A Symposium in Honour of Prof. Michael Trebilcock

Speaker Biographies




Ben Alarie

Benjamin Alarie, B.A. (Wilfrid Laurier), M.A. (Toronto), J.D. (Toronto), LL.M. (Yale), is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. He researches and teaches principally in taxation law, and has research interests also in contracts and judicial decision-making. Before joining the Faculty, Professor Alarie was a law clerk for Madam Justice Louise Arbour at the Supreme Court of Canada. Professor Alarie is called to the Bar of Ontario. Professor Alarie's research has appeared or is forthcoming in, among others, the American Business Law Journal, the British Tax Review, the Canadian Business Law Journal, the Canadian Tax Journal, the Osgoode Hall Law Journal, and the University of Toronto Law Journal. He is coauthor of the 2nd edition and forthcoming 3rd edition of Canadian Income Tax Law (LexisNexis, 2006 and 2009). Professor Alarie was awarded the 2009 Alan Mewett QC Prize for Excellence in teaching by the JD class of 2009.

Bita Amani

Bita Amani,  B.A. (York, With Distinction), LL.B. (Osgoode Hall), S.J.D. (Toronto), of the Bar of Ontario (2000), is Associate Professor at Queen's University, Faculty of Law and Co-Director of Feminist Legal Studies Queen's. Prior to that she was Co-Director of and lecturer for International Aspects of Intellectual Property Law, in the Osgoode Hall Law School PDP, Part-Time LL.M. Professor Amani is a past fellow of the Centre for Innovation Law and Policy and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada. She has presented seminars on biopatenting as a Visiting Researcher at the Brocher Foundation in Geneva, Switzerland; at the Oxford Centre for Intellectual Property Research; and at the Centre for International Governance, Leed's University. Dr. Amani is a Research Affiliate of IP Osgoode, and a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Osgoode Hall Law School's Institute for Feminist Legal Studies. She has been a public policy consultant with the provincial and federal government on diverse legal issues such as recognition of foreign polygamous marriages and gene patenting. She is a past editor and annotations editor for the Ministry of the Attorney General, Office of the Legislative Counsel (OLC) on the E-Laws Project, and was a legislative drafter for the 37th Legislature's Session, Ontario (2001). Her monograph, State Agency and the Patenting of Life in International Law: Merchants and Missionaries in Global Society (UK: Ashgate Publishing Inc., 2009) is now available.

Anita Anand

Anita Anand, BA (Hons) (Queen's) 1989, BA (Hons in Jurisprudence) (Oxon) 1991, LLB (Dalhousie) 1992, LLM (Toronto) 1996, joined the University of Toronto Faculty of Law from Queen's University where she was an Associate Professor (2003-2006) and Assistant Professor (1999-2003). She is currently an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law at Toronto and served as Associate Dean (JD Program) from 2007-2009. During the 2009-2010 academic year, Professor Anand will be a Visiting Scholar at the Bank of Canada in Ottawa.

In 2006, she was a Canada-U.S. Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Olin Scholar in Law and Economics at Yale Law School. During the Fall 2005, she was a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School where she taught comparative corporate governance. She is the recipient of research grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (two awards) and the Foundation for Legal Research (three awards) as well as the Canadian Association of Law Teachers' Scholarly Paper Award (2003).  In Fall 2004, she received the Queen's Law Students' Society Award for Excellence in Teaching and in Fall 2006, she and co-authors Frank Milne and Lynnette Purda were awarded the Best Paper in Managerial Finance by the International Journal of Managerial Finance for their empirical research relating to corporate governance. She has published articles in the University of Toronto Law Journal, the McGill Law Journal, the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, the Stanford Journal of Law, Business and Finance, the NYU Journal of Law and Business and has co-authored a book Securities Regulation: Cases, Notes and Materials with Mary Condon and Janis Sarra.

Professor Anand has conducted research for the Five Year Review Committee, the Wise Person's Committee, and the Task Force to Modernize Securities Legislation in Canada.  She is the Editor of Canadian Law Abstracts, published by the Legal Scholarship Network, and the President of the Canadian Law and Economics Association. Her main research and teaching areas are corporate law and securities regulation.

Lisa Austin

Lisa Austin is an associate professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto,where she is affiliated with the Centre for Innovation Law and Policy. She holds a bachelor's degree from McMaster, and a law and doctoral degree in philosophy from the University of Toronto. Prior to joining the faculty, she served as law clerk to Mr. Justice Frank Iacobucci of the Supreme Court of Canada. Professor Austin was called to the Bar of Ontario in 2006.

