Miriam Cohen - May 2015_sm

Assistant Professor

Project Leader 

Dr. Miriam Cohen is an Assistant Professor at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University. She is the project leader for the “Human Rights Comparative” project, which has been made possible by the Canadian Bar Law for the Future Fund Grant. Dr. Cohen obtained her PhD in law from Leiden University, where she was the recipient of the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies scholarship. She completed her doctoral studies while working full-time as a lawyer at the United Nations. Additionally, she holds graduate degrees in law from Harvard Law School, the University of Cambridge, and Université de Montréal. She was a Frank Knox Memorial Fellow and John Peters Humphrey Scholar while at Harvard Law School, and a Right Honourable Paul Martin Sr. Scholar at the University of Cambridge.

Dr. Cohen research’s in the areas of international human rights, international dispute settlement, and international and comparative criminal law. She has published over a dozen scholarly pieces in peer-reviewed journals and edited collections in Canada, the United States, Europe, South Korea, and Brazil. Currently, Dr. Cohen teaches in the area of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Constitutional Law, Public International Law and International Criminal Law.