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About Liam McHugh-Russell

Liam McHugh-Russell is an assistant professor at the Schulich School of Law. He holds a PhD in law from the European University Institute in Florence Italy, where he was the holder of the Hans Kelsen doctoral scholarship and a doctoral award from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. He received a Master of Laws from the Institute for Comparative Law, McGill University in 2013 and his Juris Doctor from the University of Toronto in 2008. He has been a lawyer member of the bar of Ontario since 2009. His professional experience includes many years working part-time at the International Labour Organisation in Geneva, Switzerland, and practice with a union-side labour law firm. He is also an associate member of the Labour Law and Development Research Laboratory (McGill University Faculty of Law), the International Economic Law Collective, and the Labour Law Research Network.

Areas of supervision: Professor McHugh-Russell would be glad to supervise graduate research projects in legal theory (especially socio-legal theory), law and economic development, labour and employment law (including international labour law), and corporate governance.


Present Faculty Member, Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law
2020 Post Doctoral Researcher, McGill University ‐ Labour Law and Development Research Lab
2017 Non-Faculty Academic Position, European University Institute ‐ Law Department


2014 Doctoral Award
2013 Hans Kelsen Award (€58,000)
European University Institute
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Professional Service and Affiliations

Member, Association for the Promotion of Political Economy and the Law
Member, Canadian Law and Society Association
Member, Critical Legal Conference (UK)
Member, Harvard Institute for Global Law and Policy
Associate Member, International Economic Law Collective
Associate Member, Labour Law Research Network
Associate Member, Labour Law and Development Research Laboratory
Member, Law and Society Association (US)
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JD, University of Toronto
BMath, University of Waterloo
LLM, McGill University
PhD, European University Institute

Contact Information

Mailing Address: Room 316, Weldon Law Building, 6061 University Avenue
PO Box 15000 Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2


Articles (3)

Contributions to Books (2)

Academic Works (1)