Hester A Lessard

Professor Emerita

Hester A. Lessard

Hester A Lessard

Tel: 250-721-8164
Fax: 250-721-8146
Faculty of Law
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700, STN CSC
Victoria, BC  V8W 2Y2

I joined the Faculty of Law in 1989 and was promoted to associate professor in 1994 and full professor in 2007. I teach Constitutional Law; Feminist Legal Theories; Equality, Human Rights and Social Justice Law; and Legal Process. I also teach Legal Methodologies as part of the law school's Graduate Program.

My past and current research interests include feminist critiques of constitutional rights, the construction of family relations under the Charter of Rights, and the role of rights-based strategies and discourses in achieving progressive social change for women.

  • LLB – Dalhousie  (1985)
  • LLM – Columbia (1989)