Doug Sarro

SJD Candidate
Thesis title:
The Learning Regulator
Office in Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park
Toronto, M5S 2C5

Doug is a doctoral candidate at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. His dissertation will look at how the techniques securities regulators use to learn about financial innovations influence their responses to these innovations.

Doug has written on topics relating to corporate, securities, contract, and constitutional law. His work has been published in, among other journals, The Business Lawyer, the Canadian Bar Review, the Canadian Business Law Journal, the Osgoode Hall Law Journal, and the University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review.

After graduating as gold medallist from Osgoode Hall Law School, Doug clerked for Chief Justice Winkler and Justices Gillese, MacFarland, Watt, and Pardu of the Court of Appeal for Ontario. He then practiced corporate law at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York, working on, among other matters, the AT&T-Time Warner and Kraft-Heinz mergers, and MetLife's successful challenge of its designation as “too big to fail” by the U.S. Financial Stability Oversight Council. Doug later served as a senior advisor at the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), where he contributed to public reports on enhancing disclosure effectiveness, protecting senior investors, and the cryptoasset sector in Ontario, among other topics.

Doug is admitted to practice law in Ontario and New York, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) designation. He serves as Managing Editor of the University of Toronto Law Journal and sits on the Canadian Advocacy Council of CFA Societies Canada. In 2018 and 2019, he taught Business Associations at Osgoode Hall Law School.

Education
J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School
H.B.A., University of Toronto (Victoria College)
Awards and Distinctions
J-A Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (Doctoral), SSHRC
Graduate Fellowship in Capital Markets Research, University of Toronto Faculty of Law
Best Practitioner Research in Post-Modern Portfolio Theory, Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute (with E.J. Waitzer)
The Gold Medal and George Graham Sinclair Memorial Prize, Osgoode Hall Law School
Professional Affiliations
Law Society of Ontario
New York State Bar
CFA Institute
Selected Publications

Articles

"Measure Once, Cut Twice’: Weyerhaeuser Company Ltd. v. Ontario (Attorney General) and the Interpretation of Indemnities" (2019) 62 Canadian Business Law Journal 1–34 (lead author, with P.J. Davis).

"In Search Of Things Past And Future: Judicial Activism And Corporate Purpose" (2018) 55 Osgoode Hall Law Journal 791–826 (with E.J. Waitzer) (peer-reviewed).

"Fiduciary Society Unleashed: The Road Ahead for the Financial Sector" (2014) 69 The Business Lawyer 1081–1116 (with E.J. Waitzer) (peer-reviewed).

"Do Lenders Make Effective Regulators? An Assessment of the Equator Principles on Project Finance" (2012) 13 German Law Journal 1522–55.

"Breaking the Bargain: A Comment on the Constitutional Validity of Bill C-7, the Proposed Senate Reform Act" (2012) 70 University of Toronto Faculty of Law Review 115–40 (peer-reviewed).

"The Public Fiduciary: Emerging Themes in Canadian Fiduciary Law for Pension Trustees" (2012) 91 Canadian Bar Review 163–209 (with E.J. Waitzer) (peer-reviewed).

Book chapters

"Reasonable Expectations and Fiduciary Obligations: Legal Pathways to Longer-Term Thinking" in D. Barton, D.J. Horvath & M. Kipping (eds.), Re-Imagining Capitalism: Building a Responsible Long-Term Model (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016) 226–245 (with E.J. Waitzer).

"The public fiduciary: a Canadian perspective" in J.P. Hawley et al. (eds.), Cambridge Handbook of Institutional Investment and Fiduciary Responsibility (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014) 9–19 (with E.J. Waitzer)

Book review

"Rational Choices, But for Whom? Transnational Financial Regulation after the Crisis" [Review of Soft Law and the Global Financial System: Rule Making in the 21st Century, by C. Brummer] (2011) 2 Transnational Legal Theory 455–62.

