Jane Bailey
Jane Bailey
Faculty member
Full Professor, Common Law Section, Faculty of Law Co-Lead, The eQuality Project


Jane Bailey is a Faculty member at the University of Ottawa Centre for Law, Technology and Society, and a Full Professor of Law within the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section.

Professor Jane Bailey co-leads The eQuality Project, a $2.5 million 7-year SSHRC funded partnership initiative focused on young people’s experiences with digital technologies and the impact of corporate profiling practices on young people and their relationships. She leads the project stream focused on technology-facilitated violence. She is also a co-investigator on the  Autonomy Through Cyberjustice Technologies Project, another $2.5 million 5-year SSHRC-funded partnership initiative focused on the use of AI in the justice system.  She co-leads Working Group 3, which is investigating the social and ethical implications of AI.

Professor Bailey is a member of the College of New Scholars of the Royal Society of Canada and a past recipient of the Canadian Bar Association’s Ramon John Hnatyshyn Award for Law.

She holds a Bachelor of Administrative Studies (Trent), a Master of Industrial Relations (Queens), an LLB (Queens) and an LLM (Toronto). Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Ottawa in 2002, she articled at the Supreme Court of Canada for Sopinka J. (as he then was) and went on to be a litigator at Torys LLP in Toronto, where she acted as co-counsel for a complainant in the first internet hate speech case to be heard by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal.  In 2018, she appeared as lead counsel for the Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic on its intervention before the Supreme Court of Canada in the R v. Jarvis voyeurism case. She co-edited with Dr. Asher Flynn (Monash) and Dr. Nicola Henry (RMIT) an online open access publication entitled The Emerald International Handbook on Technology Facilitated Violence and Abuse, which was published in 2021.