Announcing our 2018-19 Catalyst Fellow, Joanna Vieira Noronha, and McMurtry Visiting Clinical Fellow, Jonathan Rosenthal

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Osgoode Hall Law School Dean Lorne Sossin has announced the recipients of two prestigious visiting Fellowships for the 2018-19 academic year. Joanna Vieira Noronha and Jonathan Rosenthal are the recipients of the fellowships.

Vieira Noronha has been chosen to be Osgoode’s Catalyst Fellow. She is finishing her Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) degree at Harvard Law School this spring semester, conducts research focused on feminisms and feminist legal thinking, queer theory, family and labour law, institutional design, and law and development. As a Catalyst Fellow, she will be researching Universal Basic Income experiments, with a primary focus on Canadian pilot projects.

At Harvard Law School, Vieira Noronha has been a writing resources specialist, a coordinator for the Short Writing Projects’ Workshop, teaching assistant for Family Law, and an LLM advisor. Vieira Noronha also holds an LLM from Harvard, a master’s degree from PUC University in Rio de Janeiro, as well as an LLB from Rio de Janeiro’s State University.

Rosenthal has been selected as the McMurtry Visiting Clinical Fellow. He is a Toronto-based criminal defence attorney whose practice focuses on white collar matters and regulatory offences, is no stranger to Osgoode. He graduated from the law school in 1987 with an LLB and has been an adjunct professor teaching trial advocacy for almost two decades. He became co-director of the Trial Advocacy Program in 2009. He is a team leader of the Intensive Trial Advocacy Workshop, an annual course offered to lawyers by Osgoode Professional Development. He has also been involved with other trial advocacy programs at the University of Moncton and Notre Dame Law School.

A frequent lecturer at continuing legal education seminars, he is a former vice-president of the Ontario Criminal Lawyers Association, an elected bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada where he is currently the vice-chair of professional regulation, as well as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. As a McMurtry Fellow, he will play a role in creating and strengthening bridges between the academy, bar and bench, and in helping to modernize the law school’s current trial advocacy approaches and teaching materials.

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