Amy Salyzyn


Amy Salyzyn is a J.S.D. candidate at Yale Law School, where she also earned her LL.M. degree. She is also currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law.

Amy's doctoral dissertation involves a comparative study of the judicial regulation of lawyers in Canada, England, and Australia. In addition to legal ethics, Amy's research focuses on gender and the law, law and technology, and civil justice reform. In 2013, Amy was the Research Director for a project on ethical infrastructure in Canadian law firms, which was undertaken by the Canadian Bar Association Ethics and Professional Responsibility Committee. She was also awarded the 2013-14 OBA Foundation Chief Justice of Ontario Fellowship in Legal Ethics and Professionalism (Fellowship in Studies) to study the ethical implications of lawyers' pre-litigation demand letters. In 2015, Amy was added as a co-investigator on a $2.5 million SSHRC Major Collaborative Research Initiative (MCRI) grant for a project entitled Repenser le droit processuel : vers une cyberjustice ("Rethinking Procedural Law: Towards a Cyberjustice"). Amy is also a regular legal ethics columnist for Slaw.ca, a Canadian online legal magazine, and has contributed to Jotwell.com. She is currently co-chair of the National Steering Committee for the National Association of Women and the Law. 

Doctoral Committee
Professors Daniel Markovits (chair), Robert W. Gordon (reader), and John H. Langbein (reader)

Education
LL.M., Yale Law School
J.D., Honours Standing, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law
B.A., First Class Honours, University of Alberta, Faculty of Arts