Hailing from three renowned North American institutions (McGill, UBC and Harvard), Professor Arbel is a decorated researcher in the academic world and fan-favorite in the classroom. Her research touches on legal issues in the constitutional, immigration, aboriginal and prison law arenas, and she is an active advocate and litigator in the areas of immigration and prison law.
Non-Law Dream Job: Photographer
Favorite Movie: The Godfather
Favorite Judicial Decision: Inglis v British Columbia – A constitutional challenge to the cancellation of a mother-baby program for women in prison and Gosselin v Quebec – A constitutional challenge to reduced welfare benefits for younger adults
Why? Inglis – It captures the complexities and lived experiences of inequality, and addresses them in interesting ways. Gosselin – for its intellectual rigour and substantive findings
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