Susan Boyd, FRSC served as an editor emeritus for JP Boyd on Family Law between 2013 and 2015. She taught law at UBC as a professor from 1992 and held the endowed research Chair in Feminist Legal Studies, teaching courses in the fields of feminist legal studies, family law, and law and social justice. Her research and publications on feminist legal theory, and gender and sexuality issues in the fields of family law, especially child custody and parenthood law led to several editorial and advisory board appointments. In 2012, Susan was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the Arts, Humanities and Sciences, in recognition of her international reputation as a leading socio-legal scholar.
A judge of the superior courts of British Columbia, being the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal.
In family law, an antiquated term used by the Divorce Act to describe the right to possess a child and make parenting decisions concerning the child's health, welfare, and upbringing. See "access."