Aid Ontario (2005 - Present)

Federal Crown-Department of Justice (2005 - 2011)

Associate-Derstine Penman, Toronto (2000 - 2002)

Staff Duty Counsel-Legal Aid Ontario (1999 - 2000)

  • York University Graduate Fellowship Doctoral Bursary (2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016)
  • William Z Estey Teaching Fellowship in Law Bursary (2016, 2015)
  • Professional Development Tuition Bursary (2003)
  • Law Society of Education Equity Award (1996)
  • "When the Young Offend-Violent Offence and Youth Sentencing", Toronto Law Journal, June 2009
  • "Ontario(Attorney-General) v Shauna Taylor"-Does Sex Really Matter?" Toronto Law Journal, June 2010
  • "You're in a fast car: Can the Canadian Courts Protect Drivers' Constitutional Rights" -Paper Presentation at the Lutie A. Lytle Law Faculty Writing Workshop, Boston, MA, June 2022)
  • "Ownership on Shakey Grounds: Property Rights and Civil Forfeiture" (Paper Presentation at the Law and Society Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC, May 2019)
  • "Hanging up on Fearon: Cellphone privacy and the Supreme Court" (Paper Presentation at the Canadian Law and Society Mid Winter Meeting, Oshawa, Ontario, January 2018)
  • "Hanging Up on Fearon" (Paper Presentation Osgoode Hall Graduate Student Law Conference, Toronto, ON, February 2017)