Professor Austin's research and teaching interests include property, privacy, the legal regulation of information and the ethical and social justice issues raised by emerging technologies. She is currently developing work on issues such as the challenges that information technology poses to our conception of privacy, and what theory of law is most responsive to the needs of a technological society.

Tomer Broude

Tomer Broude is Senior Lecturer at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in the Faculty of Law and Department of International Relations.  He is currently a Visiting Professor Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Milano. He has also taught at various law schools in Israel, at the University of Toronto, Georgetown University Law Center and Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies. Beginning in 2010, he will be the Academic Director of the Minerva Center for Human Rights in Jerusalem. His fields of research are in international public law, with a focus on international economic law and international trade and the World Trade Organization (WTO). His publications include International Governance in the WTO: Judicial Boundaries and Political Capitulation (2004); The Shifting Allocation of Authority in International Law: Considering Sovereignty, Supremacy and Subsidiary (2008, ed. with Yuval Shany), and articles and essays that have appeared in the Vanderbilt Law Review, Journal of World Trade, World Trade Review, Journal of International Economic Law, and Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, among other. In 2007-2009, he served as Co-Chair of the International Economic Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law; he is one of the founders of the Society of International Economic Law and a member of its Executive Council.

Bruce Chapman

Bruce Chapman is a Professor of Law and a former editor of the University of Toronto Law Journal. He is currently Associate Dean of the Faculty of Law. He holds a law degree from the University of Toronto, and a doctorate in economics from Cambridge University. Prior to attending law school Professor Chapman served as Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Western Ontario and as Associate for Law and Philosophy at the Westminster Institute for Ethics and Human Values. In 1991-92 he was appointed a John M. Olin Faculty Fellow at the Yale Law School and since then has held visiting appointments at the University of Virginia School of Law (1995), Oxford University (1995 and 2008), the Australian National University (1996), the University of Torcuato di Tella in Buenos Aires (2000 and 2001), the University of Louvain in Belgium (2001), the National University of Singapore (2007), and the University of Minnesota (2007).

His principal teaching and scholarly interests are in Tort Law, Legal Theory, Decision Theory and Rational Choice, Law and Economics, and Corporate Law, and he has published widely in each of these areas. In 1996, and again in 2001, Professor Chapman was awarded Connaught Research Grants from the University of Toronto to conduct research into theories of rational decision-making.

Robert Cooter

Robert Cooter, a pioneer in the field of law and economics, began teaching in the Department of Economics at UC Berkeley in 1975 and joined the Boalt faculty in 1980. He has been a visiting member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton and a recipient of various awards and fellowships, including Guggenheim, the Jack N. Pritzker Visiting Research Professorship at Northwestern Law School, and, most recently, the Max Planck Research Prize. He was an Olin visiting professor at the University of Virginia Law School and lectured at the University of Cologne in 1989. He is coeditor of the International Review of Law and Economics. He is one of the founders of the American Law and Economics Association and served from 1994 to 1995 as its president. In 1999 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Cooter has published a wide variety of articles on private law, constitutional law and economics, and law and economic development. Recent publications include the third edition of the leading textbook Law and Economics (with Ulen, 1999), also translated into Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese and Korean. He has also authored "Commodifying Liability" in The Fall and Rise of Freedom of Contract (1999), "Law from Order: Economic Development and the Jurisprudence of Social Norms" in A Not-so-Dismal Science: A Broader, Brighter Approach to Economies and Societies (1999), "Punitive Damages" in Philosophy of Law: An Encyclopedia (1999), and "Does Risk to Oneself Increase the Care Owed to Others? Law and Economics in Conflict" in the Journal of Legal Studies (with Porat, 2000).

Ronald Daniels

Ronald J. Daniels became the 14th president of The Johns Hopkins University in March 2009. Prior to becoming president of Johns Hopkins University, Daniels had been provost of the University of Pennsylvania. As Penn's chief academic officer, he had broad responsibility for undergraduate and graduate education, faculty affairs, research and technology transfer, global initiatives, student life, athletics, admissions, arts and culture, and libraries. From 1995-2005, Daniels was dean of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and James M. Tory Professor of Law. During his 10 years as dean, he doubled the size of the faculty; recruited global scholars; cut the student-faculty ratio (from 18 to 1 to 10 to 1); dramatically enlarged the endowment; increased financial aid; implemented comprehensive reforms of curricula, student services, and faculty research standards; and spearheaded initiatives to strengthen international recruitment, social engagement, and interdisciplinary programs.
While in Toronto, Daniels was an active participant in Canadian public policy formulation in such positions as chair of the Provincial Government Panel on the Future of Government, chair of the Ontario Task Force on Securities Regulation, chair of the Ontario Electricity Market Design Committee, the special advisor to the Ontario Government on Reform of Public Accounting Regulation, and member of the Toronto Stock Exchange Committee on Corporate Governance.

