Angela Lee joined the Lincoln Alexander School of Law as an Assistant Professor in 2020. She received her JD at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia and her PhD from the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Law. As a first-generation immigrant, law school graduate, and academic, she strongly believes in the importance of representation, and is committed to mentoring and supporting those who are similarly situated.
Lee’s research interests lie at the intersection of law and policy, technology and innovation, the environment, society, and various forms of justice. Her doctoral work, in which she develops a framework for "technology justice" in the context of Canada's agri-food sector, was supported by a number of scholarships and awards, including a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship, an Ontario Graduate Scholarship, and the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law’s Shirley E. Greenberg Scholarship and Scholarship in Environment and Sustainability. Her recent research examines the state of innovation policy in Canada, arguing that improved understanding and broadened conceptions of innovation are necessary in order to better direct innovation towards shared social and environmental ends.
Lee has previously taught courses in Food Law, Animals and the Law, and Contract Law at the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Law and at Dalhousie University's Schulich School of Law, where she was a 2019-2020 Schulich Fellow. She is a co-editor of Food Law and Policy in Canada (Toronto: Carswell, 2019), and her research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including the UBC Law Review, the Dalhousie Law Journal, the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law, the Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues, and Canadian Food Studies. She regularly shares her research at national and international fora. She is a board member of the Canadian Law and Society Association and a member of the Canadian Association of Food Law and Policy.
Heather McLeod-Kilmurray, Angela Lee and Nathalie Chalifour (eds.), Food Law and Policy in Canada (Toronto: Carswell, 2019).
Angela Lee, “Introduction: Food Law and Policy in Canada” (with Heather McLeod-Kilmurray and Nathalie Chalifour) in Heather McLeod-Kilmurray, Angela Lee and Nathalie Chalifour (eds.), Food Law and Policy in Canada (Toronto: Carswell, 2019) 1-10.
Angela Lee, “The New Frontiers of Flesh Food: Regulating Genetically Engineered Animals and In Vitro Meat” in Heather McLeod-Kilmurray, Angela Lee and Nathalie Chalifour (eds.), Food Law and Policy in Canada (Toronto: Carswell, 2019), 475-498.
Benjamin Richardson and Angela Lee, “Social Investing without Legal Imprimatur: The Latent Possibilities for SWFs” in Fabio Bassan (ed.), Research Handbook on Sovereign Wealth Funds and International Investment Law (Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015) 389-414.
“Greedy Bat Eaters versus Cruel Pig Killers: The Lose-Lose Battle of Divisive Discourse” (external link) (2021) 10:1 Animal Studies Journal 140-185.
"Seeding Sustainability over Extracting Capital: Advancing a Vision for Technology Justice in the Canadian Agri-Food Sector" (external link) (2021) PhD Thesis, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law.
"Book Review: Skimmed” (2021) 39:1 Law and History Review 213-215.
"Diets, Diseases, and Discourse: Lessons from COVID-19 for Trade in Wildlife, Public Health, and Food Systems Reform" (opens in new window) (2020) 5 Food Ethics, (with Adam R. Houston).
“Book Review: Environment in the Courtroom” (2020) 15:1 McGill Journal of Sustainable Development Law 49-56.
“The Milkmaid’s Tale: Veganism, Feminism, and Dystopian Food Futures” (2019) 40 Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues 27-66.
“The Stakes in Steak: Examining Barriers to and Opportunities for Alternatives to Animal Products in Canada” (2018) 41:1 Dalhousie Law Journal 219-252.
“Farming the Sea, a False Solution to a Real Problem: Critical Reflections on Canada’s Aquaculture Regulation” (2018) 50:1 Ottawa Law Review 29-63 (with Pierre Cloutier de Repentigny).
“Meat-ing Demand: Is In Vitro Meat a Pragmatic, Problematic, or Paradoxical Solution?” (2018) 30:1 Canadian Journal of Women and the Law 1-41.
“An Ecofeminist Perspective on New Food Technologies” (2018) 5:1 Canadian Food Studies 63-89.
“Telling Tails: The Promises and Pitfalls of Language and Narratives in Animal Advocacy Efforts” (2017) 23:2 Animal Law Review 241-271.
Angela Lee, Heather McLeod-Kilmurray and Nathalie Chalifour, "Canada's Food Guide update needs to address sustainability" (external link, opens in new window) , (January 24, 2017) Policy Options.
“Vague, Voluntary, and Void: A Critique of the British Columbia Community Contribution Company Hybrid Model” (2015) 48:1 UBC Law Review 179-220.
RLSS Professor of the Year 2020-2021
Schulich School of Law, Schulich Fellowship, 2019-2020
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Scholarship in Environment and Sustainability, 2020
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship, 2019-2020
Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada, Graduate Student Award of Merit, 2019
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Shirley E. Greenberg Scholarship, 2018
Ontario Graduate Fellowship (OGS), 2018-2019; 2019-2020 (declined); 2020-2021
University of Ottawa, Excellence Scholarship, 2018-2021
University of Ottawa, Doctoral Admission Scholarship, 2016-2018
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Environmental Justice Research Fellowship, 2016
University of Ottawa, Master’s Admission Scholarship, 2015-2016
Peter A. Allard School of Law, Kenneth G. Young QC Scholarship in Law, 2014
Peter A. Allard School of Law, Edwards Kenny & Bray Prize in Environmental Law, 2014
Peter A. Allard School of Law, Doris Curtis Memorial Scholarship, 2013
UBC, President’s Entrance Scholarship, 2007
|PhD (Doctor of Laws)||University of Ottawa||2021|
|LLM (Master of Laws; course requirements completed, fast-tracked into PhD program)||University of Ottawa||2016|
|JD (Juris Doctor)||University of British Columbia||2015|
|BA (Bachelor of Arts)||University of British Columbia||2011|