Nadia Lambek


Nadia Lambek is a Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) candidate at the University of Toronto, and a human rights lawyer, researcher and advocate focused on food system transitions and the rights of working people. She is a founding member of the Canadian Association of Food Law and Policy, and is coordinating their fourth annual conference at the University of Toronto in fall 2019.  She regularly collaborates with organizations like FIAN International, Food Secure Canada and the Global Network on the Right to Food on issues of food system governance. Before beginning her SJD, Nadia practiced law, focusing on the promotion and protection of workers' rights, union-side labour law and human rights. She also served as an advisor to former United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter.  She has numerous publications in food law and policy, including co-editing Rethinking Food Systems: Structural Challenges, New Strategies and the Law (Springer 2018). Nadia is a former clerk of the Ontario Court of Appeal and served as co-Editor-and-Chief of the Yale Human Rights and Development Law Journal. She received her BA from Brown University and her JD from Yale Law School.