Jacqueline Krikorian is an associate professor at York University and a member of the bar of Ontario. She received a PhD from the University of Toronto (Political Science), an MA from Dalhousie (Political Science) an MLitt from the University of Oxford (Modern History) and her law degree from Queen's University. In the winter 2014 term, Professor Krikorian holds the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Canada-U.S. Relations at the Wilson Center and is also a visiting fellow at the Institute for International Economic Law at Georgetown University Law Center.

Professor Krikorian teaches in the department of political Science and in the Law & Society program at York University. She specializes in government and public law, with a particular emphasis on Canada and U.S. relations. She has been the recipient of funding from a number of institutions including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, Fulbright Canada, and the Commonwealth awards program.

Her book, International Trade Law and Domestic Public Policy: Canada, the United States and the WTO (2012), has received strong reviews. It adopts the methodological approaches traditionally used to study the effect of domestic high courts in order to analyze the policy impact of decisions issued by the WTO dispute settlement mechanism. She has published her research in a number of noted refereed journals including the Journal of International Economic Law, the University of Toronto Law Journal, and the Canadian Journal of Political Science.

Article about her appointment from York University.


PhD, University of Toronto (Political Science)
LLB, Queen's University (Faculty of Law)
MLitt, University of Oxford (Modern History)
MA, Dalhousie University (Political Science)
BA, Honours, Brock University (Politics/History)

Research Interests:

Politics and Government , Law , Government

Major Publications


International Trade Law and Domestic Policy: Canada, the United States and the World Trade Organization. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2012.

Journal Articles

Refereed Articles

“Recognizing Quebec in the Constitution of Canada: Using the Bilateral Constitutional Amendment Process.” University of Toronto Law Journal, volume 58, no. 4 (2008), 389-420. Co-authored with David R. Cameron.

“Planes, Trains and Automobiles, The Impact of the WTO ‘Court’ on Canada in its First Ten Years.” Journal of International Economic Law,volume 8, no. 4 (2005), 921-975. 

“The Study of Federalism 1960-1999, A Content Review of Leading Canadian Academic Journals.” Canadian Public Administration, volume 45, no. 3 (2002), 328-363. Co-authored with David R. Cameron.

“Canada, Criminal Appeals, and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in the 1880s.” Review of Constitutional Studies, volume 6, no. 1 (2001), 44-78. 

“Imperial Politics and Canadian Judicial Independence.” Canadian Journal of Political Science, volume 33, no. 2 (2000), 291-332. 

“A Different Form of Apartheid? The Legal Status of Married Women in South Africa.” Queen's Law Journal, volume 21, no. 1 (1995), 221-260. Reprinted in part, in Larry May, Nancy E. Snow and Angela Bolte, eds. Legal Philosophy: Multiple Perspectives. California: Mayfield, 2000 (585-592).

Non-Refereed Articles

"A New Approach to the Quebec Question," Policy Options (October, 2009), 73-75. Co-authored with David R. Cameron.

"Multi-Level Governance and Public Policy-Making in Canada: THe WTO, Domestic Stakeholders, and the Auto Pact Case," 134-139, in Peter Gallagher, Patrick Low and Andrew L. Stoler, eds. Managing the Challenges of WTO Participation. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2005. Available online: