Tuesday, July 6, 2021

In an op-ed published in the Globe and Mail, July 2, University of Toronto Faculty of Law doctoral candidate (SJD) Hassan M. Ahmad, an assistant professor with the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa, writes how Mahmud Jamal’s nomination to Canada’s Supreme Court scores a win against the name barrier. He writes: 

With Justice Jamal’s appointment, as well as other recent high-profile appointments – including the selection of Reem Bahdi as the next dean of the University of Windsor’s law school – we are starting to see the erosion of both name and colour barriers in the upper echelons of the legal profession. Even the most reticent and conservative lawyers will now have to come face to face with a sitting judge who does not look like anyone from the past.

Read the full op-ed in the Globe and Mail