Jonas-Sébastien Beaudry

Associate Professor

Joint appointment with McGill's Institute for Health and Social Policy

3690 Peel Street
Room 109
Montreal, Quebec
Canada, H3A 1W9

514-398-6634 [Office]
jonas-sebastien.beaudry [at] (Email)

Jonas-Sébastien Beaudry

See his SSRN page and his Policy Options page.


Professor Jonas-Sébastien Beaudry has taught in the areas of health and disability law, jurisprudence, applied ethics as well as international and domestic human rights. His recent research has focused on health policies, bioethics and theories of autonomy and equality rights. He is the founder and convenor of McGill’s Disability Working Group.

He has advised disability organizations on strategic litigations since 2015, and been consulted by the Quebec Bar, the federal Department of Justice and the Senate on health policies and equality issues. He has presented at academic series and conferences across North America and Europe, and his research has been funded by FQRSC and SSHRC grants and the Quebec Bar Foundation.

Professor Beaudry is interested in supervising graduate and postdoctoral students working on topics that relate to health law and bioethics, disability law/ethics, animal law/ethics, human rights law/theory, as well as other philosophical approaches to legal concepts and (in)justice.


  • DPhil, University of Oxford, 2014
  • LLM, Harvard Law School, 2007
  • Member of the Quebec Bar, 2006
  • BCL/LLB, McGill University, 2004


  • Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, joint appointment with the Institute of Health and Social Policy, McGill University, 2021-
  • Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, joint appointment with the Institute of Health and Social Policy, McGill University, 2018-2021
  • Assistant Professor, Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 2015-2018.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Biomedical Ethics Unit, McGill University, 2014-2015.
  • Boulton Research and Teaching Fellow, Faculty of Law, McGill University, 2013-2014.
  • Tutor, St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford, 2011-2012.
  • Henigson Fellow (Harvard Human Rights Program), Center for Justice and International Law (Buenos Aires office), 2008-2009.
  • University Trainee to Sir Kenneth Keith and Peter Tomka, International Court of Justice, 2007-2008.
  • Law Clerk to the Honourable Marie Deschamps, Supreme Court of Canada, 2005-2006.


Authored books

Selected articles and chapters

Areas of interest

Disability Law and Disability Studies; Health Law and Bioethics; Legal Theory and Human Rights.

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