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Angela Campbell, LLM

Angela Campbell

For more information visit her profile at Faculty of Law.

Professor Campbell researches in the area of family law, with a specific focus on how formal laws envisage family relationships (e.g., between spouses, parents and children, and grandparents and grandchildren), and how well these laws capture different social perceptions of what “family” means. She has pursued this inquiry through work that studies relationships between parents and children conceived through assisted procreation, and in a current project funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council focusing on the experiences of women in polygamous marriages and communities.

She also works on matters pertaining to families, youth and law in conjunction with colleagues at the McGill Centre for Research on Children and Families. She is presently completing a project funded by Valorisation Recherche Québec assessing how child welfare legislation might prompt or dissuade the referral of youth protection cases to court, and how such “judiciarization” might serve to benefit or impair families’ interests.

In addition to family law, her work centres on health law and policy issues. In conjunction with Professor Lara Khoury, she serves as Co-Convener of the Faculty of Law’s newly developed Health Law Working Group. She is also a member of the Research Ethics Board of the Montreal Children’s Hospital. Professor Campbell has studied and published on diverse topics within the realm of health law and policy, such as: the development of legal strategies for securing health entitlements for children; the regulation of reproductive science and stem cell research, particularly through the use of criminal law; and the challenges faced by litigants to health law cases in navigating their way through formal judicial proceedings. In a current project funded by La Fondation du Barreau du Quebec, Professor Campbell investigates how alcoholism and drug addiction are understood in the medical and scientific literature, and compares this with the way in which Quebec courts treat parental substance addiction in their evaluations of claims for child custody and access.


Contact Information

McGill University, Faculty of Law
3661 Peel St., Office 210
Montreal, PQ, H3A 1W9
tel #: 514 398-6694
fax #: 514 398-8197
e-mail: angela [dot] campbell [at] mcgill [dot] ca