BA (York), JD (Florida), LLM (Osgoode), PhD Candidate (Osgoode)
Shanthi Elizabeth Senthe’s research interests include Banking and Finance Law, and Corporate/ Commercial law.
Shanthi teaches in the areas of corporate commercial law. She is a PhD candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto. Her doctoral research examines banking and finance regulation and governance within the financial inclusion context. She was also recently a Visiting Scholar at Duke University School of Law in 2013. As a PhD candidate, Shanthi has received multiple research awards, including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship and has taught as a guest lecturer at Osgoode Hall Law School.
Prior to pursuing her doctoral studies, Shanthi was a practicing lawyer in the United States and Canada. Her experiences included a merit-based judicial externship at the Florida Supreme Court, and a judicial clerkship at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Further, her professional experience consisted of banking and corporate-commercial litigation. She is admitted to practice in Ontario, Florida, the District of Columbia and North Carolina.
Shanthi teaches Business Associations, Remedies and Secured transactions in the upper year curriculum
- “Transformative Technology: Delivering Hope Electronically?” (2012) 13 Pitt. J. Tech. L. & Pol’y 1
- “Legal Opinions in International Financial Transactions” in Alison Manzer, ed, Law in International Finance (Toronto: Carswell, 2009)
- “Re-Igniting Critical Race: A Symposium on Contemporary Accounts of Racialization in Canada” co-editor with Sujith Xavier (2015) Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice (Approximately 125 pages) (Forthcoming).
- October 2015 - “Deconstructing “Equity” Within Financial Inclusion in Sri Lanka” at the South Asia Legal Studies Workshop, University of Wisconsin Law School
- October 2015 - “Revival and Expansion of Equitable Principles in Financial Inclusion” Evolving Contours of Law and Development in South Asia at the the 44th Annual Conference on South Asia, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Wisconsin, USA
- June 2015 - Corporate Power and Militarization (Panel Organizer and Moderator for the Corporation in Global Society stream and research group at IGLP, Harvard Law School.
- November 2014 - “Negotiating Legal Spaces in Post-War Reconstruction” at Stanford University, Center for South Asia, Palo Alto, USA.
- October 2014 - “The A9 Highway: An Examination of Sri Lanka’s Pathway to Economic Development” Building Infrastructure in the Making of Modern South Asia at the 43rd Conference on South Asia, Madison, Wisconsin, USA.
- May 2014 - “Financial Inclusion Strategies within a Post-War Narrative” at the Law and Society Association Conference in Minneapolis, USA.
- June 2013 - “Decoding the Commercialization of Microfinance in South Asia” at the Atlas-Agora, held at the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law, Singapore.
- June 2013 - “Contestations within the Regulatory Sphere: Microfinance Deposit Insurance Schemes” at the IGLP Conference, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, USA.
- May 2013 - “Microfinance Deposit Insurance Schemes: Challenging the Regulatory Sphere?” at the Law and Society Association Conference in Boston, USA.
- November 2012 - Introduction and Round Table Panelist at “Re-igniting Critical Race Symposium, featuring Professor Patricia Williams”, Toronto, Canada.
- June 2012 - “The Regulatory Spectrum of Financial Literacy within the Microfinance Context” at the Law and Society Association in Honolulu, Hawaii
- May 2012 - “Academics Identity of the Legal Scholar” at the GLSA conference, Toronto.
- May 2012 - “Constructing the Identity of the Legal Scholar within the Microfinance Context” at the Canadian Law and Society Association, at Waterloo, Ontario.
- April 2012 - “Methodologies within Microfinance: A Legal Quandary” at Cornell Law School Graduate Conference, Ithaca, NY
- January 2012 - “Microfinance: Changing Gender Dynamics” at the Institute for Feminist Legal Studies at Osgoode Hall Law School.
- May 2011 - “Definitional and Jurisdictional Challenges within the M-Banking Regulatory Context” at the GLSA conference, Toronto
- November 2012 - Co-convener for Osgoode Hall Law School’s first Critical Race Conference (Keynote: Professor Patricia Williams) with over 100 attendees
- 2010-2011 - Executive Member and Conference Organizer, Graduate Law Students Association, Osgoode Hall Law School
- 2015 - Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP) Harvard Law School Travel Award (June 2015)
- 2015 - Junior Faculty- Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP) at Harvard Law School Workshop Participant in Doha, Qatar (January 2-12, 2015)
- 2015 - Thompson Rivers University: Internal Research Fund, “Decoding the Legal Architecture of Financial Inclusion Methods in Post-Conflict Jurisdictions”
- 2014 - Santander & IGLP Doha Research Grant: “The Reconfiguration of Migration through Islamic Finance” (April 2014)
- 2014 - Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP) at Harvard Law School Workshop Participant in Doha, Qatar (January 3-12, 2014)
- 2013 - Dissertation Development Seminar Fellowship awarded by the Center for South Asia at Stanford University (December 6-9, 2013).
- 2013 - Mary Jane Mossman Scholarship ($15,000) awarded by Osgoode Hall Law School
- 2013 - Harvard Law School’s Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP) Visa Grant ($4,000), awarded for research in Public Policy and Financial Inclusion.
- 2013 - ATLAS Agora (Association of Transnational Law Schools) ($2,750) at the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law.
- 2013 - Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security Travel Grant ($1,500)
- 2013 - York University Fieldwork Research Grant ($3,200)
- Business Associations
- Secured Transactions
- Corporate Governance