Peter A Allard School of Law

Sofia Cornejo

PhD Student
LLB (National University of Rio Cuarto, Argentina), LLM (University of British Columbia



Sofia Cornejo is a doctoral student at the University of British Columbia, Peter A. Allard School of Law (UBC). Her research focuses on domestic violence leave and other employment law mechanisms addressing domestic violence as a world of work issue. Through a comparative analysis, Sofia critically examines how laws conceptualize domestic violence as a workplace issue and the implications for diverse groups of women. 

In addition to her doctoral research, Sofia serves as the graduate representative on the Centre for Feminist Legal Studies Steering Committee. 

Supervisor: Janine Benedet and Bethany Hastie

Sofia Cornejo

Organization Affiliations

  • Allard School of Law

Research Interests

  • Comparative law
  • Feminist legal studies
  • Labour and employment law
  • Law and society
  • Law, gender and sexuality

How can employment laws be reimagined to ensure comprehensive support for women survivors of domestic violence within the workplace?

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