Liam McHugh-Russell is a lawyer, writer and activist currently living and working in Montreal. He has lobbied at three levels of government on behalf of students and young workers, practiced law representing employees and unions in Toronto, and published in local and foreign media on politics, law and culture.
His professional expertise lies at the confluence of international political economy, human rights law and labour regulation, leading him to consulting work at the International Labour Organization and the Platform for International Water Law at the University of Geneva.
He is currently pursuing a Masters of Law at McGill University. His time at McGill has included teaching with the department of International Development Studies and contributions to the Law Teaching Network, a project at the Faculty of Law that aims to secure the Faculty's position as a global leader in undergraduate legal educatio
A long time organizer for the New Democratic Party, he was the party’s 2006 and 2008 candidate in the Etobicoke, Ontario riding, where he grew up, facing off against Liberal heavyweight Michael Ignatieff.