Jacob Shelley

Jacob Shelley joined Western Law in 2015. He holds a joint appointment with the Faculty of Law and the School of Health Studies in the Faculty of Health Sciences. Professor Shelley also holds a cross appointment to the Schulich Interfaculty Program in Public Health. He is in final stages of his doctorate in law (SJD) at the University of Toronto, where he was a Vanier Fellow with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. His doctoral thesis, under the supervision of Trudo Lemmens, examines the use of private law in obesity prevention, specifically looking at the use of product liability law to require food manufacturers to warn consumers about the dangers inherent in their food products.

Professor Shelley obtained his LLB (2007) and LLM (2009) from the University of Alberta. He also has a MTS from Conrad Grebel University College (2006). Professor Shelley’s primary area of interest is the proper limits and role of law in promoting public health and preventing chronic disease. In addition, he is generally interested in issues that arise at the interface of law, health science, and ethics.

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