Petra Molnar is the Associate Director of York University’s Refugee Law Lab at Osgoode Hall Law School and the Centre for Refugee Studies, where the runs the Migration and Technology Monitor Project. She is a Faculty Associate at the Berkman Klein Centre for Internet & Society at Harvard University and her first book, The Walls Have Eyes: Surviving Migration in the Age of Artificial Intelligence is coming out in the spring of 2024 with the New Press. Petra Molnar is a lawyer and anthropologist trying to understand how new technologies are changing the way people cross borders.
Rhonda Ferguson is a socio-legal scholar who has focused her research on economic, social, and cultural rights. She has a PhD in international human rights law from the Irish Centre for Human Rights at Ollscoil na Gaillimhe (the National University of Ireland Galway), where her doctoral work explored the relationship between right to food obligations and international trade rules. As a postdoctoral fellow with Food Secure Canada and the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research, she has worked on projects and published research related to national and rural food security, migration in transit countries, and Canada’s arms trade. She is currently living in Unama’ki, Land of the Fog (Cape Breton), researching at the intersection of small-scale agriculture for food and fibre, rural livelihoods, and material culture.
Emanuel Tucsa is a scholar of the legal profession. His work focuses on legal ethics in Canada and the United States. He earned his PhD and LLM in legal ethics from Osgoode Hall Law School, writing about the role of lawyers in knowledge production and applying his model to the problem of client perjury. Emanuel has published in the field of jurisprudence. Emanuel’s research and teaching emphasize professional formation and skills development. He is a member of the Canadian Association for Legal Ethics and has given numerous presentations about legal ethics and legal education at Canadian and international conferences. In addition to his research and teaching on the legal profession, Emanuel also teaches Foundations of Canadian Law, as well as Public & Constitutional Law at Osgoode Professional Development. Emanuel has taught contract law, legal research, and the sociology of law in undergraduate and college programs in the legal field at York University, Wilfrid Laurier University, and Seneca College. In 2022, Emanuel won a teaching excellence award for his work in the Professional LLM at Osgoode Professional Development.
James W. Campbell (BA, LLM) is currently a Presiding Member of the Landlord and Tenant Board of Ontario. He was previously a Member of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, 2016 – 2023, and a Coordinating Member from 2019 – 2022. He first practised law as a solicitor with the international law firm Baker and McKenzie in Hong Kong, and was later called to the Bar and practised law as a barrister focusing on commercial law and criminal law.
While he was a barrister, he gave lectures on a wide range of areas of the law, including the law of evidence, bankruptcy law, land titles law, estates law, and commercial law to top tier law firms. He also taught civil procedure law at the University of Hong Kong and e-commerce law at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He was appointed as Chair of the Appeal Tribunal (Buildings) in 2010 by the Hong Kong Government.
He holds a BA from the University of Toronto, where he studied history and philosophy, and an LLM from the University of Hong Kong. He is admitted to practice law in Ontario, Hong Kong (2000 – 2012), and England and Wales. James is a native English speaker, and is proficient in speaking, reading and writing Mandarin Chinese. He loves classical music, and is proficient in piano playing and composition.
Adriel Weaver is a public law litigator at Goldblatt Partners, where her clients include criminal accused, prisoners, immigration detainees, constitutional and human rights claimants, and community and public interest organizations. She also has a growing labour law practice, representing unions and professional associations in the education and health care sectors. Since 2016, Adriel has been an adjunct professor at the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies where she has taught courses ranging from Indigenous Law to National Security and Criminal Justice. She serves as Chair of the Board of PASAN, and as a member of the Board and Chair of the Law Program Committee of LEAF.
Dr. Sileshi Bedasie Hirko is a former Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Advanced Scholar and a Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Ottawa. Since 2015, he has been a research fellow affiliated with Open African Innovation Research Network (Open AIR) at University of Ottawa. Dr. Sileshi is a former Assistant Professor at Haramaya University in Ethiopia.
From within the broad domains of international economic and business laws, Dr. Sileshi’s major areas of research interests focus on legal fields concerned with intellectual property, regulation of competition, international trade, international business, digital technologies and sustainable human development. Encompassing diverse areas of intellectual property, family laws, digital technologies, higher education and sustainable human development, his scholarly works have featured in several reputable national and international ournals. Published with Routledge and Palgrave/Springer respectively, Dr. Sileshi’s recent books titled “Rethinking Copyright for Sustainable Human Development” and “Copyright and Tertiary Education Regimes in Ethiopia” explore a wide range of issues central to copyright, higher education and human development from both international and national perspectives.
Inbar Peled is an academic and human rights lawyer currently completing her PhD project on discriminatory policing at Osgoode Hall Law School, where she has been a Vanier scholar. Ms. Peled previously served as the founding director of the Multiculturalism and Diversity Clinic at the Hebrew University, an advocacy body working to combat racialized policing and discrimination more broadly. She writes and teaches about identity, discrimination, criminal law, and professional ethics from a comparative perspective.
Kevin Fine has been the Director of the Derivatives Branch at the Ontario Securities Commission since 2011. As part of his duties at the OSC he also participates in a variety of national and international committees currently working on introduction and oversight of regulation of over the counter derivatives markets. He is the long-time co-chair of the CSA Derivatives Committee. Kevin is also the current chair of the IOSCO Standing Committee on Derivatives, past chair of the international Over the Counter Derivatives Regulators Forum (the “ODRF”), one of the past co-chairs of the IOSCO Task Force on OTC Derivatives and has led several international workstreams relating to OTC derivatives regulation.
Mr. Fine was previously Associate General Counsel and Managing Director, Retail Investor Solutions Group and Securitization, for Bank of Montreal Financial Group of Companies (“BMOFG”) and had almost 20 years experience working in OTC derivatives matters for BMOFG.
Amanda’s general litigation practice focuses on complex corporate and commercial disputes, with a particular emphasis on civil fraud, employment litigation and securities litigation disputes and investigations. Amanda has experience managing all aspects of investigative and enforcement actions, matters pertaining to securities regulatory and enforcement matters, internal investigations (including multi-jurisdictional investigations involving allegations of fraud and corruption), shareholder disputes and claims relating to post-employment obligations. Additionally, Amanda also has extensive experience in obtaining and defending Norwich orders, Mareva injunctions, Anton Pillar orders, orders in regard to fraudulent conveyances, restitution orders and disclosure orders and in the enforcement of civil judgments.
Amanda has motion, application, trial and appeal experience before all courts in Ontario. In addition, she regularly appears before a number of administrative and regulatory boards and tribunals, including the Ontario Labour Relations Board and the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal.
Amanda currently sits on the executive of the Canadian chapter of the Women’s White Collar Defense Association.
While attending the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law, Amanda competed in the Arnup Cup Trial Advocacy Competition as a member of the winning team. Amanda also competed in the Pace International Criminal Law Moot Competition in New York, where she was recognized as the top oralist in her round of the competition; and in the Sopinka Cup advocacy competition.
Charles is a Partner with Glaholt Bowles LLP and specializes in international and domestic arbitration. His work focuses on large scale construction and infrastructure projects including refineries, pipelines, power generation, rail, mining and tunneling.