Margaret Isabel Hall

Margaret Isabel Hall is an associate professor in the Faculty of Law, Thompson Rivers University. Margaret's research integrates "black-letter" doctrinal analysis with "law and society" approaches and qualitative research methodologies to examine issues relating to law and aging, mental capacity, vulnerability, and the emerging area of law and dementia. Margaret has also written extensively on the law of torts, focusing on public authority liability, nuisance/strict liability, and systemic theories of liability. In March-April 2018, Margaret will be a visiting research fellow at Macquarie University (Faculty of Law) in Sydney, Australia, in connection with her ongoing research theme, "Relational Autonomy and Vulnerability Theory: Making it Real."  Margaret's publications and research presentations (including information about her current research project "Dementia, Advance Directives, Heroic Measures, and Medically Assisted Death: Autonomy, Personhood, Equality") may be accessed through her ResearchGate homepage.

Prior to joining Thompson Rivers as a founding faculty member in the Faculty of Law, Margaret taught in the Faculty of Law (Common Law) at the University of Ottawa and the Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia (now Allard Hall). She has also worked in law reform and was instrumental in the development of the Canadian Centre for Elder Law at the British Columbia Law Institute, becoming the Centre’s first director.  

Margaret is an affiliated global faculty member with the Vulnerability and the Human Condition Initiative centred at Emory University, Atlanta, and a fellow/research associate with the Centre for Research on Personhood in Dementia at UBC. Margaret is also a visiting professor in the School of Criminology (Masters of Applied Legal Studies) at Simon Fraser University.

Previously taught:

  • Legal and Ethical Issues in End-of-Life Studies   LIB145

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