Position title: Lecturer, CLSJ
Melanie Janelle Murchison is a Lecturer in the Center for Law, Society & Justice (Legal Studies and Criminal Justice). She earned her Ph.D. in Law from Queen’s University Belfast and also holds an Honours BA in Criminal Justice from the University of Winnipeg and a MA in Legal Studies from Carleton University. Melanie has been nominated for two Outstanding Teaching Awards, and has taught a variety of subjects, including Law, Criminology, Sociology and Legal Studies in Universities across Canada and Northern Ireland. Melanie’s research interests include Comparative Constitutional Law, Judicial Behaviour, Legal Reasoning and Legal Methodology. She recently held a British Academy Leverhulme Grant as a Co-Investigator with Dr. Alex Schwartz on Ethnic Voting Behaviour on the Constitutional Court in Bosnia-Herzegovina. From that grant, they recently published the article “Judicial Impartiality and Independence in Divided Societies: An Empirical Analysis of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia-Herzegovina” in Law and Society Review. Feel free to follow her on Twitter @drmmurchison.