Jonathan Odumeru (he/him) is the course director and instructor for the upper-year Lawyer as Negotiator (LAN) course, after being a member of the LAN Teaching Team since 2019.
Mr. Odumeru is Senior Litigation Counsel at the TD Bank Group, where he co-leads TD’s Canadian Investigations practice, and manages significant litigation matters. He is also a member of TD’s Human Rights Practice Team, and co-leads the TD Legal pro-bono initiative. Prior to joining TD, Mr. Odumeru was a litigation associate at McCarthy Tetrault LLP, and completed his articles at a small firm. Mr. Odumeru is called to the Bar of Ontario and has appeared before all levels of court in Ontario, as well as the Supreme Court of Canada.
Mr. Odumeru is an advocate and mentor in the 2SLGBT+ and Black legal communities, regularly speaking on panels, and has led several inclusion and diversity initiatives.
Mr. Odumeru received his BSc from the University of Guelph in 2007, and completed his JD at Osgoode in 2010. In 2011, Mr. Odumeru received an LLM with Distinction in International and Comparative Commercial Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London). He went on to receive a postgraduate diploma in International Development in 2021, and a Masters in Public Policy with Distinction from the London School of Economics in 2022, where he focused on Climate, Human Rights, and Development policy issues.