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Joan Braun’s research has a socio-legal focus and examines how laws and policies operate in society.

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Her research explores the impact of these laws through a social justice lens and falls within two broader areas of inquiry – alternate dispute resolution and elder law. She is one of Canada’s leading elder law scholars and recently completed a research project examining elder mediation as a mechanism for increasing access to justice.

Joan is currently working on two research projects that examine legal response to elder abuse. One project examines civil law responses and the other criminal law responses.

Information about Joan’s research can be found at: