Faisal Kutty

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LLB (Ottawa), LLM (Osgoode), PhD Candidate (Osgoode)

Mr. Kutty is currently an Associate Professor of Law and Director  of the International LL.M. Program at Valparaiso University Law School in Indiana. Prior to full-time academia he garnered experience in a broad range of practice areas, including human rights, national security law, business, community advocacy and Islamic law. He has acted for a number of the leading Islamic finance companies in Canada and has served as consultant on Islamic law and practice for a broad range of clients, including an award-winning sitcom on national television. Mr. Kutty has also acted as legal counsel to a number of civil and human rights groups who among other things intervened in the Arar Inquiry, the Iacobucci Inquiry, the Air India Inquiry as well as the IRPA security certificate cases at the Supreme Court. In 2006, he filed submissions challenging the legality and constitutionality of Canada’s “no-fly” list, known as Passenger Protect, on behalf of more than two-dozen civil and human rights groups. He has published extensively on a broad range of subjects both in academic and non-academic venues. Mr. Kutty has previously taught Legal Research and Writing at Osgoode; Corporate Law in the Bar Admissions Program; and Skills and Professional Responsibility at the Law Society of Upper Canada. He has also guest lectured on Islamic law and multiculturalism at Osgoode and on national security law at the University of Windsor Law School as well as the University of Toronto.