Daniels' research focuses on the intersections of law, economics and public policy, in such areas as corporate and securities law, social and economic regulation and the role of law and legal institutions in promoting third world development. He is an author or editor of seven books, most recently Rule of Law Reform and Development (2008), on the role of legal institutions in the economies of third world countries, and Rethinking the Welfare State (2005), an analysis of global social welfare policies, especially the effectiveness of government vouchers (both co-authored with Michael Trebilcock). He is also the author or co-author of dozens of scholarly articles. In 2009, he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Daniels earned an LLM from Yale University in 1988, a JD in 1986 from the University of Toronto, and a BA from the University of Toronto in 1982.

Kevin Davis

Kevin Davis B.A. (McGill), LL.B. (Toronto), LL.M. (Columbia) is Beller Family Professor of Business Law at NYU School of Law.  Prior to joining NYU he was a member of the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto.  He has also held visiting appointments or fellowships at Clare Hall, Cambridge University; the University of the West Indies, Faculty of Law; and the University of Southern California School of Law.  Before joining the University of Toronto Professor Davis served as law clerk to the Supreme Court of Canada for the late Mr. Justice John Sopinka and practiced corporate law with a Toronto law firm.  His current research focuses on commercial law, economic crime, and, more generally, the role played by law in developing countries.  Recent publications include: "The Relationship between Law and Development: Optimists versus Skeptics," 56 American Journal of Comparative Law 895 (2008) (with Michael Trebilcock); "Taking the Measure of Law: The Case of the Doing Business Project," 32 Law & Social Inquiry 1095 (2007) (with Michael Kruse); "The Demand for Immutable Contracts: Another Look at the Law and Economics of Contract Modification and Renegotiation," 81 New York University Law Review 487 (2006); and, "What Can the Rule of Law Variable Tell us About Rule of Law Reforms?" 26 Michigan Journal of International Law 141 (2004).

Ronald Davis

Ronald Davis  is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia.' His research interests are pension law, corporate law, trust law, law and economics, law and society, and insolvency law. His doctoral dissertation concerned the role of pension funds in corporate governance, focusing on the potential exercise of control over these activities by the employee-beneficiaries and whether such control could lead to increased corporate social responsibility. He received a Capital Markets Research Fellowship and a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowship for this project. He is the author of books and articles on pension law, corporate governance and insolvency law; he has presented papers on these topics both nationally and internationally. Ron was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1992, thereafter joining the pension law practice of Koskie Minsky in Toronto. Prior to joining the UBC Law Faculty in 2003, he taught Occupational Health and Safety and Worker's Compensation Law at the University of Toronto's Law Faculty, as well as Pension and Benefits Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario. He has lectured to the Osgoode Hall Law School LL.M. Specialization in Securities Law Program, as well as to the Investment Management School (sponsored by the Schulich School of Business, York University and Mercers Consulting) and taught at the Civil Law Symposium of the National Judicial Institute. Since joining the Faculty, he has received the UBC Law Class of '68 Research Award and a University of British Columbia Teaching Development Scholarship.

David Duff

David G. Duff is a Professor at the UBC Faculty of Law. He joined the faculty in July 2009 after visiting at the Faculty during the 2008-09 academic year. From 1996 to 1998, Professor Duff taught tax law and policy at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Prior to this, he was a tax associate at the Toronto office of Stikeman, Elliott. He was also employed as a researcher with the Ontario Fair Tax Commission from 1991 to 1993 and as a tax policy analyst with the Ontario Ministry of Finance from 1993 to 1994. Professor Duff has an LL.M. from Harvard and an LL.B. from the University of Toronto, master's degrees in political theory from the University of Toronto and economics from York University, and a B.A. (Honours) from Queen's University. He has been a visiting scholar at the law faculties at Auckland University, McGill University, Oxford University, and the University of Sydney, and is a Research Fellow of the Monash University Taxation Law and Policy Research Institute, an International Research Fellow of the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation, a member of the Tax Academy of the Americas, and a member of the Board of the Canadian Tax Foundation. He is also Director of the National Centre for Business Law at the UBC Faculty of Law. Professor Duff's teaching and research interests are in the areas of tax law and policy, environmental taxation, comparative and international taxation, and distributive justice. He has published numerous articles in the areas of tax law and policy, accident law and family law, and environmental taxation and policy, has co-authored a book on accident law and a textbook/casebook on Canadian income tax law, and has co-edited books on tax avoidance in Canada and Canadian climate change policy. He has also served as a consultant to the Canadian Department of Justice, the Alberta Department of Justice, the Ontario Panel on the Role of Government, and the Commission of Inquiry into the Investigation of the Bombing of Air India Flight 182 (Air India Inquiry).

