The 2017 Dean for a Day contest is underway! It’s open to all Osgoode students. Submissions are due by March 3. The winner will rule Osgoode on March 10.

2017 Dean for a Day Newsroom
This year’s Dean for a Day contest, which runs from Feb. 6 to March 3, coincides with the official publication in late February of the Law School’s 2017-2020 Strategic Plan called Access Osgoode.
The Access Osgoode Plan commits the Law School to advancing five specific themes and goals: Accessibility; Community Engagement; Experiential Education; Reconciliation; and Research Intensification.
With that in mind, contest participants are asked to answer this question: Which ONE of the five goals mentioned above should be Osgoode’s top priority over the next three years and why?
There are multiple ways to participate in the contest:
– Tweeting your response using hashtag #ozd4d;
– Commenting on the Dean for a Day post on the Osgoode Facebook page;
– Sharing a photo or video on Instagram using hashtag #ozd4d;
– Sending an e-mail note (max. 100 words) to;
– Delivering a hard copy note (max. 100 words) to Virginia Corner in Room 1016;
– Creating a YouTube video and sending the link to

The contest is open to all Osgoode students. Submissions must be received no later than noon on Friday, March 3. Submissions will be reviewed by the contest judges -Professor Benjamin Berger, Associate Dean (Students), and Mya Rimon, Assistant Dean (Students) — who will be looking for a clearly articulated rationale for advancing one particular priority over the next three years.

The winner will be announced on Monday , March 6, and will trade places with Dean Lorne Sossin as Dean for a Day on Friday, March 10. Sossin, in turn, will attend that student’s classes and do the various things that Osgoode students do!

The person with the winning Dean for a Day submission will be able to:
– Make themselves comfortable in the Dean’s Office;
– Chair meetings of the Law School’s senior administration;
– Enjoy an exclusive catered lunch with three friends in the Dean’s private boardroom;
– Star in a Dean for a Day video that will be posted to Osgoode’s YouTube channel;
– Direct a $500 grant to one of several Law School initiatives, including the Law School’s emergency bursary program, Access to Law & Learning (ALL) free LSAT course, or a student club/organization of choice.
– Go to the movies using a Cineplex Great Escape Movie Package pass.