© 2015 by Y.Y. Brandon Chen

Educator, Lawyer, Social Worker

A lawyer and a social worker by training, I am currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa's Faculty of Law (Common Law Section). Subjects that I teach include public law, constitutional law, health law, and immigration and refugee law.

My research program leverages socio-legal studies, action research, and community engagement to critically examine health inequities experienced by marginalized groups, particularly international migrants, racialized minorities, and people living with HIV/AIDS.

Generally, the topics of my research and writing lie at the intersection between health law and immigration law. They include, among others, social determinants of migrant health,  health care access and entitlement, health and human rights, social citizenship and belonging.

News & Events

New January-Term Course Offering

Professor Martha Jackman will be offering a new January term course (CML4114JD) that will examine the domestic constitutional and international human rights framework for the recognition, equal protection, and enforcement of social and economic rights in Canada, including the right to health, housing, an adequate standard of living, food, just conditions of work, and environmental protection among others. The course will focus on recent trial, appellate and key Supreme Court of Canada decisions in which socio-economic rights claims have been advanced, and it will consider both the promise and the doctrinal and procedural hurdles facing litigants in this area.  If you have questions about the course, please contact Professor Jackman atmjackman@uottawa.ca.

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