Anthony Duggan

Tony Duggan holds the Hon. Frank H. Iacobucci Chair in the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. He is also a Professorial Fellow in the Faculty of Law at the University of Melbourne. He has doctoral and undergraduate degrees in law from Melbourne, and a master's degree in law from Toronto. Prior to his appointment at the University of Toronto, he held the Henry Bournes Higgins Chair in Law at Monash University, Victoria. He was Associate Dean at the University of Toronto from 2002-2004.

Professor Duggan currently teaches secured transactions, bankruptcy law and trusts. He has published widely in these areas and also in the areas of contract law, consumer credit and  consumer protection. He has authored, co-authored and edited numerous books, including Consumer Credit Law, Contractual Non-Disclosure: An Applied Study in Modern Contract Theory, and Canadian Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law: Bill C-55, Statute c.47 and Beyond.

Tracey Epps

Dr Tracey Epps is a lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Otago in New Zealand. She has an LLM and SJD from the University of Toronto. Her SJD was completed under the supervision of Professor Michael Trebilcock in 2006. Tracey researches and teaches in the field of international economic law.  In 2008, she published a book which built on her doctoral thesis entitled "International Trade and Health Protection: A Critical Analysis of the WTO's SPS Agreement" (Edward Elgar). Her current research considers the linkages between international trade and climate change, and she is collaborating with Professor Andrew Green of the University of Toronto in this regard.

Owen Fiss

Owen Fiss is Sterling Professor of Law at Yale University.

Colleen Flood

Colleen M. Flood is a Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy.   She is also the Scientific Director of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Institute of Health Services and Policy Research. She is also an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Toronto and is cross-appointed into the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation and the School of Public Policy. Professor Flood obtained her B.A. and LL.B. (Honours) from the University of Auckland, New Zealand and her LL.M. and SJD from the University of Toronto, Canada. Her primary area of scholarship is in comparative health care policy, public/private financing of health care systems, health care reform, and accountability and governance issues more broadly.  She has been consulted on comparative health policy and governance issues by both the Senate Social Affairs Committee studying health care in Canada and by the Commission on the Future of Health Care in Canada (the Romanow Commission). She is the author of numerous articles, book chapters, and reports as well as the author and editor of seven books.

Michal Gal

Prof. Michal Gal is Vice-Dean and Co-Director of the Forum on Law and Markets at the Faculty of Law, Haifa University, Israel. She was a Visiting Professor at NYU (2006, 2007), Georgetown (2008), University of Melbourne (2009), Universidade Católica Portuguesa (2009) and Singapore University (2010).

Dr. Gal received her LL.B. from Tel Aviv University, magna cum laude, and clerked in the Israeli Supreme Court. She received her LL.M. and J.S.D. from the University of Toronto. Both theses won the Alan Marks Medal for best thesis. While writing her doctorate, she was a visiting scholar at Columbia  University (1997-9)  and at NYU, where she also served as Associate Director of the NYU Advanced Certificate Program in Law and Business (2000-1).
Prof. Gal's research focuses on competition law and policy. She is the author of  the book Competition Policy for Small Market Economies  (Harvard University Press, 2003) and the main author and co-editor of  The Law and Economics of Israeli Competition Law (Nevo, 2007). She also published scholarly articles on competition law issues and gave talks and presented papers in numerous conferences and colloquiums around the world.
Prof. Gal served as a consultant to several international organizations (including OECD, UNCTAD) on issues of competition law in small and developing economies and is a non-governmental advisor of the International Competition Network (ICN). She also advised several small economies on the framing of their competition laws. In addition, she is an advisory board member of the Consumer Antitrust Institute (Chicago), the American Antitrust Institute (AAI), and an executive board member of the Academic Society for Competition Law (ASCOLA), and serves as academic partner of the Asian Competition Law and Economics Center (ACLEC).
Dr. Gal has won grants and prizes for her research, including the Zeltner award for young researcher in 2004 and the GIF for young scientist, 2006. She has also won several teaching awards. She was chosen by Globes (a leading Israeli business newspaper) as one of the ten most promising young legal scholars in Israel.

