Osgoode Hall Law School is delighted to announce the appointment of Fay Faraday, Adam Parachin, Adrian A. Smith and Emily Kidd White to the full-time faculty, effective July 1, 2018. All four are extremely well-qualified to take up their new positions, as these brief biographies illustrate:
Fay Faraday, BA (Hons) (Toronto), MA (Toronto), JD ’93 Gold Medalist (Osgoode), has been a Visiting Professor at Osgoode since 2012. A labour, human rights and constitutional lawyer in Toronto since 1996, and the co-chair of the Ontario Equal Pay Coalition, she has addressed a wide range of issues relating to equality and fundamental freedoms under the Charter, gender and work, rights of migrant workers, rights of persons with disabilities, race discrimination, employment equity, poverty, income security, socioeconomic rights, and international human rights norms. She has represented clients in constitutional litigation at all levels of court, including numerous cases at the Supreme Court of Canada. The co-author and co-editor of two books on equality rights and one on labour rights, she holds an Innovation Fellowship with the Metcalf Foundation, which published her three major reports on migrant worker rights in Canada in 2012, 2014 and 2016.
Adam Parachin, BA with High Distinction (Toronto), LLB ‘00 (Osgoode), LLM (Toronto), joins Osgoode from Western University Faculty of Law where he worked for the past 14 years. An outstanding teacher, he has received Western’s Professor of the Year Award three times. Prior to Western, he was an associate in the estates, trusts and charities department of Fasken Martineau LLP. His areas of expertise are charity and not-for-profit law, property law, trusts and estates, and income tax. He was awarded the Douglas J. Sherbaniuk Distinguished Writing Award in 2010 from the Canadian Tax Foundation and has also received an SSHRC Insight Grant. He is a Board member of the Pemsel Case Foundation – a charitable foundation established to study and recommend reform to the law of charity – and a member of the Canada Revenue Agency Charities Directorate Technical Issues Working Group.
Adrian A. Smith, BA (Hons) (Western), LLB ’01 (Osgoode), LLM ’05 (Osgoode), DCL (Doctorate) (McGill, Law), will begin his career at Osgoode as Academic Director of Parkdale Community Legal Services, and will teach labour law. Since July 2011, he has been with Carleton’s Department of Law and Legal Studies and was cross-appointed to the Institute of Political Economy and the Institute of African Studies. His areas of interest relate to law, political economy and development. He researches the regulation of labour in colonial and settler colonial contexts, including temporary labour migration in Canada, as well as anti-racism. He also has interests in popular legal education in social movements. He is co-editor of Unfree Labour? Struggles of Migrant and Immigrant Workers in Canada (PM Press). Professor Smith is also a youth basketball coach.
Emily Kidd White, BAH (Queen’s), JD (Queen’s), LLM (Jerome Lipper Prize for Distinction) (NYU), JSD (NYU), is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Osgoode’s Jack and Mae Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security. She completed her doctoral studies at New York University School of Law as a Trudeau Foundation Scholar, and in 2016 was an IIAS Human Dignity Fellow. Professor White has previously served as the Assistant Editor of the European Journal of International Law, and held Research Fellowship and Teaching Assistant positions at the Jean Monnet Center for Regional and International Economic Law and Justice, and the Institute for International Law and Justice. Professor White writes on emotions in legal reasoning, and will be teaching Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, and Public International Law.