Pascale Cornut St-Pierre

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa

Pascale Cornut St-Pierre is an Assistant Professor at the Civil Law Section of the Faculty of Law of University of Ottawa. Her research focuses on the ways in which business communities perceive, mobilize and develop the law in the course of their activities. Her works deal mainly with corporate and financial law, but draw heavily on research from the social sciences, such as sociology of law, economic sociology, political economy and critical studies. She is the author of La Fabrique juridique des swaps : Quand le droit organise la financiarisation du monde, a work that analyses the role and techniques of standard-form contracts, like the ISDA Master Agreement, in the emergence of new financial instruments and the development of their global markets.

Pascale’s current research explores other types of financial innovation, including green finance and fintechs, as well as financial delinquency. Before joining the Civil Law Section at University of Ottawa, Pascale was a lecturer in sociology of law and in advanced civil law obligations, at Sciences Po Paris and at the Faculty of Law of McGill University. She is an Associate Member of the Perelman Centre for Legal Philosophy (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium).