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Connecting with researchers, graduate students and practitioners in Canada and around the world is a priority for Osgoode. It further develops our vibrant academic community by infusing new ideas and perspectives. We have developed some innovative programs that invite visitors to the Law School and join them to our community.


James Allan

James Allan

James Allan is the Garrick Professor of Law at the University of Queensland.  He is a native born Canadian who practised law at a large firm in Toronto and then at the Bar in London before moving to teach law in Hong Kong, New Zealand and then Australia.  He has had sabbaticals at the Cornell Law School in the US and at the Dalhousie Law School in Canada where he was the Bertha Wilson Visiting Professor in Human Rights for 2004.

Allan has published widely in the areas of constitutional law, legal philosophy and bill of rights scepticism.  His latest book is THE VANTAGE OF LAW (Ashgate, UK, 2011).  He also writes regularly for weeklies and monthlies including being a regular contributor to The Australian, The Spectator Australia, and Quadrant.  He was elected to the Mont Pelerin Society in 2011.

Fay Faraday

 Fay Faraday

Fay Faraday is a lawyer with an independent social justice practice in Toronto.  She represents unions, community organizations and coalitions in constitutional and appellate litigation, human rights, administrative/public law, labour, and pay equity.  She also works collaboratively with community groups and coalitions to provide strateigc and policy advice on constitutional and human rights issues.

In her work as a lawyer, she has addressed a wide range of issues relating to equality and fundamental freedoms under the Charter, gender and work, rights of migrant workers, rights of persons with disabilities, race discrimination, employment equity, poverty, income security, socioeconomic rights, and international human rights norms.  She has represented clients in constitutional litigation at all levels of court, including numerous cases at the Supreme Court of Canada.

Fay Faraday graduated as the gold medalist from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1993.  She is a frequent guest lecturer at law schools and speaker at human rights, labour and civil society conferences, and publishes extensively on labour, human rights and constitutional law.  She is the co-author and co-editor of a book on equality rights under the Charter: Making Equality Rights Real: Securing Substantive Equality Under the Charter (Irwin Law, 2006), the co-author of a book on equality rights under Ontario’s Human Rights Code: Enforcing Human Rights in Ontario (Canada Law Book, 2009), and co-author and co-editor of a book on labour rights under the Charter: Constitutional Labour Rights in Canada: Farm Works and the Fraser Case (Irwin Law, 2012).

Fay Faraday also holds an Innovative Fellowship with the Metcalf Foundation and is engaged in legal and community-based research on the rights of migrant workers.  Her report, Made in Canada: How the Law Constructs Migrant Workers’ Insecurity was published by the Metcalf Foundation in 2012.

Ronalda Murphy


Professor Ronalda Murphy is an Associate Professor at Dalhousie University, Schulich School of Law where she teaches evidence law, constitutional law, and comparative constitutional law.  She also works on a part-time basis for the Attorney General for Ontario as special counsel reporting to the Assistant Deputy Attorney General on civil law files.  She is the Lewtas Professor at Osgoode Winter term 2014.  She is a frequest speaker at the National Judicial Institute on evidence law topics, and sits on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice.  Her recent research and scholarship is on a variety of evidence and consitutional law issues.