Osgoode Catalyst Fellowship

The Osgoode Catalyst Fellowships are designed to bring to Osgoode emerging scholars who have a demonstrated interest in a career in law teaching, and to support and mentor scholars who will enhance the diversity of the profession.

Fellows are given the opportunity to present a faculty seminar with the aim of preparing a major article for publication, to pursue an active affiliation with one of Osgoode’s research centres, and to teach a course at the Law School.

2013/14

Amar Bhatia
Amar Bhatia, an S.J.D. candidate in the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto, will be the Osgoode Catalyst Fellow for the 2013-14 academic year, Osgoode Dean Lorne Sossin has announced.

The Osgoode Catalyst Fellowships are designed to bring to Osgoode emerging scholars who have a demonstrated interest in a career in law teaching, and to support and mentor scholars who will enhance the diversity of the profession.

Fellows will be given the opportunity to present a faculty seminar with the aim of preparing a major article for publication, to pursue an active affiliation with one of Osgoode’s research centres, and to teach a course at the Law School.

Amar, who received a SSHRC CGS Doctoral Scholarship during his S.J.D., is currently completing his dissertation comparing status and authority of migrant workers and Indigenous peoples under Canadian immigration law, Indigenous legal traditions, and Canadian Aboriginal law.  He received his LL.B. from Osgoode Hall, where he also worked at the Innocence Project and Parkdale Community Legal Services (immigration and refugee division).  Amar articled and worked in union-side labour and employment law in Toronto before returning to graduate school, where he received the Howland Prize for outstanding performance in the U of T’s LL.M. program.  His article entitled “The South of the North: Building on Critical Approaches to International Law with Lessons from the Fourth World” (2012) appeared in a special symposium issue of the Oregon Review of International Law on Third World Approaches to International Law.  Another recent publication entitled “’In a Settled Country, Everyone Must Eat': Four Questions About Transnational Private Regulation, Migration, and Migrant Work” appeared in the German Law Journal.

Amar looks forward to returning to Osgoode Hall in the fall to teach, research, and write with the support of the Catalyst Fellowship.