Jane Bailey
Jane Bailey
Professor, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section

Fauteux Hall, FTX368 (57 Louis Pasteur)
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 2364


Full biography

Research Interests

  • Online self-exposure by girls and young women (including sexting and cyberbullying)
  • Online harassment and hate
  • Privacy and equality concerns arising from surveillance
  • Access to justice

B.A.S. (Hons.) (Trent University), M.I.R. (Queen's University), LL.B. (Queen's University), LL.M. (Toronto), of the Bar of Ontario, Associate Professor

Jane Bailey is an Associate Professor in the Common Law Section (English), who teaches cyberfeminism, technoprudence, contracts and civil procedure. Her research focuses on the impact of evolving technology on equality, privacy, freedom of expression and multiculturalism, as well as the societal and cultural impact of the Internet and emerging forms of private technological control, particularly in relation to members of socially disadvantaged communities.  She has spoken, written and published on a variety of topics, including:

  • cyberbullying
  • sexting
  • internet hate propaganda
  • copyright and freedom of expression
  • online child pornography
  • women's e-quality
  • privacy
  • webcamming

She is the team leader of Working Group 1 on a 7-year MCRI project entitled "Rethinking Processual Law:  Towards Cyberjustice"  and a co-principal investigator with Dr. Valerie Steeves of the Department of Criminology on "The eGirls Project" , which is funded by a 3-year SSHRC Partnership Development Grant.  Her current research is focused on online self-exposure by girls and young women (including sexting and cyberbullying), online harassment and hate, privacy and equality concerns arising from surveillance, and access to justice.

Some of Professor Bailey's recent activities include:

Before becoming a professor at UOttawa in 2002, Professor Bailey completed her LL.M. at the University of Toronto, supported by a Centre for Innovation Law and Policy scholarship and an Ontario Scholarship. She was a co-recipient of the Howland Prize for outstanding performance in the LL.M. programme. She served as a law clerk to the Honourable Mr. Justice John Sopinka at the Supreme Court of Canada. Before coming to the Faculty of Law, Professor Bailey practised law in Toronto with Torys, where she was an associate in the litigation department. Her litigation experience included acting on matters relating to unlawful search of political protesters, and she assisted as co-counsel on the first Internet hate speech case to come before a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal.