Sujith Xavier, Assistant Professor

Biography

Dr. Sujith Xavier, LL.B. (Law and Human Rights) (Essex, 2005), LL.M. (McGill, 2007), Barrister and Solicitor (Law Society of Ontario) joined the University of Windsor Faculty of Law in January of 2014 as an Assistant Professor. In 2015, Dr. Xavier was appointed Director, Transnational Law and Justice Network, University of Windsor Faculty of Law.

Prior to joining the Faculty of Law, Professor Xavier articled with, and worked for, Jackman, Nazami & Associates where he specialized in administrative and constitutional law, national security, international criminal law, and public international law in Toronto, Canada. He completed his Ph.D. at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University in Toronto, Canada in 2015. Dr. Xavier has significant field experience in Palestine and Sri Lanka working with local grassroots non-governmental organizations. In 2011, while living in The Hague, he worked for Judge Agius (now President) in the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for Former Yugoslavia and International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda.

His varied research interests span domestic and international legal theory, international law, legal ethics, Third World Approaches to International Law, as well as the intersections of law and society with a focus on race, colonialism and imperialism, and gender and sexuality. 

Dr. Xavier will teach International Criminal Justice at Monash University Malaysia's summer program in June, 2018. At the University of Windsor Faculty of Law, he teaches Access to Justice, Administrative Law, Constitutionalism of the Global South (with Dr. Amaya Álvez Marín), International Criminal Law, Public International Law and Law and Race.

In March of 2018, Dr. Xavier was the recipient of the University of Windsor Outstanding Faculty Research Award (Category A: Emerging Scholars/Researchers). In 2015-2016, Dr. Xavier was the recipient of the University of Windsor Faculty of Law Students' Law Society Teaching Award for teaching excellence. 

Professor Xavier’s notable cases include: Canadian Arab Federation v Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) (2013); Minister of Citizenship and Immigration v. Alexander Vavilov (2018).