This is an archive of announcements about faculty and student activities at Osgoode Hall Law School beginning at 2014. To view current news about Osgoode please visit the Osgoode Newsroom.

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Submissions from 2020

New Osgoode tax blog to provide forum for national and international tax conversation, York Media Relations

Congratulations to Ian Stedman on receiving the IP Osgoode David Vaver Medal for Excellence in IP!, IP Osgoode

Signa Daum Shanks to receive Women's Law Association of Ontario 2020 President's Award, Yfile

Professor Emeritus Kent McNeil's latest book is a prize finalist and he has also received a Yale University appointment, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

York professor to lead United Nations Research Roadmap for COVID-19 Recovery, Yfile

Law foundation approves grants for investor rights projects of UToronto Law, Osgoode and others, Law Times

York alumna helps match Osgoode students with volunteer opportunities, Yfile

Honouring Osgoode's Best, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

Osgoode Environmental Justice and Sustainability Clinic partners with OKT LLP for new summer fellowship, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, Environmental Justice and Sustainability Clinic

JD/MBA student's new venture helps people keep up with legislative changes during the pandemic, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

Two Osgoode teams each win Best Paper and Best Presentation awards at Copyright Policy Moot 2020 (virtual edition), Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

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Osgoode Class of 2019 steps up to fund summer internships for students, Yfile, York University

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Professor Deborah McGregor, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Environmental Justice, contributes a chapter to a book that was officially released on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22, OpenBook Publishers

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Osgoode Professor Roxanne Mykitiuk and Faculty of Health Professor Iris Epstein awarded York Academic Innovation Fund (AIF) grant, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

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Professor Jinyan Li among those receiving York University funding for new COVID-19 research projects, York Media Relations

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The Earth Law Club at Osgoode officially launches its public education website and report on the Rights of Nature, Earth Law Club, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

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Professor Giuseppina (Pina) D’Agostino, Founder and Director of IP Osgoode, appointed to City of Vaughan’s Smart City Task Force as a stakeholder representative, Hon. Maurizio Bevilacqua, P.C. Mayor

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Law Society announces 2020 award recipients, Law Society of Ontario

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Nearly $10K raised overnight for sick child of Osgoode Hall Law School staffer, Law Times

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For the second consecutive year, Osgoode takes second place at the Davies Canadian Corporate/Securities Law Moot Court Competition, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

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JD student Avesta Alani receives scholarship offered by the Legal Leaders for Diversity Trust Fund, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

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Osgoode is third overall in International Criminal Court (ICC) North America, Central America and Caribbean Qualifying Round, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

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Osgoode picks up Best Advocate Award (again) at Donald G. H. Bowman National Tax Moot, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

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Osgoode places second overall in IADR 19th Annual International Law School Mediation Tournament; Teams also have strong performances in other ADR competitions, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

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Osgoode places third in the Laskin 2020 Moot held Feb 27-29 in Quebec City, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

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Osgoode takes third place in Wilson Moot held Feb. 21-22 in Toronto, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

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Professor Paul Maharg receives York Academic Innovation Fund (AIF) award for his simulation in higher education project, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

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Congratulations to this year's Dean's Gold Key honourees, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

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Meet 2020 Dean for a Day (in waiting) Sebastian Di Domenico, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

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OsgoodePD offers online COVID-19 webinars free of charge, yFile, York University

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Model Statute for Proceedings Challenging Government Failure to Act on Climate Change February 2020, International Bar Association

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Congratulations to Team Osgoode on placing 3rd in the Laskin 2020 Moot held Feb 27-29 in Quebec City., Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

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Professor Kate Glover Berger to join Osgoode faculty July 1 - Osgoode Hall Law School, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

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Announcing the 2020 Alumni of Influence - News - Arts & Science - University of Saskatchewan, University of Saskatchewan

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Books illustrate thought leadership in Indigenous-formed and -led research – YFile, yFile, York University

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Feds seek Osgoode Environmental Justice & Sustainability Clinic’s help in Ring of Fire – YFile, yFile, York University

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Toughest global health challenges will be tackled by Distinguished Research Chair at York University – YFile, yFile, York University

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Osgoode Law Games Team Sets New Precedent, Obiter Dicta

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JD student Angela Bain presented the Government of Canada’s questions and comments to the Government of Lesotho’s delegation on Jan. 22 at the 35th session of the Universal Periodic Review at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Office of External Relations & Communications, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

