Research: Insights that Shape the Law

Drawing on a legacy of rigorous scholarship and legal thinking, our faculty are committed to putting research into action, sharing insights with the legal profession, policymakers and legislators, as well as civil society and the broader community. Osgoode researchers’ original findings and creative thinking advance the conversation on vital social issues and help to shape how law is crafted, practised and adjudicated – in Canada and internationally. We measure the value of our research not only by scholarly citations, but also by social impact.


Professor Janet Mosher recommends against Criminal Code provision on coercive control in Justice Canada submission

Creating a Criminal Code offence that specifically sanctions coercive control in cases of intimate partner violence would do little to protect women and children and may do more harm than good, says Professor Janet Mosher in a recent submission to the federal Department of Justice. Mosher and her co-authors, Osgoode PhD student Shushanna Harris, University […]

Diverse Interests

Research at Osgoode covers a wide range of subjects, from the evolving focus of Indigenous law to emerging issues in transnational human rights to the changing foundations of legal theory. Our faculty and student researchers are committed to meaningful inquiry, investigating questions that reflect their own diverse perspectives and enrich the School’s vibrant, inclusive academic environment.

For recent insights and perspectives on the law from our faculty members, visit the Osgoode Research Showcase

Explore our multidisciplinary research centres and institutes

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Researchers can submit their work to a range of scholarly journals associated with Osgoode and our faculty. The School also publishes a series of papers via the SSRN (formerly the Social Science Research Network).

Review research by topic in the Digital Commons

Explore Osgoode-related journals

Visiting Scholars

Osgoode welcomes visitors from around the world, providing them with opportunities to develop their research and work alongside some of Canada’s most distinguished legal scholars – while enlivening our academic community with their fresh ideas and varied cultural perspectives.

Learn more about our Visitors program

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Research Events

Osgoode regularly hosts workshops, colloquia and other forums where faculty members, students and legal practitioners come together to discuss current research and emerging areas of scholarship.

See what events are coming up

For more information on research at Osgoode and the support services available to faculty, students and visitors, please contact the Research Office.