Associate Professor (on leave)
57 Louis Pasteur St., Room 330
(613) 562-5800 Ext. 2916
B.A. (Drama, Political Science, Women’s Studies, University of Toronto), M.A. (Political Studies, Queen’s University), LL.B. (University of Ottawa), LL.M. (New York University School of Law), of the Bar of Ontario.
Natasha Bakht graduated from the University of Ottawa's English common law program and then served as a law clerk to Justice Louise Arbour at the Supreme Court of Canada. She was called to the bar of Ontario in 2003 and completed her LL.M at New York University School of Law as a Global Hauser scholar.
Professor Bakht joined the Faculty of Law in 2005, where she is currently teaching Criminal Law and Procedure, Family Law and Multicultural Rights in Liberal Democracies.
Professor Bakht’s research interests are generally in the area of law, culture and minority rights and specifically in the intersecting area of religious freedom and women’s equality. She has written extensively on the issue of religious arbitration in family law. Professor Bakht was a member of the Law Program Committee of the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF). She also tours internationally as a dancer and choreographer.