57 Louis Pasteur St., Room 346
(613) 562-5800 Ext. 3286
B.Sc. (University of Western Ontario)
LL.B. (Queen's University)
Member of the Bar of Ontario.
Jennifer Chandler joined the Faculty of Law in 2002, after practising law with a national firm and serving as a law clerk to the Honourable Mr. Justice John Sopinka of the Supreme Court of Canada.
She recently completed her sabbatical as a Visiting Associate Professor at the Centre for Biomedical Ethics, National University of Singapore.
In 2011-2012, Professor Chandler is teaching Medical Legal Issues, Mental Health Law and Neuroethics, and Tort Law. In the past, she has taught a graduate level course called "Technoprudence," which addresses technology and legal theory.
Professor Chandler's research is focused on the law and ethics of neuroscience and other advances in biology and medicine. She is currently working on the following projects:
- Law and memory: The law and ethics of detecting and manipulating memory.
- The use of neuroscientific and behavioural genetic evidence in Canadian courts.
- The bioethics of legally-coerced consent to medical treatment.
- Autonomy, capacity-enhancing medical treatment, and the legal scope of personal responsibility for incapacity.
- The law and ethics of scientific inquiry and restrictions on scientific research.
- Jennifer A. Chandler, "Autonomy and the Unintended Legal Consequences of Emerging Neurotherapies," (2011) Neuroethics DOI:10.1007/s12152-011-9109-5.
- Jennifer A. Chandler, “Reading the Judicial Mind: How will courts react to the use of neuroimaging technologies fordetecting deception?” (2010) 33(1) Dalhousie Law Journal 85-116.
- Jennifer A. Chandler, “Technological Self-Defense and Equality,” (2011) 56(1) McGill Law Journal 39-76.
- “How does the “autonomy of technology” work? Illustrations drawn from how the civil law handles neurotherapies.” Symposium: The Laws of Technology and the Technology of Law, Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia, May 2-3, 2011.