Jane M Glenn

Faculty of Law


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Chancellor Day Hall, Rm 29 [Map]
3644 rue Peel Montreal Quebec Canada
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 1W9
514-398-4659 [Fax]


BA Queen's University
LLB Queen's University
D. de l'Université University of Strasbourg



Professor Jane Matthews Glenn's teaching and research interests are in property law, land tenure, urban planning and agricultural law. She holds a joint appointment in the School of Urban Planning of the McGill Faculty of Engineering and a cross appointment in the McGill School of Environment.

Professor Glenn is a member of a Montréal inter-university research group on urbanization and development, and has been elected as an associate member of several international agricultural law organizations as well as of the International Academy of Comparative Law. She has held visiting positions in France, Brazil, Costa Rica, Trinidad, Mexico and Argentina, and was a Visiting Fellow at Corpus Christi College, Oxford in 2003-2004.

Professor Glenn's current research, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, focuses on access to housing in the Caribbean basin and on the right to housing as an example of economic and social rights in Canada (funded by the Faculty of Law’s Dobson Fellowship Fund).


Full Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University (1991-present)

Visiting Professor, Université de Sherbrooke (1991, 1992), Université René Descartes (Paris V) (1994), Facultad Latino-americana de Ciencias Sociales (1995, 1996, 1999)

Member, Institute of Comparative Law, Faculty of Law (1989-present)

Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University (1974-1991)

Joint Appointment with the School of Urban Planning (1972-present)

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, McGill University (1971-1974)

Called to the Bar of British Columbia (Barrister & Solicitor) (1967)

Areas of Interest

Land use planning, agricultural law, land tenure and access to housing, international development law.