Tenille E. Brown, student member of the Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC), has been appointed as a Tenure Track Assistant Professor in the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law, Lakehead University. Tenille is completing her PhD in Law under the supervision of Dr. Elizabeth F. Judge in the area of legal geography examining the intersection between property, geography and the creation of place in Canada. While working at the Centre, Tenille has been an active member of the HRREC community and has also been an adjunct professor in the Common Law and Civil Law Sections of the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa. Bora Laskin Faculty of Law delivers a legal education focused on Aboriginal and Indigenous law, natural resource law and small firm practice. Tenille will contribute to these areas and continue with her research in the area of equitable land ownership. Tenille will remain connected to the HRREC and looks forward to meeting with colleagues, collaborating and continuing the important work of promoting and realizing human rights.
Tenille holds an LL.M. from the University of Ottawa in the field of Aboriginal law and the then-draft Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and an LL.B. (Scots law) (Honours) from the University of Dundee, Scotland. She is a barrister and solicitor at the Bar of Ontario, having worked at the Samuelson-Glushko Canadian Internet Policy & Public Interest Clinic, Canada’s leading public interest technology law clinic, where she contributed to interventions at the Supreme Court of Canada in the area of privacy law. Before starting her academic work, Tenille worked in the Kingdom of Eswatini (at that time known as the Kingdom of Swaziland), Southern Africa, as a legal officer in a feminist organization.