Ms Suzanne Chiodo
Suzanne Chiodo commenced the DPhil in Law at Oxford in October 2017.
Before beginning her doctorate, Suzanne was a class actions lawyer at Rochon Genova LLP in Toronto. She completed her LLM in December 2016, supported by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and numerous other sources. Her first legal monograph, arising from her LLM thesis on the history of the Ontario Class Proceedings Act, will be published by Irwin Law in summer 2018.
She has taught courses on civil procedure at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, and has presented papers to the Ontario Bar Association and the Ontario Human Rights Commission. In addition, she has published numerous papers on class actions and tort law.
Suzanne completed her articles of clerkship for the Honourable Mr. Justice O'Reilly at the Federal Court of Canada, having obtained her J.D. with Distinction at Western Law in Canada. She received the Law Society of Upper Canada prize for graduating near the top of her class, and also won numerous awards and scholarships for academic excellence and contribution to the life of the school, including the establishment of Western Law's first student-run academic journal.
This is Suzanne's second time at Oxford, having received her B.A. in Modern History as a member of St. Hilda's College, where she was an exhibitioner.
Suzanne's research interests include: Class actions and collective redress; civil procedure; torts; legal history; comparative law.
S.E. Chiodo, 'Class Actions: History and Purpose' in Janet Walker (ed), Class Actions: Cases, Notes and Materials (Emond Montgomery 2018).
S.E. Chiodo, The Class Actions Controversy: The Origins and Development of the Ontario Class Proceedings Act (Irwin Law 2018).
S.E. Chiodo, 'Defendant Class Actions: Awkward Twin or Distant Cousin?' (2015) Class Action Journal 649.