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C. Tess Sheldon

Department of Law
University of Toronto


C. Tess Sheldon, MSc (University of Alberta), 1998, JD (University of Toronto) 2004, LLM (University of Toronto) 2008, PhD (University of Toronto) 2015, called to the Bar of Ontario in 2005, staff lawyer at ARCH Disability Law Centre. Her practice is primarily devoted to disability, constitutional and human rights law. She has appeared before Courts and administrative tribunals, including the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada. She recently completed her doctorate at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, exploring the legal issues raised by medication administration practices in psychiatric settings. She was co-counsel to the Empowerment Council at the Inquest into the Death of Ashley Smith. She completed her articles of clerkship with the Ontario Human Rights Commission. She writes, presents and teaches extensively on a variety of mental health, access to justice, disability and human rights issues.

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