In 2015-2017, René David-Cooper was a trainee for the On the Move Partnership research project and focused his research in the field of air transportation. He holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree from the Institute of Air and Space Law at McGill University and a Commercial Pilot’s License (CPL) with 10 years of flying experience. He also holds a Licentiate in Civil Law (LL.L.) and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Ottawa.
In 2016-2017, René conducted a study focusing on the effectiveness of regulations regarding flight and duty times for professional pilots in Canada. This study was supervised by Professor Katherine Lippel at the Canada Research Chair on Occupational Health and Safety Law (University of Ottawa). He clerked for Justice André F.J. Scott at the Federal Court of Appeal of Canada in 2016-2017 and was called to the Law Society of Ontario in 2017. He currently works for the Transportation Safety Board of Canada – Air Investigations in the field of accident investigations.
“Corporate Social Responsibility in the Aviation Industry” – Book Chapter, (forthcoming) Cambridge University Press, co-author with Dr. Paul Fitzgerald – Adjunct Professor at the McGill University, Institute of Air & Space Law.
“Gestion des risques et transport ferroviaire interprovincial sur le territoire municipal : favoriser le fédéralisme coopératif ”, (forthcoming) Revue de droit générale de l’Université d’Ottawa, co-author with Professor David Robitaille (University of Ottawa).
“Pilot Fatigue – A Study on the Effectiveness of Flight and Duty Time Regulations for Professional Pilots in Canada”, (2017) On the Move Partnership, Canada Research Chair in Occupational Health and Safety Law.
“Protecting the Health and Safety of Pilots: Flight and Duty Time Regulations in Canada” (2016) 41:1 Annals of Air and Space Law 81-126. Institute of Air and Space Law — McGill University
“Defining Common Law Property Rights — The Ownership Conundrum of Landing Slots Resolved” (2016) 16:1 Issues in Aviation Law & Policy 7–52 (Lead article). DePaul University College of Law — International Aviation Law Institute