Dear Faculty, Staff and Students:
I am extremely pleased to announce the following faculty appointments (pending approval): Andrée Boisselle, Philip Girard, Hengameh Saberi and Cynthia Williams.
The Faculty Appointments Committee has approved that an offer of appointment to the Osgoode full-time faculty be made to Andrée Boisselle. Andrée Boisselle is currently a Trudeau Scholar at the University of Victoria where she is completing her doctoral dissertation on Stó:lõ constitutionalism and the Coast Salish legal tradition. Before pursuing graduate studies, she practiced litigation in Québec with McCarthy Tétrault and served as legal counsel to the Supreme Court of Canada. Her research interests are in the areas of Indigenous Law, Coastal Salish Law and Comparative Law. She has been a guest lecturer in Legal Process at the University of Victoria.
The Faculty Appointments Committee has approved that an offer of appointment to the Osgoode full-time faculty be made to Professor Philip Girard. Professor Girard first taught at the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law before moving to Dalhousie in 1984 (now the Schulich School of Law). He has served as Acting Dean of the Faculty (1991-1993), as Associate Dean Graduate Studies & Research (Law) (2002-2006), and as President of the Canadian Association of Law Teachers (2003-04). Prior to teaching law, Professor Girard served as a law clerk to Mr. Justice W.Z. Estey of the Supreme Court of Canada. He has also been twice appointed the James Lewtas Visiting Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School (1993-1994; 2011-2012). His teaching and research subjects include: Property in its Historical Context; Equity and Trusts; Canadian Legal History; and Pension Law. He is the recipient of many teaching and research awards and distinctions.
The Faculty Appointments Committee has approved that an offer of appointment to the Osgoode full-time faculty be made to Hengameh Saberi. Professor Saberi has worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Law and is currently a post-doctoral fellow jointly at Harvard Law School’s Institute for Global Law and Policy and the Harvard Law School Project on Disability. She is also the Director of the Middle East & Near East Program at Harvard University. Her research and teaching is centered on International Law, Comparative Law, Disability Law, and Islamic Jurisprudence. Professor Saberi has also taught at the University of Tennessee College of Law and Brown University.
The Faculty Appointments Committee has approved that an offer of appointment to the Osgoode full-time faculty be made to Cynthia Williams. Professor Williams is currently a Professor of Law at the University of Illinois, where she writes in the areas of Securities Law, Corporate Law, Corporate Responsibility, Comparative Corporate Governance and Regulatory Theory, most often in interdisciplinary collaborations. She has been a Visiting Professor in the Georgetown-Sloan Project on Business Institutions at Georgetown University Law Center, a visiting research fellow at the University of Cambridge Centre for Business Research, and most recently a visiting fellow at the Free University of Amsterdam Law School. She was also the inaugural Osler Chair in Business Law, Osgoode Hall Law School (2007-2009).The third edition of her casebook Business Organizations: Cases, Problems and Case Studies, co-authored with Professor Gordon Smith, will be published later this year by Wolters Kluwer.
While these appointments are still pending approval by the central University administration, I am thrilled that Andrée Boisselle, Philip Girard, Hengameh Saberi and Cynthia Williams will be joining us shortly. I know you will join me in welcoming all four of these superbly qualified colleagues to their new positions on our Osgoode team.