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Assistant Professor, Queen's University, Faculty of Law, Queen's University, Ontario

Dr. Lisa Kerr JD (UBC), LLM, JSD (New York University) is Assistant Professor at Queen's University, where she is the Director of the Criminal Law Group and teaches courses on criminal law, sentencing and prison law.

Lisa was previously staff lawyer at Prisoners’ Legal Services in British Columbia. Her doctorate in law, completed at New York University as a Trudeau Scholar, is a comparative study of prison regulation and prisoner litigation in the United States and Canada. She has served as a litigation advisor on sex worker rights to Pivot Legal Society, and currently serves on the board of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association.


  • –present
    Assistant Professor, Queen's University, Faculty of Law , Queen's University, Ontario


  • 2015 
    New York University , JSD
  • 2008 
    New York University , LLM
  • 2005 
    University of British Columbia , JD