Professor Mariève Lacroix is passionate about the concept of liability and how it can best be applied to today’s concerns. In this capsule, she talks about her experience as a student and an emerging researcher, which led her to undertake graduate studies in France and in Quebec using a comparative law perspective.
Professor Lacroix’s research interests led to her engagement with concepts from French, German and Swiss legal systems. She undertook a theoretical and practical approach that has allowed her to provide a fresh take on the study, presentation and understanding of civil liability both in Canada and in other civil law systems.
Professor Lacroix’s research has allowed her to gain a new perspective on how civil liability applies to professionals, particularly lawyers, notaries, judges and police forces. Her work has been cited by the Supreme Court of Canada and the Court of Appeal of Quebec in professional liability cases.
Her inspiring journey demonstrates how a researcher open to the world can contribute to the advancement of the law at home in Quebec.