Andrew Green

Andrew Green is an associate professor in the Faculty of Law and School of Public Policy, University of Toronto.  He obtained his LL.B. from the University of Toronto, working as a summer research assistant for Michael Trebilcock.  Prior to joining the Faculty in 2004, Prof. Green practiced environmental law in Toronto. From 2002 to 2004, Prof. Green was Senior Research Fellow for Ontario's Panel on the Role of Government, with Professor Michael Trebilcock and Dean Ronald Daniels. The panel identified the major challenges the province faces in areas such as education, health, environment, economic policy, and taxes. 

Professor Green's research and teaching interests focus on environmental law, international trade and administrative law including how international trade rules constrain countries' ability to implement domestic environmental policy, instrument choice in environmental law (including instruments for fostering renewable energy) and the role of law (including administrative law) in fostering individuals' environmental values.  He is also working on an empirical research project on the Supreme Court of Canada with Ben Alarie.

Robert Howse

Robert Howse is the Lloyd C. Nelson Professor of International Law at New York University School of Law. His main areas of research are Globalization Theory, International Trade, Investment, and Financial Law, Legal and Political Philosophy, Theory and History of International Law.

Edward Iacobucci

Edward M. Iacobucci, B.A. (Hons.) (Queen's) 1991; M.Phil. (Oxon.) 1993; LL.B. (Toronto) 1996, holds the Osler Chair in Business Law in the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. He joined the Faculty as Assistant Professor in 1998, and is now Professor of Law. He was a John M. Olin Visiting Fellow at Columbia University Law School in 2002.  Prior to joining the Faculty of Law, he was the John M. Olin Visiting Lecturer at the University of Virginia in 1997-98 and served as Law Clerk at the Supreme Court of Canada for Mr. Justice John Sopinka in 1996-97. Prof. Iacobucci is co-director of the Law and Economics program. His areas of interest include corporate law, competition law, and law and economics more generally.

Ninette Kelley

Ejan Mackaay

Ejan Mackaay was Professor of Law at the University of Montreal from 1972 until retirement at the end of 2008 and is emeritus professor since then. From 1999 till 2003 he directed the Public Law Research Centre, the largest legal research institution in Canada, and from 2005 till 2008, the Centre for the Law and Business and International Trade, both at the University of Montreal. From 1 January 2001 till 30 September 2001, he was the interim holder of the Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration. Since 1986 he is correspondent of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences. He has taught special contracts, intellectual property law, the law of new technologies, patent and trade marks, and law and economics, at the undergraduate as well as graduate level in law. Since 2000 he has been invited every year to lecture at the Comparative Law Institute of the University of Paris I and at the yearly International and Comparative Intellectual Property Law Programme in Oxford and Victoria, BC. In the Spring of 2007 he taught the economics of contract law as part of the Erasmus Master's Programme in Law and Economics at the University of Ghent (Belgium). During the autumn of 2009 he has been invited as scholar in residence at the University of Göttingen (Germany). Recent publication: Ejan Mackaay and Stéphane Rousseau, Analyse économique du droit, Paris, Dalloz and Montréal, Éditions Thémis, 2nd ed., of which English and Brazilian editions are being prepared.

Audrey Macklin

Professor Audrey Macklin teaches, researches and writes about immigration, citizenship and refugee law at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law. She publishes widely in legal and interdisciplinary books and journals. From 1994-96, she was a member of Canada's Immigration and Refugee Board.

Graham Mayeda

Graham Mayeda is an associate professor at the Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, of the University of Ottawa, Canada. His research focuses on the effects of international trade and investment agreements on developing countries. He also writes in the area of legal philosophy with two main areas concentration: 1.) theories of judgment and the application of Japanese and contemporary European phenomenology to understanding judgment, and 2.) cosmopolitan theories of global justice and their implications for the structure and application of international law. He is also interested in the impact of cultural, socio-economic, racial and gender differences in criminal law and the law of evidence, and he has written on transgender identity and the law.

Anthony Ogus

Anthony Ogus is Emeritus Professor at the School of Law of the University of Manchester (where he was Dean 1990-92); he is also part-time Erasmus Professor of the Fundamentals of Private Law at the University of Rotterdam. He has held visiting positions at the Universities of Antwerp, California (Berkeley), Maastricht, Paris II and Toronto, and the Bucerius Law School at Hamburg He has written books and articles on the law of damages, social security law, law and economics and regulation. He was joint founding editor of the International Review for Law and Economics. In 2002 was nominated Commander of the British Empire for his services to the Social Security Advisory Committee. He is a Fellow of the British Academy.

Mariana Mota Prado

Mariana Mota Prado, LLB (University of Sao Paulo) 2000, LLM (Yale) 2002, JSD (Yale) 2008, is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Toronto. In 2004, she worked for the Private Participation in Infrastructure Database Project at the World Bank, and in 2005 she was a fellow of the Olin Center for Law, Economics and Public Policy at Yale Law School. From 2000 to 2007, she was a researcher for the Law and Democracy Project, Brazilian Center of Analysis and Planning (CEBRAP) in Brazil. Her scholarship focuses on law and development, infrastructure regulation and administrative law.

