Dr. Stefanie Carsley is an Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, Common Law Section where she researches and teaches in the areas of family law, health law and tort law. Her research focuses on Canadian law and policy responses to assisted reproduction (surrogacy, in vitro fertilization, and sperm, egg and embryo donation). She is currently the principal investigator for a SSHRC-funded qualitative study entitled “Surrogacy Laws in Canada: Exploring Intended Parents’ Experiences and Perspectives” (2021-2023). She is a member of uOttawa’s Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics and uOttawa’s Public Law Centre, and is called to the Bar in Ontario.
Doctor of Civil Law (DCL), McGill University, 2020
Master of Laws (LLM), University of Toronto, 2013
Bachelor of Civil Law/Bachelor of Laws (BCL/LLB), McGill University, 2011
Bachelor of Arts (BA), McGill University, 2007
- “Surrogacy in Canada: Lawyers’ Experiences and Practices” 34:1 Canadian Journal of Women and the Law [Forthcoming in 2022].
- “Regulating Reimbursements for Surrogate Mothers” (2021) 58:4 Alberta Law Review 811.
- “Reconceiving Quebec’s Laws on Surrogate Motherhood” (2018) 96:1 Canadian Bar Review 121.
- “DNA, Donor Offspring and Derivative Citizenship: Redefining Parentage under the Citizenship Act” (2016) 39:2 Dalhousie Law Journal 525.
- “Rethinking Canadian Legal Responses to Frozen Embryo Disputes” (2014) 29:1 Canadian Journal of Family Law 55.
- “Tort’s Response to Surrogate Motherhood: Providing Surrogates with a Remedy for Breached Agreements” (2013) 46:1 University of British Columbia Law Review 1.
- “Funding In Vitro Fertilization: Exploring the Health and Justice Implications of Quebec’s Policy” (2012) 20:3 Health Law Review 15 (peer-reviewed on request).