Vanisha Sukdeo

Dissertation Title

Regulating the Corporation from Within and Without: Corporate Governance, Codes of Conduct, and Workers' Interests

Dissertation Topic

My doctoral research focuses on the intersection between corporate governance and labour & employment law. I examine codes of conduct and use a case study on the Rana Plaza disaster to look at how to best increase the rights of workers.


LL.M. - Osgoode Hall Law School

LL.B. - Queen's University, Faculty of Law

B.A. - York University

Teaching Experience

Course Director, Osgoode Hall Law School 2018 - current

Course Director, York University Department of Social Science 2018 - current

Adjunct Professor, Western Law 2015

Toronto Metropolitan University 2015

Professional Experience

Called to the Ontario Bar 2007

  • Business Ethics and Legal Ethics: The Connections and Disconnections Between the Two Disciplines (Toronto: LexisNexis, 2020).
  • Corporate Law, Codes of Conduct and Workers’ Rights (New York: Routledge, 2019).
  • Regulation and Inequality at Work: Isolation and Inequality Beyond the Regulation of Labour (New York: Routledge, 2018).
Journal Articles
  • Co-authored with Benjamin J. Richardson, “A Tale of Two Emergencies: Climate Breakdown and Covid-19” Australian Environment Review (2021) Vol 35 No 7 &8.
  • “What is the Benefit of a ‘Benefit Corporation’?: Examining the Advantages and Detriment” (2015) 31: 1 Banking and Finance Law Review 89-111.
  • “Global Legal Scholarship and Interdisciplinarity” (2013) 4: 4 Transnational Legal Theory 639-644.
  • “Transnational Governance Models: Codes of Conduct and Monitoring Agencies as Tools to Increase Workers’ Rights” (2012) 13: 12 German Law Journal 1559-1570.