George Priest

George Priest is a Professor of Law and Economics at Yale Law School. Before coming to Yale, he taught at the University of Chicago, SUNY/Buffalo, and UCLA. His subject areas are antitrust; capitalism or democracy; products liability; regulated industries; insurance and public policy; constitutional law; federalism; state and local government law; and civil procedure. Professor Priest has a B.A. from Yale and a J.D. from the University of Chicago.

Iain Ramsay

Iain Ramsay is Professor of Law at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK. He has taught in both England and Canada and holds law degrees from the University of Edinburgh and McGill University, Montreal.   From 1986-2007 he was a Professor of Law at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, Canada. He has published many books and articles in consumer law and policy including empirical studies of consumer bankruptcy and consumer redress mechanisms.  Recent books include Consumer Law and Policy: Text and Materials on Regulating Consumer Markets and the co-edited Consumer Credit, Debt and Bankruptcy: Comparative and International Perspectives.  From 2003-07 he was President of the International Association of Consumer Law.  He has acted as a consultant on consumer policy to UK  and Canadian governments and to the EU Commission.  He was a member of the Canadian Federal Task Force on Personal Insolvency 2000-2003 and is an elected member of the American Law Institute. He currently teaches consumer law, international and comparative consumer law and policy, commercial credit and law and development.

Arie Reich

Dean and Professor; Faculty of Law, Bar Ilan University, Israel. S.J.D. University of Toronto, 1994; LL.M. University of Toronto, 1990; LL.B. Cum Laude Bar Ilan University, 1986. Doctoral thesis: "Toward Free Trade in the Public Sector: A Comparative Study of International Agreements on Government Procurement". Member of the International Academy of Commercial and Consumer Law, Executive Committee; National Correspondent for Israel to UNCITRAL. Formerly, Director of graduate programs; Director of the Center for Commercial Law; Chairman of Israel's Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duty Tribunal. Teaches courses in Tort Law, International Trade Law; European Community Law; Dispute Settlement in International Business; Antitrust Law, Legal Research. Served as visiting professor in various law schools, such as UCLA, Georgetown University, University of Toronto, University of London, Haifa University and the Interdisciplinary Center for Business and Law Studies. Main areas of research: International Trade Law, European Community Law, Competition Law.

Kent Roach

Kent Roach is a Professor of Law at the University of Toronto where he holds the Prichard Wilson Chair in Law and Public Policy. He has co- authored work with Michael Trebilcock on traffic safety and private enforcement of competition law and wrote a research study for the Ontario Civil Justice Review.

Susan Rose-Ackerman

Susan Rose-Ackerman is the Henry R. Luce Professor of Jurisprudence (Law and Political Science) at Yale University and co-director of the Law School's Center for Law, Economics, and Public Policy. She has held fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Fulbright Commission and was a Visiting Research Fellow at the World Bank and a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford CA. She has written widely on corruption, administrative law, and law and economics. Her most recent books are Corruption and Government: Causes, Consequences and Reform, 1999 (translated into 15 languages); From Elections to Democracy: Building Accountable Government in Hungary and Poland (2005); Controlling Environmental Policy: The Limits of Public Law in Germany and the United States (1995). She holds a B. A. from Wellesley College and a Ph.D. in economics from Yale University.

Janis Sarra

Lorne Sossin

Professor Lorne Sossin is a Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto and former Associate Dean (2004-2007). His teaching interests span administrative law, public administration, professional regulation, civil litigation, ethics & professionalism and legal process. He was the recipient of the Mewett Teaching Award in 2003 and 2004. Professor Sossin holds doctorates in Law from Columbia University and in Political Science from the University of Toronto. Prior to joining U. of T. in 2002, he was a faculty member at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University 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. Professor Sossin is the author of over 50 articles and books including Boundaries of Judicial Review: The Law of Justiciability in Canada (Toronto: Carswell, 1999), Public Law (Toronto: Carswell, 2002) (with Michael J. Bryant), Access to Care, Access to Justice: The Legal Debate on Private Health Insurance in Canada (Colleen Flood, Kent Roach & Lorne Sossin, eds.) (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005); and Dilemmas of Solidarity: Rethinking Redistribution in the Canadian Federation (Sujit Choudhry, Jean-Francois Gaudreault-Desbien & Lorne Sossin eds.) (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006).  Professor Sossin is a frequent advisor to government and has been commissioned to write papers for the Gomery Inquiry, the Ipperwash Inquiry, the Panel on the Role of Government and the Expert Commission on Pensions, in addition to the Inquiry into Pediatric Forensic Pathology headed by Justice Stephen Goudge. He is a part-time member of the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board, and serves on the Boards of the Law Foundation of Ontario, Pro Bono Law Ontario, and the Ontario Justice Education Network. In 2008, he was appointed Investigator and Interim Integrity Commissioner for the City of Toronto. Professor Sossin is the Director of the Faculty of Law's new Centre for the Legal Profession.

