It is a joy to welcome Nicole O'Byrne from University of New Brunswick's Faculty of Law to our team. Prior to the term break and holiday season we have sought to expand our ranks. We want to increase our breadth of blawg posts and add even further depth to our peer reviewer roster to provide a quality Robson Crim Special Edition of the Manitoba Law Journal to you! We are currently working on our second volume for release in Fall 2018. Happy holidays to our readers and collaborators. A very happy welcome to Dr. O'Byrne.
Nicole O’Byrne (B.Sc. (Queen’s), B.A. Hons. (Regina), LL.B. (Saskatchewan), LL.M. (McGill), Ph.D. (UVic)) is an associate professor at UNB Law.
Her research interests focus on the history of Canadian federalism, public policy history and non-constitutionalized intergovernmental agreements including the The British North America Act, 1930 (the Natural Resources Transfer Agreements) and Medicare. She has published articles about various aspects of Métis history and is currently writing a book on the history of Métis-state relations in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba (1870-1970). Her research interests also include criminal law and evidence subjects such as criminal libel and the admissibility of illegally obtained evidence. She frequently does print, radio and television interviews with the Canadian Press, CTV Atlantic, CBC New Brunswick, Brunswick News and The Lawyer’s Daily on various constitutional topics.
Nicole has served in various professional executive roles at the national level including the Vice-President of the Canadian Association of Law Teachers and the Canadian Law and Society Association. She is currently serving her second term as an elected faculty representative of the University of New Brunswick’s Board of Governors. She is a certified Lean 6 Sigma Champion and has earned a certificate in University Culture and Governance from the Canadian Association of University Business Officers. Prior to joining the Faculty of Law in 2009, she clerked at the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal and practiced law in Saskatchewan.