Lynn Fournier-Ruggles is a full-time professor in the School of Legal and Public Administration at Seneca College and teaches a variety of legal subjects to paralegal, court and tribunal, and public administration students. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Ottawa; her Certificate, Excellence in Educating Adults from Seneca College; her Master’s degree in Public Policy, Administration and Law (MPPAL) and her Graduate Diploma in Justice System Administration from York University.
In addition to authoring Canadian Immigration and Refugee Law for Legal Professionals with Emond Publishing, Lynn has authored several academic articles: “The Cost of Getting Tough on Crime: Isn’t Prevention the Policy Answer?” (2011, Journal of Public Policy, Administration and Law, York University); “Establishing an Interpreter Program” (in James L. H. Sprague, Administrative Agency Practice. Toronto: Carswell, Vol. 2, No. 4, October 1996); “Counselling European Immigrants: Issues and Answers” (Wyspianski, J.O., Fournier-Ruggles, L.A.); Intercultural Counselling Global Perspectives (in R.J. Samuda, A. Wolfgang, Toronto: C.J. Hogrefe, Inc., 1985, pages 225 -234); and co-authored a White Paper on Quality Court Interpreter Services in Canada for the Association of Canadian Court Administrators (2010).
Her areas of academic interest include Canadian immigration and refugee law, administrative law, court and tribunal administration, and public management and administration.
Lynn developed her knowledge of immigration and refugee law through various roles with the federal public service: Immigration and Refugee Board from 1989 to 1998 (Director, Operational Systems, Registrar, Refugee Hearings Officer); and Employment and Immigration Canada from 1984–1989 (Case Presenting Officer with the Refugee Status Advisory Committee; a Case Presenting Officer at Toronto Enforcement CIC).