Thomas Telfer

Thomas G.W. Telfer is a member of the Faculty of Law at The University of Western Ontario where he is the Cassels Brock LLP Faculty Fellow in Contract Law for 2009-2010. Prior to joining Western, he was a member of the Faculty of Law at University of Auckland. He has twice been a visitor to the University of Toronto and has held visiting positions at Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Auckland.

He has published a number of articles on insolvency law, secured transactions, consumer law and legal history.  He is the co-editor of International Perspectives on Consumers' Access to Justice (Cambridge University Press, 2003) (440 pages) and is a co-author of Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law: Cases, Texts and Materials, 2nd ed. (Emond Montgomery, 2009 (844 pp).

He serves on the editorial Boards of the Annual Review of Insolvency Law and the New Zealand Law Review. He is the Specialist Editor in Insolvency Law for the Canadian Business Law Journal (CBLJ) and is the Book Review Editor for the CBLJ.

He is currently working on a monograph that will examine the evolution of Canadian bankruptcy and insolvency law from an historical perspective.

Malcolm Thorburn

Malcolm Thorburn is an assistant professor at the faculty of law, Queen's University in Kingston, Canada. He holds degrees in law and philosophy from the University of Toronto, the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University. He clerked for Justice Lebel of the Supreme Court of Canada and last year he was a visiting fellow at the Australian National University. His writing focuses on issues in the philosophy of criminal law and punishment and has appeared in such journals as the Yale Law Journal, the Boston University Law Review and the Queen's Law Journal. He is an associate editor of the New Criminal Law Review.

George Triantis

George Triantis is the Eli Goldston Professor at Harvard Law School, having been previously the Seymour Logan Professor of Law at the University of Chicago and the Perre Bowen Professor of Law at the University of Virginia. He began his academic career as Assistant Professor of Law and of Management at the University of Toronto. Triantis writes and teaches in the areas of contracts, commercial law, bankruptcy and corporate finance.

Catherine Valcke

Catherine Valcke (LL.B. Civil Law, University of Sherbrooke; LL.B. Common Law, University of Toronto; LL.M. University of Chicago; S.J.D. Columbia) is Associate Professor at University of Toronto Faculty of Law, where she served as Associate Dean from 1997 to 2000.  Professor Valcke has lectured on contract law, comparative law, and comparative legal theory in North America, Europe, and North Africa, and published in those fields nationally and internationally, in such journals as Nomos, the American Journal of Comparative Law, the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, the Yale Journal of International Law, the European Review of Private Law, and the Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence.  An elected member of the International Academy of Comparative Law, Professor Valcke as acted on several occasions as National Reporter for Canada to the Congress of the Academy.  Her latest project seeks to bridge comparative law and legal theory.

Ralph Winter

Ralph Winter holds the Canada Research Chair in Business Economics and Public Policy in the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia.  He was previously Professor of Economics at the University of Toronto, where he taught in the Department of Economics, the Rotman School of Business and the Faculty of Law.  Professor Winter has published in the areas of industrial organization, the economics of insurance markets, regulation and competition policy.  He coauthored with Trebilcock, Coolins and Iacobucci The Law and Economics of Canadian Competition Policy (University of Toronto Press), which won the 2003 Doug Purvis Memorial Prize as the year's outstanding contribution to Canadian economic policy.  Professor Winter serves on the Boards of Directors of two Canadian companies: B.C. Transmission Corporation and Wurldtech Security Technologies Inc. He has consulted extensively for governments and corporations, especially in the area of competition policy, and has testified frequently for consumers in regulatory hearings.  Professor Winter is a past resident of both the Canadian Economics Association and the Canadian Law and Economics Association.


David Beatty

David Beatty is a Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto.

Brenda Cossman

Brenda Cossman joined the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto in 1999, and became a full professor in 2000. She holds degrees in law from Harvard and the University of Toronto,  and an undergraduate degree from Queen's. In 2002 and 2003, she was a Visiting  Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Prior to joining the University of  Toronto, she was Associate Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School of York  University.

