Lecturing professor in law at Université de Sherbrooke
A member of the Quebec Bar since 2007, Maitre Jean-Frédéric Ménard is a professor at the Faculty of Law at the Université de Sherbrooke and a Ph.D. student in law at the University College London—UCL (United Kingdom). At the McGill University Health Center, he is a member of the Pediatric Clinical and Research Ethics Committee. As a researcher, he is part of the group “Children’s voices: Interdisciplinary Studies in Childhood Ethics,” led by Professor Franco Carnevale of McGill University School of Nursing.
Jean-Frédéric Ménard’s doctoral research focuses on care interruption for neonates whose state of health is critical, in two neonatal resuscitation units (London and Paris). It explores and develops new models that can shape the norms and decisions in these situations. More generally, he is interested in clinical ethics, bioethics, human rights, childhood ethics and qualitative research methods.
Prior to his graduate studies in law, Jean-Frédéric Ménard was a law clerk to the Honourable Louise Charron at the Supreme Court of Canada, a member of the fiscal law department of a pan-Canadian law firm, the deputy director of the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law at McGill University and consultant in clinical ethics at Montreal Children’s Hospital. He has also worked at the Center for Applied Ethics at the McGill University Health Center.
BCL, University of Oxford (graduate diploma)
BCL (Civil Law) and LLB (Common Law), McGill University
BA, Laval University, philosophy