LL.B. UBC 1993; LL.M. Michigan 1995; S.J.D. Michigan 2003
Office Location: Allard Hall, room 462
Janine Benedet joined the law school at UBC as an Associate Professor in 2005. This appointment represented a return not only to her alma mater but also to the city that she has always considered home. Her first stop after her L.L.B. graduation was a clerkship with fellow UBC alumnus Justice Frank Iacobucci at the Supreme Court of Canada. That was followed by graduate studies – leading to both an LL.M. and an S.J.D. – at the University of Michigan, where she also did some teaching as a Visiting Faculty Fellow. She practiced labour law in Toronto from 1997 to 1999, and was a member of faculty at Osgoode Hall Law School from 1999-2005. She is a member of the bar in both Ontario and British Columbia.
Professor Benedet’s areas of teaching expertise include criminal law, labour law, the law of sexual offences and legal ethics. Her current research focuses on sexual violence against women, including prostitution, pornography and sexual assault. She is currently researching the barriers to successful criminal justice system responses to sexual assault for women and girls across the lifespan, as well as the use of criminal law to target sex buying and pimping. She is an Associate Editor of the Criminal Reports.
Publications listed on the Law Library Faculty Research Publications Database.