Research Interests
Business Corporations
Business Law
Comparative Law
Contracts
Economic Analysis of Law
Securities Regulation
Supervisor
Committee Members

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018
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John Enman-Beech

SJD Candidate
Thesis title:
Contract Life
Office in Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park
Toronto, M5S 2C5

My research explores the applications of critical feminist legal and economic theory to contract law, seeking pragmatic openings for applied theory within the bounds of liberal private law discourse. My thesis critiques the role of contract law in the everyday—employment, consumer, and user law—a set of phenomena I term contract life. See my SSRN page for publications from the Dalhousie Law Journal, the Supreme Court Law Review, the Canadian Business Law Journal, the Journal of Commonwealth Law, and the Journal of Law and Equality.

Research Interests
Consumer Protection and Products Liability Law
Contracts
Critical Legal Theory
Economic Analysis of Law
Family Law
Feminist Analysis of Law
Labour Law
Legal Process
Legal Theory
Political Philosophy and Theory
Sexuality and the Law
Supervisor
Committee Members

Matthew Thomas Marinett

SJD Candidate
Thesis title:
Corporate Responsibility and Accountability in Internet Content Governance
Office in Falconer Hall
84 Queen's Park
Toronto, M5S 2C5
Tel:
416 525 2227

Matthew is a doctoral candidate in law at the University of Toronto. His broader research examines the rule of law implications of the corporate control and and governance of rights, especially with respect to copyright, privacy and freedom of expression. His doctoral project examines the manner in which internet corporations create rules and make rights-affecting decisions with worldwide impact and minimal public accountability. Specifically, it explores the applicability of standards of human rights and global administrative law to internet corporations engaged in content governance: a difficult prospect given the numerous forms content governance takes, the extant interaction between states and internet intermediaries, the human rights implications, and the transnational nature of the internet. Nonetheless, the project examines what such an inherently flexible standard might look like. 

Prior to pursuing an academic path, Matthew was most recently an associate at Gowling Lafleur Henderson (now Gowling WLG) in the Intellectual Property department. He worked primarily within the Entertainment Law Group and the Advertising, Marketing and Regulatory Affairs Group. Prior to joining Gowlings, he volunteered his time at Advocates for Injured Workers, a legal clinic which assisted low-income clients who had been injured in the course of their employment obtain workers' compensation benefits.

 

Education
SJD Candidate - Present
LLM - 2016 - University of Toronto Faculty of Law
JD - 2012 - University of Toronto Faculty of Law
Honours BSc Planetary Science - 2008 - University of Western Ontario
Awards and Distinctions
CIGI International Law Research Program SJD Scholarship (2019-2021)
Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship (2018-2021)
Doctoral Fellowship in Innovation Law and Policy (2016-2018)
University of Toronto Doctoral Fellowship (2016-2018)
Masters Fellowship in Innovation Law and Policy (2015-2016)
Gerald Flaherty Prize in Entertainment Law (2010)
Western Scholarship of Excellence
Professional Affiliations
Law Society of Upper Canada
Canadian Bar Association
Selected Publications

Matthew Marinett, “The Race to the Bottom: Comity and Cooperation in Global Internet Takedown Orders” [forthcoming, UBC Law Review].

Matthew Marinett, “Protecting Individual Self-Interest in Aggregate as the Basis of Fairness in Contract” (2018) 55:3 Alberta Law Review 703.

Matthew Marinett, “The Alienation of Economic Rights and the Case for Stickier Copyright” (2017) 30:1 Intellectual Property Journal 125.

Matthew Marinett, “Copyright and innovation” (5 July 2017) Policy Options.

Brenda Pritchard & Matthew Marinett, “Political Advertising and Freedom of Expression” in Brenda Pritchard & Susan Vogt, eds, Advertising and Marketing Law in Canada, 5th ed (Markham: LexisNexis Canada, 2015).

Research Interests
Charter of Rights
Competition Law
Contracts
Economic Analysis of Law
Intellectual Property Law
Judicial Decision-Making
Legal Theory
Political Philosophy and Theory
Privacy Law
Property Law
Supervisor
Committee Members

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