Elizabeth Sheehy is a professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa. She has taught courses in criminal law and procedure, women and the law, commercial law, torts, and advanced studies in contracts and torts. As a consultant, Professor Sheehy has worked for the Department of Justice on women’s issues in criminal law, the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF), and the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies on Judge Lynn Ratushny’s Self-Defence Review. With Jennie Abell, she has produced two volumes of a criminal law and procedure casebook that is in use in several law schools. She has also written articles on criminal law as it affects women, the Charter, and torts.