Jackman Law Building

The Equity Workshop: Friday September 30, 2022 and Saturday October 1, 2022 

Faculty of Law, 78 Queen’s Park, FL219 (John Willis Classroom)

The Group Ownership Workshop is a small annual workshop that is intended to support the development of rigorous, original scholarship on the law of equity, including its substantive, procedural and institutional dimensions. We welcome work that is historical, doctrinal, economic, or philosophical in nature. Papers presented at the workshop may address equity from a general systemic perspective, or focus on the nature and operation of particular equitable principles, doctrines or maxims.

This is a joint workshop with the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto and Notre Dame.

If you have any questions, please contact Larissa Katz (larissa.katz@utoronto.ca).

PLEASE NOTE: The Group Ownership Workshop 2022 is for invited guests only.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Workshop Information and Resources

Presenters and Participants

Samuel Beswick

University of British Columbia

Samuel  Bray

University of Notre Dame

Alan Brudner

University of Toronto

Owen Gallogly

Harvard Law School

Kellen Funk

Columbia Law School

Jessica Hudson

UNSW Sydney

Larissa Katz

University of Toronto

Riley Keenan

Cornell Law School

Trish McMahon

Osgoode Hall Law School

Paul B. Miller

University of Notre Dame

Jennifer Nadler

Osgoode Hall Law School

James Pfander

Northwestern University

Irit Samet

King’s College London

Matthew Shapiro

Rutgers Law

Rob Stevens

University of Oxford

Rebecca Stone

University of California

Stephen Waddams

University of Toronto


Workshop Schedule

Thursday September 29, 2022:

7:00pmPre-Workshop Dinner; Parquet Restaurant, 97 Harbord St.


Friday September 30, 2022

8:45am - 9:30am: Breakfast

9:30am - 11:00am: Paper 1: Riley Keenan: Living Equity (Comment: Sam Bray)

11:00am - 11:15am: Break

11:15am - 12:45pm: Paper 2: Irit Samet: The Conscience of Trust (Comment: Alan Brudner)

12:45pm - 2:00pm: Lunch

2:00pm - 3:30pm: Paper 3: Rebecca Stone: Putting Freedom of Contract in its Place (Comment: Matthew Shapiro)

3:30pm - 3:45pm: Break

3:45pm - 5:15pm: Round table discussion: Emerging Questions in Equity

5:15pm - 6:00pm: Pre-Dinner Break

6:00pm: Conference Dinner, Sassafraz Restaurant, 100 Cumberland Street


Saturday October 1, 2022

8:30am - 9:00am: Breakfast

9:00am - 10:30am: Paper 1: Jessica Hudson: An Express Trustee’s Authority (Comment: Kellen Funk)

10:30am - 10:45am: Break

10:45am - 12:15pm: Paper 2: Rob Stevens: Causation in Equity (Comment: Sam Beswick)