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Osgoode sponsored the Toronto Lawyers Feed the Hungry Program on Jan. 22 at Osgoode Hall in downtown Toronto and helped serve meals., Office of External Relations & Communications, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

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Osgoode welcomes McMurtry Visiting Fellow Fathima Cader, yFile, York University

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Graduate Program Assistant Chantel Thompson receives the 2019 Louella Sturdy Leadership Award for outstanding contribution to the Law School through her leadership and teamwork with members of the Osgoode community., Office of External Relations & Communications, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

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Jamal Greene, Dwight Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, to deliver Pierre Genest Lecture at Osgoode Jan. 15 on “The Rights Epidemic”, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

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Distinguished Research Professor Allan Hutchinson to give 41st Viscount Bennett Memorial Lecture at the University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law Jan. 30 on “The New Crypto World: Governance on the Margins”, UNB Law Blog

Submissions from 2019

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JD/MES student Christie McLeod, Founder & Managing Director of Human Rights Hub Winnipeg, recognized by Corporate Knights as one of 2019’s top 30 under 30 sustainability leaders, Corporate Knights

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Osgoode and Windsor law schools organize successful Pan-Canadian law school research-a-thon on municipalities and climate change, Office of External Relations & Communications, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

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Professor Sean Rehaag receives the York Faculty of Graduate Studies 2019 Postdoctoral Supervisor of the Year Award., Office of External Relations & Communications, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

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Canadian Association for Legal Ethics presents two awards: Best Paper Award to Adjunct Professor Jennifer Leitch ’09 (LLM), ’16 (PhD) & Lifetime Achievement Award to Distinguished Research Professor Allan Hutchinson, CALE/ACEJ

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Congratulations to Professor Emeritus John McCamus and the Honourable Patrick LeSage ’61 on jointly receiving the CIAJ’s 2019 Justice Medal, Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice

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Parkdale Community Legal Services receives $30K in Lerners 90th Anniversary Charitable Giveaway, Lerners LLP

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JD student Julia Kalinina and Aoife McCormick, an exchange student last year from Trinity College Dublin, each win a prize for outstanding paper, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Osgoode Digital Commons hits 2.5 million downloads, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Three victory banners unveiled at Osgoode’s 2019 Mooting Celebration, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Visiting Professor David Lepofsky ’79 to receive the Samuel E. Gates Litigation Award from the American College of Trial Lawyers, Office of External Relations & Communications

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IP Osgoode and the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada announce the winner of Canada’s IP Writing Challenge, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

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PhD candidate Ghuna Bdiwi, a Syrian-born Canadian citizen, appointed to UN-facilitated committee that will rewrite the constitution of Syria, United Nations

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Professors Cynthia Williams (Osgoode) and Janis Sarra (Allard) quoted in speech by Lord Sales of the UK Supreme Court, Anglo-Australasian Law Society

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Christopher McGoey ’19 is second place winner in the Insolvency Institute of Canada’s 2019 Law Student Writing Awards Program, Insolvency Institute of Canada

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Professor Heidi Matthews joins German Law Journal editorial board, Law Times

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Dean Mary Condon announces the appointment of Professor Jonathon Penney to the Osgoode faculty effective July 1, 2020, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Delia Opekokew ’77 – the first Indigenous woman to be called in 1979 to the Ontario and Saskatchewan bars – receives honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree from Law Society of Ontario, Office of External Relations & Communications

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New Osgoode podcast called “4 Questions For” launches today, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Professor Karen Drake and colleagues receive SSHRC Partnership Engage Grant for their project, “Identifying Indigenous Standards for Evaluating Indigenous Persons Courts”, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Professor Signa Daum Shanks elected as Toronto representative on Ontario Bar Association’s Board of Directors for 2019-20, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Two new external appointments for Professor Faisal Bhabha, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Paul Maharg, Distinguished Professor of Practice, has co-edited the first volume of a new book series: “Critical Perspectives on the Scholarship of Assessment and Learning in Law”, PaulMaharg.com

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Eva Marszewski ’73 is one of four winners of York’s 2019 Bryden Alumni Awards, YFile

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First-year JD student Jacob Bennett earns scholarship for pursuing dream to make a difference, YFile

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Professor Dayna Scott is one of three York University professors to earn York-Massey appointments, YFile

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F. Tim Knight, head of technical services for the Osgoode Law Library, participates in project to improve the representation of Indigenous peoples and communities in libraries, National Indigenous Knowledge and Language Alliance (NIKLA) /Alliance nationale des connaissances et langues autochtones (ANCLA)

