About the Author

AuthorSuzanne Chiodo
Suzanne Chiodo is a lecturer in law at Oriel College, Oxford University,
where she is completing her doctorate in the area of class actions. She
also obtained her undergraduate degree in modern history from Oxford.
Before beginning her doctorate in October 2017, Suzanne was a class
actions lawyer at Rochon Genova LLP in Toronto. She completed her
LLM at Osgoode Hall Law School in December 2016, supported by fund-
ing from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
and numerous other sources. Her book, The Class Actions Controversy,
arises from her LLM thesis on the history of the Ontario Class Proceed-
ings Act.
Suzanne has taught courses on civil procedure at Osgoode Hall Law
School and has presented papers to the Osgoode Society for Canadian
Legal History, the Ontario Bar Association, and the Ontario Human
Rights Commission. In addition, she has published numerous papers on
class actions and tort law.
Suzanne completed her articles of clerkship for the Honourable Mr
Justice O’Reilly at the Federal Court. She obtained her JD with distinction
at Western Law in Ontario, where she spearheaded a successful ef‌fort to
establish the school’s f‌irst student-run academic journal. She won numer-
ous awards and scholarships for academic excellence, and also received the
Law Society of Upper Canada prize for graduating near the top of her class.
When Suzanne is not teaching in Oxford, she lives in Toronto with
her husband Joe, where she pursues her love for rock and blues music by
singing and playing harmonica in a band. Her favourite day of the week
is Sunday, when she attends Little Trinity Anglican Church before eating
delicious food made by her Italian-Canadian family.

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