Ryan Alford

Ryan Alford

Hearing Elected Bencher Lawyer

Biography

Dr. Alford received his doctorate in public, constitutional, and international law from the University of South Africa. He was awarded his master’s degree from the University of Oxford and his law degree from New York University. Previously, he earned a master’s degree from the University of Amsterdam and a bachelor’s degree from Carleton University. After entering practice he worked for the firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton in their New York and Brussels offices, focusing on international arbitration, transnational litigation, and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, before returning to academia. Prior to joining Lakehead University where he is now a faculty member, he was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Victoria Faculty of Law, where he was awarded the First Year Class Teaching Award. He was awarded tenure and promoted to the position of Associate Professor at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University in 2018. In that capacity, he teaches classes in constitutional law, administrative law, and seminars in legal history.