Kerry Sloan to join the Faculty of Law as Assistant Professor in 2019


Published: 29May2018

The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Kerry Sloan will be joining the Faculty as an Assistant Professor, starting August 1, 2019.

Kerry Sloan is currently a Boulton Postdoctoral Fellow at the Faculty of Law (until August 2018), and an SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Law (until April 2019). While at McGill, she has instructed one of the small groups for the Integration Workshops, co-taught a class on Indigenous law for Integration Week, and organized guest talks and events related to Indigenous legal issues. During 2018–2019, she will continue her research, supported by postdoctoral fellowships from SSHRC and CIGI.

Kerry Sloan’s research focuses on Metis law and legal history. She has also worked on projects concerned with other Indigenous legal traditions, and taught courses in Aboriginal law, and legal research and writing. She plans to launch a collaborative project to incorporate Indigenous law references in the next edition of the Canadian Guide to Uniform Legal Citation, published by the McGill Law Journal.

Dr. Sloan practised Aboriginal law and general litigation in Alberta and BC, and completed her PhD in Law and Society at the University of Victoria. She was called to the bar of Alberta in 1999, and the bar of British Columbia in 2009, after obtaining her law degree from the University of Calgary in 1998. She also has an MA in English language studies (rhetoric) from the University of British Columbia. She is a member of Metis communities on Vancouver Island and in the southern BC interior, and is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Metis Nation of Greater Victoria. 

“Over her time as a Boulton Junior Fellow, Kerry Sloan has become a valued contributor to the Faculty’s intellectual life,” said Dean Robert Leckey. “She will advance the growing research on Metis legal traditions and contribute significantly to our community, in particular through academic advising of Indigenous students.”

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