CURRENT MEMBERS OF THE Law, GovErnance & Society LAB


Simone Cavanaugh, Research Associate (2017-2018)

Simone Cavanaugh is a research associate with the Law, Governance & Society Lab and conducts research into rights based approaches to health and disability as well as the impacts of climate change on people with disabilities. Simone is a graduate of McGill Law’s BCL/LLB program with a major in International Human Rights and Development, where she co-lead the Disability & Human Rights Initiative seminar series and the Disability Portfolio of the Human Rights Working Group. During her time at McGill, she founded Pivot International, a non-profit organization that advocates for and works with children with disabilities in developing countries. Simone also sits on the Prime Minister’s Youth Council, advising PM Justin Trudeau on issues pertaining to young women and youth with disabilities in Canada. She is currently completing an OceanPath Fellowship focused on developing a human rights education workshop for families of children with disabilities in Nicaragua.


Anna Côté, Research Associate (2017-2018)

Anna Côté is a research associate with the Law, Governance & Society Lab and conducts research into the social economy and social entrepreneurship. Anna is a graduate of McGill Law’s BCL/LLB program, where she founded a group focused on innovative and entrepreneurial legal careers. She previously worked in international sustainable development consultancy and holds a Masters in Environmental Planning. Anna completed her articles at a large firm in Toronto, where she focused on environmental law. She has been called to the bar in Ontario, and currently divides her time between Toronto and San Francisco.


Géraud de Lassus Saint-Geniès, Post-Doctoral Scholar (2017-2019)

Géraud de Lassus Saint-Geniès is a post-doctoral scholar with the Law, Governance & Society Lab. He is currently a SSRHC Postdoctoral Scholar at McGill Faculty of Law as well as a Postdoctoral Fellow with CIGI’s International Law Research Program. His current research focuses on the role of law and legal institutions in climate change adaptation in Canada and his research interests include climate law and governance, transnational regulatory processes, and the link between culture and sustainable development. He holds an LL.D. from the Faculty of Law of Laval University and from Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. He also holds an LL.M in public international law from Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Before joining McGill, Géraud was the Assistant Director of the Goldcorp Research & Innovation Chair in Natural Resources & Energy Law at Laval University. His work has been funded by the SSRHC, the Fonds de recherche Québécois – Société et culture and the Fondation Charles de Gaulle.


Rosine Faucher, Research Assistant (2016-2018)

Rosine Faucher is a research assistant with the Law, Governance & Society Lab, where she is working on projects on human rights and climate governance, REDD+, and carbon rights. She is currently completing her BCL/LLB degrees at the McGill Faculty of Law. She also holds a B.A. honours in political science and environment from McGill University. Interested in environmental governance, law and political science, she previously worked for the UN Environmental Program for the Science, Assessment and Monitoring Division as well as the UNESCO-McGill Sustainability Chair. She is currently a Senior Editor at the McGill International Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy. Rosine also loves traveling and finds meeting new people and working in collaboration very enriching.


Katherine Lofts, Research Associate (2016-2018) 

Katherine Lofts is a research associate with the Law, Governance & Society Lab and conducts research on global efforts to build linkages between human rights and climate change. She recently completed an LLM on rights-based discourses in the international climate regime under Sébastien's supervision. She has also collaborated with Sébastien on a range of projects and publications relating to public participation in climate governance, human rights and climate change, and critical approaches to international law. She holds BCL, LLB, and LLM. degrees from the McGill University Faculty of Law, as well as an MA in English literature (McGill) and a BA in English (Honours) (University of Victoria). In addition, Katherine completed a law clerkship at the Federal Court of Canada and has served as the Programme Manager for the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law's Climate Change Programme.


Audrey Mocle, Research Associate (2016-2018) 

Audrey Mocle is currently working as an Associate with Enodo Rights, a business and human rights consultancy based in New York. As a research associate with the Law, Governance & Society Lab, Audrey contributes to research initiatives focused on corporate social responsibility. She completed her Honours BCL/LLB at McGill University in 2015 and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill as well as a Masters in Human Rights from the London School of Economics. Audrey has also worked in strategic business and human rights litigation and clerked with the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. She has published papers on best practices in human rights in the context of corporate risk and supply chain management.


Shannon Snow, Research Associate (2017-2018)

As a research associate with the Law, Governance & Society Lab, Shannon Snow collaborates on research focused on human rights, Indigenous Peoples, and climate justice in the Canadian Arctic as well as the relevance of Indigenous legal traditions and practices to the field of business associations.  Shannon is a BCL/LLB Candidate at McGill University, with prior degrees from University of Toronto (Hon. B.A., Political Science) and University of Salamanca (D.E.S.) in Spain. She is the recipient of the Randal J. Barker Research Assistantship in International Law and Social Justice from McGill Faculty of Law. Before returning to school, Shannon worked at the Canadian International Council (Toronto) and Pilot Communications, a business consulting firm in her home province of Newfoundland and Labrador. Shannon is also the is the Director of Healthy Legal Minds | Ju(ri)stes en santé, and throws herself into theatre at every opportunity.


Julien Tremblay-Gravel, Research Assistant (2017-2018)

Julien Tremblay Gravel is a research assistant with the Law, Governance & Society Lab, where he is working on projects on regulatory regimes for the access to medicines for neurological disorders. He is currently completing his B.C.L. and LL.B. degrees at the McGill Faculty of Law. He also holds a B.Sc. in Anatomy and Cell Biology and an M.Sc. in Experimental Surgery from McGill University. Interested in access to medical innovation, his Master’s research explored cell based surgical interventions for discogenic back pain. Julien also loves rock-climbing and trail running and is very involved in student-led sustainable initiatives on the McGill downtown campus.


FORMER Members OF THE LaW, Governance & Society LAB


Sara Andrade, Research Assistant (2017)

Arielle Corobow, Research Associate (2016)

Kathryn Hansen, Research Assistant (2015-2017)

Jinnie Liu, Research Assistant (2016-2017)

Suzanne Zaccour, Research Assistant (2015-2016)