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JD/MBA student Beverly Cheung receives Canadian Bar Association’s 2019 English Langlois Prize for best scholarly paper on the topic of business law, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Professors Craig Scott, Karen Drake and Shelley Kierstead along with Brad Ross, Sasha Baglay, Leslie MacLeod and Patrick Case are this year’s recipients of Osgoode teaching or service awards, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Professor Emeritus Kent McNeil to serve as the Law Foundation of Saskatchewan H. Robert Arscott Chair at University of Saskatchewan College of Law from July 1 to December 31, University of Saskatchewan College of Law

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Distinguished Research Professorship awarded to Osgoode Professor Stephanie Ben-Ishai, YFile

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Honorary doctorate recipient Kimberlé Crenshaw urges Osgoode grads to challenge the ‘no’ with ‘well, who says so?’, YFile

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Professor Giuseppina (Pina) D’Agostino to chair Advisory Committee for new Alectra Utilities Green Energy & Technology Centre, Alectra Utilities

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Professor Sonia Lawrence was presented with the annual Canadian Association of Law Teachers' Prize for Academic Excellence at the CALT/ACPD conference dinner on June 5 in Vancouver, Canadian Association of Law Teachers

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Professor Edward Waitzer receives the Corporate Governance Award at the 2019 Who’s Who Legal Awards in London, England, Law Business Research Ltd

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Three Osgoode alumni – Susan Ursel ’84, Tom Curry ’84 and Jeffery Hewitt ’96, ’16 (LLM) – among the recipients of 2019 Law Society Medals, NewsWire

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2019 Alumni Award Winners honoured at the Dean’s Alumni Reception at Osgoode Hall on May 15 for their contributions to the profession, Law School and legal community, Office of External Relations & Communications

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PhD candidate Sanaa Ahmed to begin two-year Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship at Dalhousie University starting this September, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Professor Gus Van Harten appointed Associate Dean (Academic), effective July 1, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw to receive honorary doctorate at Spring Convocation, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Professors Philip Girard (Osgoode), Jim Phillips (U of T) & R. Blake Brown (SMU) receive Canadian Law and Society Association’s W. Wesley Pue Book Prize Honourable Mention for A History of Law in Canada, Volume One, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Professor Stephanie Ben-Ishai to be awarded 2019 York Distinguished Research Professorship at Osgoode’s Spring Convocation on June 21, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Adjunct Professor Peter Jenkins ’81, ’02 (LLM), ’11 (PhD) has a new book coming out in July – War and Happiness: The Role of Temperament in the Assessment of Resolve, Palgrave

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Professor Emeritus Kent McNeil’s new book, Flawed Precedent: The St. Catherine’s Case and Aboriginal Title, was published by UBC Press in May, UBC Press

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Professor Karen Drake has co-edited a new book – Renewing Relationships: Indigenous Peoples and Canada – that includes chapters written by Professors Deborah McGregor and Signa Daum Shanks, and herself, University of Saskatchewan Press

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JD student Alana Robert ’19 to receive 2019 Aird & Berlis LLP/WLAO Equality Award at awards gala on June 12, Women’s Law Association of Ontario

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Alain-Guy Tachou Sipowo awarded Osgoode Catalyst Fellowship for the 2019-20 academic year, YFile

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Dianne Saxe ’74, ’91 (PhD) and Fathima Cader appointed 2019-20 McMurtry Fellows at Osgoode, YFile

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Osgoode’s Estair Van Wagner is one of four York professors awarded close to $1M in New Frontiers in Research funding, YFile

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PhD candidate Ian Stedman is a member of York U research team that has won $1.89M grant to search for AI solution to infant pain assessment, YFile

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PhD candidates Okechukwu (Jake) Effoduh and Inbar Peled (along with three more York grad students) named Vanier Scholars for 2019, YFile

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Professor Jeffery Hewitt to join Osgoode faculty on July 1, YFile

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Yemisi Dina appointed Chief Law Librarian of Osgoode, YFile

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Professor Emeritus Harry Arthurs’ memoir, “Connecting the Dots: The Life of an Academic Lawyer,” has just been published, McGill-Queen's University Press

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Osgoode team performs superbly in semi-final round of Price Media Law Moot Court Competition held April 8 to 12 in Oxford, England, Office of External Relations & Communications

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Professor Benjamin L. Berger appointed Tier 1 York Research Chair in Pluralism and Public Law, YFile

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Professor Mary Condon appointed Dean of Osgoode Hall Law School for a four-year term commencing July 1, YFile