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2014 Canadian International Law Students Conference

January 28, 2014


I am privileged to be the keynote speaker at the upcoming  2014 Canadian International Law Students Conference, jointly presented by the International Law Society of University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Osgoode Hall Law School on Saturday, 1 February 2014 from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM (EST). Here are the event details:

Event Details

The CILSC provides a forum for law students, academics, practitioners, and leaders in the field to exchange ideas about Canada’s international and domestic performance in public and private international law. Speakers will also touch on how to begin exploring a career in this field. For speaker bios visit

The conference has a history of attracting prominent speakers involved in the practice and study of international law. This year we are featuring speakers across five panels:

Panel 1: Litigating Foreign Cases in Canadian Courts
Panel 2: International Intellectual Property Law
Panel 3: Careers in Public International Law
Panel 4: Careers in Private International Law
Panel 5: Law and the Syrian Crisis


9:30-9:45 Introductions
9:45-11:00: Substantive panel 1 (Public)
11:15-12:30: Substantive panel 2 (Private)
12:30-1:30: Lunch
1:30-2:30: Concurrent Career Panels
2:45-4:00 Substantive Panel (Syria)
4:00-5:30 Reception

Ticket Information:

Online Student Ticket: $12.00

In-person Student Ticket: $10.00

For in-person tickets, Osgoode students please contact; U of T students please contact or These tickets will be available at the door.

Professional Tickets: $75.00

Current members of the bar who attend the conference are eligible for up to 3.75 hours of CPD credits. We will provide holders of Professional Tickets materials to be submitted to the law society for CPD credits.

If you’re interested in a career in international law or want to hear about the latest international law developments from leading academics and practitioners , this is a must-attend program.

Katherine MacLellan ( "Out, Damned Spot!…Chaudhary v. AG of Can. et al."

November 19, 2010
 For those who have a keen interest in wrongful convictions, Charter litigation and procedural justice, and who also appreciate fine legal writing, I  highly commend this post by 2nd year Osgoode Hall Law School J.D. student, Katherine MacLellan over at entitled: 

New journal of Transnational Legal Theory launched

May 18, 2010
From the Osgoode Alumni website:

“Osgoode Professors Launch of Scholarly Journal “Transnational Legal Theory”

An innovative new international journal is now hosted at Osgoode Hall Law School. Transnational Legal Theory, to be published on a quarterly basis by Hart Publishing, plans to release its first issue in early 2010.

The main objective of the journal is to publish high-quality theoretical scholarship that addresses transnational dimensions of law and legal dimensions of transnational fields and activity.

Several Osgoode professors form part of its international editorial team: Professor Craig Scott (Convening Editor and initiator of the project), Professors Leslie Green, Peer Zumbansen, and François Tanguay-Renaud (Members of the Editorial Committee), and Professors Ruth Buchanan and Robert Wai (Members of the Editorial Board).

Transnational Legal Theory is another testament to Osgoode’s international leadership in legal theory and transnational legal scholarship, and is supported institutionally by the Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security.

For more information about this pioneering initiative, please consult the journal’s website at

For other initiatives related to transnational legal theory at Osgoode, please consult: and”

 Contents in the inaugural issues include:

  • Pluralism in Postnational Risk Regulation: The Dispute over GMOs and Trade – Nico Krisch
  • Human Rights in the Emerging World Order – Joseph Raz
  • Local Rules and a Global Economy: An Economic Policy Perspective – Dan Danielsen
  • Global Legal Pluralism and ‘Private’ International Law – Paul Schiff Berman
  • Jus in Bello through the Lens of Individual Moral Responsibility: McMahan on Killing in War – David Lefkowitz
  • Human Rights qua Normative Practice: Sui Generis or Legal? – Samantha Besson
  • The Pursuit of a Worthwhile Life: Griffin on Human Rights – Terrance McConnell
To see the full list of contents together with the abstracts click here. Online access to them all, hosted by IngentaConnect, is included in all subscriptions.

For further information about Transnational Legal Theory please click here, where you can download a sample paper and order your subscription for 2010.

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

March 5, 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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