Faculty & Staff » Dr. Amar Khoday

Dr. Amar Khoday joined the faculty at Robson Hall in 2012 as an assistant professor. In 2017, he was promoted to associate professor with tenure. Since his arrival at Robson Hall, Dr. Khoday has taught three mandatory courses in the JD curriculum: Criminal Law & Procedure, Administrative Law, and Torts and Compensation Systems. During his time at the law school, he has also created two seminar courses which he enjoys teaching immensely: Law and Resistance, and International Criminal Justice. Dr. Khoday has also delivered guest lectures in Robson Hall courses such as Legal Systems and the Graduate Studies seminar course. He has also deliver guest lectures at the University of Winnipeg
Dr. Khoday is the author of over 15 articles or book chapters, in addition to over 100 blog posts. 
Dr. Khoday earned his Doctor of Civil Law (2014) and Master of Laws (2008) degrees from McGill University’s Faculty of Law in Montreal and Juris Doctor (2004) from the New England School of Law in Boston. Working under the supervision of Dr. Frédéric Mégret, Dr. Khoday completed his doctoral thesis entitled “Legitimizing Resistance? International Refugee Law and the Protection of Individuals Resisting Oppression.” With respect to his doctoral studies, he was a recipient of both the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Research Fellowship and O’Brien Fellowship for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism. In 2011, he was awarded a Doctoral Teaching Fellowship by the McGill Faculty of Law and taught criminal law during the summer session with Professor Angela Campbell. During his doctoral studies, Dr. Khoday also worked as a human rights researcher at McGill University’s Social Equity and Diversity Education Office. Prior to joining the faculty at Robson Hall in 2012, he completed a term as Executive Director of the McGill International Criminal Justice Clinic.
Prior to obtaining his law degrees, Dr. Khoday maintained a passionate interest in the study of history and South Asia. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Concordia University with a double major in History and Southern Asian Studies, followed by a Master of Arts degree in History. 
  • Law and Resistance
  • Law and Popular Culture
  • Criminal Law and Procedure
  • Undercover Interrogations
  • Refugee, Immigration and Citizenship Law and Policy
  • Human Rights Law and Discourse

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