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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Contracts Prof Weekly Spotlight: Kristen Boon

Spotlight_2_6_6 Kristen Boon (Seton Hall University)

B.A., McGill University
M.A., McGill University
J.D., New York University School of Law
LL.M, Columbia University

Boonkrist_2 Kristen Boon has joined the law faculty at Seton Hall University.

Professor Boon has an LLM from Columbia University and a JD from NYU School
of Law.  She is currently finishing her JSD at Columbia. Despite her American training, Professor Boon is Canadian, and clerked in the Canadian Supreme Court and worked as a legal officer for Foreign Affairs Canada.   

She says she is well known for her "Canadianisms," although she noted that
her use of the letter "u" in words such as colour and neighbourhood is starting to drop off.  She has learned that it is important to speak to her audience. That said, Kristen has made a priority of exploring different parts of Canada on her vacations, and just ran a half marathon in the Canadian Rockies in September.

A recipient of several fellowships, including a SSHRC doctoral fellowship and an international fellowship from the American Association of University Women, Professor Boon's research focus is on the intersection of public and private international law.  She is currently working on an article concerning the new generation of Security Council sanctions regimes.

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