Dr. Toby Goldbach

Dean of the UBC Peter A. Allard School of Law Appointee

Dr. Toby Susan Goldbach is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of British Columbia, Peter A. Allard School of Law. She received her BA from McGill University, her JD and an LLM specializing in Dispute Resolution from Osgoode Hall Law School, and her doctoral degree from Cornell University Law School, where she was the Rudolf B. Schlesinger Fellow in International and Comparative Law. Dr. Goldbach’s research and teaching interests sit at the intersection of dispute resolution and legal procedure, comparative law, and legal anthropology. 

Dr. Goldbach’s research is informed by her experience serving as Senior Law Clerk to Chief Justice Patrick LeSage at the Superior Court of Justice (Ontario) and as a lawyer at the Ministry of the Attorney General (Ontario) Civil Justice Policy and Reform branch. Her writing also relies on research conducted at the World Bank’s Law, Justice and Development Week; meetings of the International Organization for Judicial Training; the opening ceremonies for the Aboriginal Conference Settlement Suites and consolidated courthouse in Thunder Bay, Ontario; and field research at the Supreme Court of Israel. Her research has been published in Law and Social Inquiry, the Annual Review of Law and Social Science, and the Indiana Journal for Global Legal Studies. Dr. Goldbach is co-chair of the Law and Society Association collaborative research network on Innovations in Judging.