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Jacqueline Swaisland
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Queens University, Harvard Law School
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Jacqueline Swaisland has been an Associate at Waldman and Associates in Toronto since August 2009. In 2008 she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue graduate work at Harvard University where she received an LL.M. in International Human Rights and Comparative Constitutional Law. Prior to her graduate work, Jacqueline clerked at the Federal Court of Appeal of Canada and worked at the Constitutional Law Branch of the Ontario Attorney General's Office.

Jacqueline has acted as counsel in cases at all levels of Court, including five times as co-counsel before the Supreme Court of Canada. She recently acted as counsel for the Canadian Civil Liberties Association in the Ontario Court of Appeal case A.M.R.I. v. K.E.R., 2011 ONCA 417 and as Appellant’s counsel in Peer v. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) 2011 FCA 91 before the Federal Court of Appeal.

Jacqueline is a part-time Professor at the University of Ottawa where she teaches a course on Immigration and Refugee Law. She has presented at several conferences on international and refugee law topics, acted as a guest lecturer at Queen’s Faculty of Law, and has provided research assistance for international legal initiatives including for the set-up of a government-funded Iraqi truth commission.

Jacqueline is the co-author of the book “Inadmissible to Canada: the Legal Barriers to Canadian Immigration” published by Lexis Nexis in 2012.


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