Professor Cossman's teaching and scholarly interests include family law, law and sexuality, and freedom of expression.  Her most recent book on Sexual Citizens: The Legal and Cultural Regulation of Sex and Belonging was published by Stanford University Press in 2007.  Her publications include the co-authored Bad Attitudes on Trial: Pornography, Feminism and the Butler Decision (University of Toronto Press) and Censorship and the Arts (published by the Ontario Association of Art Galleries).

Ronald Daniels

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Donald Dewees

Donald Dewees is a Professor of Economics and a Professor of Law at the University of Toronto.  He holds an engineering degree from Swarthmore College, an LLB from Harvard and a PhD in Economics from Harvard.  He served as Director of Research for the Ontario Royal Commission on Asbestos, as Vice-Dean and Acting Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science of the University of Toronto and as Interim Chair of Economics.  During 1998 he served as the Vice-Chair of the Ontario Market Design Committee, which advised the government on the introduction of competition into the electricity market in Ontario.  He has taught courses on environmental economics, law and economics, industrial organization and environmental law.  His research and publications are in the fields of environmental economics, law and economics, and electricity restructuring.  He has advised governments on environmental policy and electricity policy.  His recent research has explored the use of economic instruments for managing environmental problems and issues in retail electricity pricing.

Owen Fiss

Owen Fiss is Sterling Professor of Law at Yale University.

The Hon. Frank Iacobucci

The Honourable Frank Iacobucci has had a varied career in private practice, academia, government and the judiciary.  He was born, raised and educated in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he received his B. Comm. and LL.B. from the University of British Columbia.  He went on to receive his LL.M. and Dip. Int'l L. from Cambridge.  He began his career in 1964 as a lawyer at a large New York firm, where he practiced corporate and securities law. In 1967, he joined the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, and was a Professor of Law there until 1985. He also served as Vice-President, Internal Affairs at the University of Toronto from 1975 to 1979 and Dean of the Faculty of Law from 1979 to 1983. From 1983 to 1985, he was Vice-President and Provost of the University. In 1985, Mr. Iacobucci was appointed Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General for Canada; in 1988, Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Canada; and in 1991, a Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.

The Honourable Frank Iacobucci retired from the Supreme Court of Canada in June 2004 and served as interim President of the University of Toronto from September 2004 until June 2005.  On July 1, 2005, he joined Torys LLP as Counsel and became Chairman of Torstar Corporation (to 2009).  He currently serves as Chairman of the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario, Conduct Review Advisor for the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and is a member of the Board of Directors of Tim Hortons Inc. and of the Advisory Board of General Motors of Canada.  He is also a member of the Ontario Law Commission.  He has served as federal representative in the negotiations leading to a settlement of the Indian residential schools (IRS) legacy.  In December 2006, he was appointed Commissioner to lead an inquiry into the conduct of Canadian officials regarding certain individuals.  In April of 2008 as a special advisor to the Minister of Natural Resources for Ontario, he provided advice for a framework toward a long-term agreement between Grassy Narrows First Nation and the Province of Ontario dealing with forestry and related issues.

He has authored or co-authored numerous books, articles and commentaries on a variety of legal subjects and is the recipient of numerous awards and honours in Canada and abroad, including honorary degrees in Canada and Italy, and his election as an Honorary Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge.  He was appointed a Companion in the Order of Canada in July, 2007.

Anthony Ogus

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Matthew Palmer

Dr Matthew Palmer is currently Deputy Solicitor-General of New Zealand. He holds degrees in law and economics from the University of Canterbury and Victoria University of Wellington and a Masters and doctorate in law from Yale Law School. From 2001 to 2006 he held the position of Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean of Law at Victoria University of Wellington. His most recent book, the Treaty of Waitangi in New Zealand's Law and Constitution, was awarded the NZ Legal Research Foundation's prize for the best book published by a New Zealand-based author in 2008.

J. Robert S. Prichard

J. Robert S. Prichard is President and CEO of Metrolinx. Metrolinx is the regional transportation authority for the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.

He is also past President and Chief Executive Officer of Torstar Corporation and President Emeritus of the University of Toronto where he previously served as dean of law and as a professor specializing in law and economics. Mr. Prichard is a director of Bank of Montreal, Onex Corporation and George Weston Ltd. He also serves as Vice-Chair of Canada's Science, Technology and Innovation Council, Chairman of the Visiting Committee of Harvard Law School, trustee of the Hospital for Sick Children, and a director of the Toronto Community Foundation.

Mr. Prichard studied honours economics at Swarthmore College, received his MBA from the University of Chicago and earned law degrees at the University of Toronto and Yale University. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada, a Member of the Order of Ontario and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

George Priest

(See above)