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Brigitte Lefebvre

Family and couples law

Professeure titulaire

Faculté de droit

Pavillon Maximilien-Caron, room A-7422

514 343-7677

brigitte.lefebvre@umontreal.ca

Secondary number: 514 343-2199 (Télécopieur)

Profile

Research expertise

  • union de fait
  • union civile
  • droit patrimonial de la famille
  • bonne foi
  • équité contractuelle

Biography

With a Doctorate in Law from Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), Brigitte Lefebvre is a Full Professor teaching private law at Université de Montréal. More specifically, over the years, she has taught family law, succession law, patrimonial family law (matrimonial regimes), property law and commercial law. She began her professorial career at the Judicial Sciences Department of Université du Québec à Montréal in 1989 and then joined our Faculty in 2003. Between 2003-2008, she was director of the notary law program and from 2008 to 2012, was the Faculty Secretary. Brigitte Lefebvre has also been a guest lecturer in the Master 2 notary law program of both Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) and Université Jean Moulin (Lyon III), in the Master 2 business law program of Université Lumière (Lyon 2), in the Master 2 notary law program and the private law Master program of Université Montesquieu - Bordeaux IV, and in a number of Quebec (Université de Sherbrooke) and Canadian (University of Ottawa) institutions. Her main research interests are: common law relationships, patrimonial family law, good faith and contractual equity. She has published many articles on these subjects and delivered a number of conferences in university and professional institutions in Quebec and around the world. Most notably, she has published a work on the role of good faith in contracts (subject of her doctoral thesis) and a monograph on matrimonial regimes.

Affiliations and responsabilities

Research affiliations

Teaching and supervision

Student supervision

Theses and dissertation supervision (Papyrus Institutional Repository)

Projects

Research projects

2016 - 2023

Accès au Droit et Accès à la Justice (ADAJ)

Lead researcher : Pierre Noreau
Funding sources: CRSH/Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada , Société québécoise d'information juridique (SOQUIJ) , AMF/Autorité des marchés financiers
Grant programs: PV128152-Subvention de partenariat , ,
2016 - 2023

Accès au Droit et Accès à la Justice (ADAJ)

Lead researcher : Pierre Noreau

Outreach

Publications and presentations

Publications

Les régimes matrimoniaux : Contrat de mariage, séparation de biens et société d'acquêts, Cowansville, Éditions Yvon Blais, 2011, 264 p.

La bonne foi dans la formation du contrat, Cowansville, Éditions Yvon Blais, 1998, 304 p.

Brigitte Lefebvre et Antoine Leduc (dir.), Mélanges Pierre Ciotola, 2012, Montréal, Éditions Thémis, 587 p.

Disciplines

  • Law

Areas of expertise

  • Family law
  • Notarial law
  • Patrimonial law
  • Contracts
  • Estates
  • Matrimonial regimes