The Passing of Professor Emeritus Reuben Hasson

The Osgoode Hall Law School community is deeply saddened by the passing of Professor Emeritus Reuben Hasson on Tuesday, March 15, 2016.

Professor Hasson [BA (Cape Town), LLB (London), LLM (Yale)], was born in Zimbabwe and educated in South Africa, England and the United States. After teaching stints at the University of London and Queen Mary College, London, he joined the faculty at Osgoode Hall Law School in 1975 where he remained until his retirement in 2001.

Professor Hasson was dedicated to the advancement of social justice as a teacher, scholar and citizen. He was a much loved instructor whose teaching in the areas of commercial and consumer law insurance and personal income security was infused with his passionate concern for poor and vulnerable members of society.

In his scholarship, he brought to light injustice tolerated and perpetuated by the legal system. He was actively involved with community groups advocating for justice on behalf of poor and oppressed groups in Canada and internationally.

The funeral was held March 17 at Benjamin’s Park Memorial Chapel.

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