2009 - The Last Court of Resort
The Innocence Project helps secure the release of Romeo Phillion, after 31 years of wrongful incarceration. The Hennick Centre for Business and Law opens. The professional LLM program in International Business Law is established. The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree designation is changed to a Juris Doctor (JD) degree. Osgoode begins a major renovation of the building and a new wing is added. Architect Jack Diamond’s designs introduce natural light to classrooms, lecture theatres, and social spaces. Here, students help kick off construction.
2011 - If I Had A Hammer
Madam Justice Andromache Karakatsanis ‘80 is appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada. The Anti-Discrimination Intensive Program is launched under the academic direction of Professor Bruce Ryder. The Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS) program is created. Over one thousand guests come to Osgoode to celebrate the renovation of the Osgoode building. Here, Dean Lorne Sossin, Didi Kaneff, Jack Diamond (Architect), the Hon. Jim Flaherty ‘73 (Federal Minister of Finance), Ignat Kaneff, York President Mamdouh Shoukri, and Greg Sorbara ‘81 (Ontario Minister of Finance) cut the ribbon at the official opening of the Ignat Kaneff Building.
2013 - Into the Future
New Artist in Residence Fellowship program created. The LLM specializing in Canadian Common Law is established at the Osgoode Professional Development Centre. The Disability Law Intensive program is offered in conjunction with the ARCH Disability Law Centre. Starting with the Class of 2015, every JD student must complete a ‘praxicum course’. Professor Michael Mandel passes away and an internship is created in his memory. The Black Law Students Association presents the inaugural Lincoln Alexander Award to The Hon. Michael Tulloch ‘89.