Margot Young LLB, MA (Law)

Professor Young began her teaching career at the Faculty of Law, University of Victoria in 1992 after doing graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley in the fields of feminist legal theory and reproductive technologies. Her focus quickly shifted to the areas of constitutional law, in particular, equality law and theory, and social welfare law. She has continued to teach and research widely in these areas. Professor Young has worked with a number of non-governmental groups on issues of women’s economic equality and justice. She has authored alternative NGO reports for Canada’s periodic reviews under the United Nations ICESCR, ICCPR and CEDAW Committees. Recently she is co-author of the collection Poverty: Human Rights, Social Citizenship and Legal Activism, published by UBC Press.


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