Jasteena Dhillon is professor of law at Humber and adjunct professor in the Faculty of Law, University of Windsor. Dhillon graduated from University of Toronto in 1990 and of University of Windsor Law School in 1995 in Canada. She holds a Master's of Law from Leiden University in the Netherlands.
Dhillon began her career as a community advocate in legal clinics for those unable to access government services. After completing law school she worked as a lawyer with the Office of the Children’s Lawyer representing children in welfare, family/civil matters. Her work with vulnerable communities in Ontario and Canada has earned her recognition from her peers in the movement. Dhillon also provides training and advice to government bodies, including the Canadian Armed Forces, Public Safety Canada, and the Privy Council Office. She acts as a consultant on legal, administrative, and policy issues.
She has worked internationally in conflict, post-conflict, and transitional countries and regions on justice and human rights issues. Her work as a legal and development expert in conflict, post-conflict, and transitional crisis areas around the world includes work in Afghanistan, Southern Sudan, Iraq, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Bosnia, Croatia, Macedonia and the occupied Palestinian territories. She has worked for the following organizations: United Nations (UN), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), International Catholic Migration Commission (ICMC), and Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).
Dhillon has been an associate fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy where she focused on informal justice and rights in tribal areas. She now teaches international law at the Faculty of Law in Windsor and administrative law at Humber ITAL.