Stephanie Chipeur

Stephanie Chipeur


Azrieli Accelerator Professorship in Law & Disability Policy

Faculty of Law

Assistant Professor

Faculty of Law

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Educational Background

DCL McGill University, 2021

LLM McGill University, 2014

JD University of Toronto, 2009

BA McGill University, 2006


Stephanie holds the Azrieli Accelerator Professorship in Law & Disability Policy. She is cross-appointed to the Faculty of Law and the School of Public Policy. Since 2021, Stephanie has worked with the Disability Policy Research Program at the School of Public Policy, which is led by Dr. Jennifer Zwicker. 

As a post-doctoral scholar, Stephanie was the first recipient of the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Charlie Fischer Fellowship in Advancing Patient and Family-Oriented Research. The Charlie Fischer Fellowship has supported Stephanie’s work on the inequities in childhood disability law and policy in Canada between children disabled by injury versus those born with a disability, especially those with neurodevelopmental conditions.

Stephanie completed her JD at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and is a member of the Law Society of Ontario. She completed her LLM and DCL at McGill University’s Faculty of Law. In 2014, during her graduate studies at McGill, Stephanie was injured in a car accident and became a wheelchair user. As a new member of the disability community, Stephanie brings lived experience to her research on disability law and policy.


Areas of Research

Disability Policy, Law and the Built Environment

Doctoral thesis "Inaccessibility and the Law of the Built Environment: Understanding People with Disabilities as Members of the Public"

Disability and Human Rights


  • “Planning Law and Accessibility: Third Party Permit Appeals by Persons with Disabilities”. Stephanie Chipeur. Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice. (2023)
  • “Front-Door Citizens: A Vision for Accessible Design at Expo 67”. Stephanie Chipeur. Site Magazine. (2019)
  • “The Advice Lawyers Give Themselves: The Canadian Bar Association’s Campaign for Timekeeping in the Mid-Twentieth Century”. Stephanie Chipeur. International Journal of the Legal Profession. (2014)
  • "The More the Merrier? Multiple Parents and Child Support". Stephanie Chipeur and Brian Burke. Canadian Family Law Quarterly. (2010)
  • "Supervised Visitation in Custody and Access Disputes: Finding Legal Solutions for Complex Family Problems". Stephanie Chipeur and Rachel Birnbaum. Canadian Family Law Quarterly. (2010)
  • “Equality Rights and Assisted Conception”. Stephanie Chipeur. Charter and Human Rights Litigation Quarterly. (2009)
  • “Children with neurodisabilities and public policy: Universal design for function rather than diagnosis”. Stephanie Chipeur and Dr. Jennifer Zwicker. Ben Gibbard, ed., Developments in Neuroethics and Bioethics: Neuroethics and Neurodevelopment. (2023)