Professors Poonam Puri and Obiora Okafor receive 2016-17 Harry Arthurs Collaborative Research Grants

Poonam Puri & Obiora Okafor

The Harry Arthurs Fund (named after Professor Emeritus Harry Arthurs) is intended to encourage and enhance the intellectual life at Osgoode by promoting collaborative scholarly endeavours.  The recipients of the 2016-17 Harry Arthurs Collaborative Research Grants are:

Professor Poonam Puri

“The award will fund “Of Efficiency, Certainty, Protection & Fairness: A Reading Group on Future Directions in Business in Law in Canada.” The project will involve several group meetings on selected topics in business law.  The group will include, but not be limited to, colleagues in the business law area. The project will involve discussing our own research, discussing the research of invited scholars, and/or discussing a selected reading for the session. A small number of graduate students and/or JD students may be invited. The reading group will allow us to cross-fertilize, think laterally under the broad banner of business law, and hopefully inspire new ideas and further collaborative research.”

Professor Obiora Okafor

“The award will fund a Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL) seminar/discussion group series, and facilitate close academic engagement between the collaborating Osgoodeafaculty and non-Osgoode scholars. The substantive focus of the series is on the latest currents in and applications of Third World Approaches to International Law theory and praxis. The series brings to Osgoode and York about three to five emerging or established scholars who work within, or engage in some way, the TWAIL movement in international law scholarship, and who will catalyze the anticipated discussion sessions/seminars.”