Odelia Bay

Columbia Law School

Odelia Bay is a master’s student at Columbia Law School where she hopes to specialize in disability rights in North America, with a focus on comparative constitutional and civil rights jurisprudence. Odelia received her J.D. from the University of Ottawa in Canada and was admitted to the Ontario bar in 2012.  She worked with one of Canada’s leading labor and civil rights law firms and has also participated in disability-related work with the Canadian Human Rights Commission and a community legal clinic in Ottawa. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Odelia worked as a journalist in radio and television. In 2011, she published an article in the Critical Disability Discourse, a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal, examining the Supreme Court of Canada’s decisions in cases involving the intersection of gender and mental health.