Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 12:30pm
Jackman Law Building, J130

NOTE: The Indigenous Initiatives Office (IIO) Speaker Series is open to the public. All are welcome and lunch will be served. Please join us.

Speaker Bio:

Jonathan Rudin received his LL.B. and LL.M. from Osgoode Hall Law School.  In 1990 he was hired to establish Aboriginal Legal Services and has been with ALS ever since.  Currently he is the Program Director.  Mr. Rudin has appeared before all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada representing ALS in R v. Ipeelee (among other cases).

At ALS he helped establish the Community Council – the first urban Aboriginal justice program in Canada in 1992, and in 2001 helped establish the Gladue (Aboriginal Persons) Court at the Old City Hall Courts in Toronto. 

Mr. Rudin has written and spoken widely on issues of Aboriginal justice.  His book, Indigenous People and the Criminal Justice System was released by Emond Publishing in 2018. 

Mr. Rudin also teaches on a part-time basis in the Department of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies at York University.  Last but not least, he plays the mandolin and sings with Gordon’s Acoustic Living Room, a group that plays regularly in Toronto and has a number of videos on YouTube.