Toby Goldbach completed her J.D. and LL.M. at Osgoode Hall Law School, where she received the Dean Marilyn Pilkington Award. Her research focuses on comparative dispute resolution institutions, with an interest in the transnational movement of law and the intersection of reform, knowledge practices and development. Her dissertation, titled "Re-imaging judges and legal change: Extra-disputing judicial activity, legal pluralism and the aesthetics of legal knowledge," examines the work that judges do other than deciding cases, the ways judges involve themselves in law reform projects and what this has to say about legal knowledge practices. Before joining the JSD program, she served as Senior Law Clerk for the Office of Chief Justice Patrick LeSage, Superior Court of Justice (Ontario), and as research and policy lawyer for the Ministry of the Attorney General, Civil Justice Policy and Reform branch. While at Cornell, she held the Rudolf B Schlesinger Research Fellowship (2011-2012). She was a research assistant on an empirical study of death penalty eligible cases in Delaware (2011-2013) (results published in Iowa Law Review), and was a teaching assistant for Economics and the Law, and Gender, Public Policy and the Law (2010-2011). Her article, "The Movement of U.S. Criminal and Administrative Law: Processes of Transplanting and Translating," (co-authored with Peter J. Katzenstein and Ben Brake) 20 (1) Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies 141 (2013), draws attention to the interaction between international and domestic legal factors and the uneven record of transplanting U.S. procedures in public law.
B.A., McGill University, 1992
J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School, 1998
LL.M. specializing in ADR, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2010
LL.M., Cornell University Law School, 2011