Professor Lorne Sossin Appointed Dean of Osgoode Hall Law School effective July 1, 2010

Breaking news from Dr. Mamdouh Shoukri, President and Vice-Chancellor of my alma mater, Osgoode Hall Law School that Professor Lorne Sossin (currently at University of Toronto Law School)  will return to Osgoode as Dean on July 1, 2010. Here is the press release:

“Message from the President

Dear Colleagues —

I am pleased to announce that the search for a new Dean of Osgoode Hall Law School has reached a successful conclusion. Professor Lorne Sossin has accepted our invitation to serve a five-year term, beginning July 1, 2010.

Professor Sossin most recently taught at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto and is former Associate Dean (2004-2007). His teaching interests span administrative law, public administration, professional regulation, civil litigation, ethics & professionalism and legal process.

Professor Sossin holds doctorates in Law from Columbia University and in Political Science from the University of Toronto. Prior to joining the University of Toronto, he was a faculty member at Osgoode Hall Law School and was an Associate-in-Law at Columbia Law School. He is also a former litigation lawyer with Borden & Elliot (now Borden Ladner Gervais) and a former law clerk to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.

I want to thank Interim Dean Jinyan Li for her steady hand and leadership in a difficult time, including the extensive renovations to Osgoode Hall. I would also like to thank the members of the Search Committee for their hard work. Please join me in welcoming Professor Sossin back to York University.”

In 2008, I had the privilege of participating in a graduate course taught by Professor Sossin as part of my LL.M. in Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution at Osgoode. Lorne is an exceptional legal scholar and his appointment augurs well for Osgoode into this new decade of rapidly advancing technological and social change.

Dean Osgoode Announcement.pdf

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