James Stribopoulos

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BA (York), LLB (Osgoode), LLM (Columbia), JSD (Columbia)

Justice Stribopoulos was appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice in October 2013. At the time of his appointment, he was the Associate Dean and an Associate Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School where he taught Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence and Evidence and Proof: Theory and Practice in Osgoode’s JD Program, while also serving as Co-Director of the Part-Time LL.M Program Specializing in Criminal Law.

Justice Stribopoulos has extensive and varied teaching experience. Beyond Osgoode, he has taught at the Melbourne Law School, the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta and Columbia Law School. While in practice, he was also a full-time instructor at the Ontario Bar Admission Course. In 2008, Justice Stribopoulos was awarded the Osgoode Hall Law School Teaching Award. He was also the recipient of the Law School’s Legal and Literary Society’s 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award.
In November 2013, following his appointment to the bench, in recognition of his contributions to the law as both a scholar and a lawyer, as well as his longstanding connections to the faculty, Justice Stribopoulos was appointed an Honourary Professor at the University of Alberta, Faculty of Law.

As a criminal law academic, Justice Stribopoulos researched and published on topics related to criminal law, criminal procedure, evidence, comparative criminal procedure, the legal profession and the legal process. He published extensively in these areas, including a textbook (see Criminal Procedure in Canada, with Steven Penney and Enzo Rondinelli (Markham: LexisNexis, 2011)), casebooks (see Evidence: A Canadian Casebook, 3rd ed., with Hamish Stewart, Ronalda Murphy, Marilyn Pilkington, Steven Penney (Toronto: Emond Montgomery, 2011) and Criminal Law and Procedure: Cases and Materials, 10th ed., with Kent Roach, Benjamin Berger and Patrick Healy (Toronto: Emond Montgomery, 2010)), and by co-editing collections of essays (see New Canadian Perspectives in the Philosophy of Domestic, Transnational, and International Criminal Law, with François Tanguay-Renaud (Oxford: Hart, 2012); Unsettled Legacy: Thirty Years of Criminal Justice under the Charter, with Benjamin Berger (Markham: LexisNexis, 2012): and The Charter and Criminal Justice: Twenty-Five Years Later, with Jamie Cameron (Markham: LexisNexis, 2008)).

Before becoming a full-time academic Justice Stribopoulos had extensive practical experience as a criminal trial and appellate lawyer, having argued cases regularly before the Court of Appeal for Ontario and the Supreme Court of Canada.

While a member of Osgoode’s full-time faculty, in association with Kapoor Barristers, Justice Stribopoulos maintained a small appellate court practice with a focus on Charter litigation.