Osgoode Hall Law School
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Coat of arms of Osgoode Hall Law School
|Motto||Per Jus Ad Justitiam|
Motto in English
|Through law to justice|
|Type||Faculty (law school)|
|Location||Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Osgoode Hall Law School, formally the Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, is the faculty of law of York University in Toronto. Despite its name, the school is located on the Keele Campus of York University and not at Osgoode Hall in downtown Toronto (having relocated in 1969). Named after the first Chief Justice of Ontario, William Osgoode, the law school was originally established by The Law Society of Upper Canada in 1889.
The law school is home to the Law Commission of Ontario and the Osgoode Hall Law Journal. Osgoode also hosts Professional Development Programs (OPD) which are located in downtown Toronto at 1 Dundas St. near the original Osgoode Hall building. A variety of LL.M. and academic Ph.D. degrees in law are available. The current dean of the law school is Lorne Sossin.
Rankings and reputation
|Maclean's Common Law||2|
Maclean's magazine has ranked Osgoode second amongst Canadian common law schools in 2011, 2012 and 2013. In the 2008 rankings published by Canadian Lawyer Magazine, Osgoode was ranked first in Canada, and was awarded high marks for the quality of its professors, flexible curriculum, and the diversity and relevance of course offerings.
For its first seven decades, Osgoode Hall Law School was located at Osgoode Hall at the corner of Queen Street and University Avenue near the University of Toronto but it was not affiliated with the University. In 1969, after a decision by the Ontario Ministry of Education requiring law schools to be affiliated with a university, the Osgoode Hall Law School relocated to the campus of York University that is now called the Ignat Kaneff Building, while retaining a small downtown campus in central Toronto. Since its absorption as a faculty of York University, it has been known as the Osgoode Hall Law School of York University.
The structures at Queen and University (the earliest dating from 1832) are still known as Osgoode Hall. They remain the headquarters of the Law Society of Upper Canada and house the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
In May 2007, Dean Monahan announced plans for an extensive renovation and extension of Osgoode Hall Law School involving a renovation of the existing building, and the addition of an additional wing. The building was designed by architect Jack Diamond with the construction of the renovated building beginning in the summer of 2009. The project had been majorly funded by a $2.5 million gift by Ignat Kaneff, and the building has been renamed in his honor.
Supreme Court of Canada justices
- John Robert Cartwright, former Chief Justice
- Peter Cory, former Puisne Judge and former Chancellor of York University
- Sir Lyman Duff, former Chief Justice
- Frank Joseph Hughes, former Puisne Judge
- Wilfred Judson, former Puisne Judge
- Andromache Karakatsanis, current Puisne Judge
- Patrick Kerwin, former Chief Justice
- Bora Laskin, former Chief Justice
- Wishart Spence, former Puisne Judge
- John Arnup, Moderator for United Church of Canada, Justice at Ontario Court of Appeal
- George Ethelbert Carter
- Kim Carter, Chief Military Judge of the Canadian Forces
- (Jack Sydney George) Bud Cullen, Judge at Federal Court of Canada
- Charles Dubin, former Chief Justice of Ontario
- Daniel Dumais (LL.M.), Emeritus Lawyer distinction from Barreau du Quebec, Puisne Judge of Superior Court of Quebec
- Asher Grunis, President of the Supreme Court of Israel
- Bill Hastings, Chief Censor of New Zealand, District Court Judge of New Zealand
- Russell G. Juriansz, first South Asian appointed to Ontario Court of Appeal
- Harry S. Laforme, Justice at Ontario Court of Appeal
- Patrick LeSage, Chief Justice of Ontario Superior Court of Justice
- Malcolm Archibald Macdonald, Chief Justice of British Columbia
- Mark MacGuigan, Attorney General of Canada, Justice of the Federal Court of Appeal
- Goldwyn Arthur Martin, QC, Justice at Ontario Court of Appeal
- Roy McMurtry, Chief Justice of Ontario, Attorney General of Ontario, Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom
- James Chalmers McRuer, Ontario Court of Appeal, Chief Justice at High Court of Justice of Ontario
- Charles Terrence Murphy, Judge at Ontario Superior Court, President of North Atlantic Assembly
- Dennis O'Connor, Associate Chief Justice of Ontario
- James O'Reilly, Federal Court Judge
- Coulter Osborne, arbitrator, Associate Chief Justice of Ontario
- John Richard, NAFTA Adjudicator, Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Appeal
- Charles Stuart, Justice of the Supreme Court of Alberta
- Michael Tulloch, Justice at the Ontario Court of Appeal
- Karen M. Weiler, past Judge Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada, Justice at Ontario Court of Appeal
- Sharon A. Williams, Judge ad litem at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
- Warren Winkler, Chief Justice of Ontario
- Willy Mutunga, former Chief Justice of Kenya
- Bill Davis, 18th Premier of Ontario
- George Drew, 14th Premier of Ontario
- Ernie Eves, 23rd Premier of Ontario
- Howard Ferguson, 9th Premier of Ontario
- Leslie Frost, 16th Premier of Ontario
- William Howard Hearst, 7th Premier of Ontario
- Rachel Notley, 17th Premier of Alberta
- John Robarts, 17th Premier of Ontario
- John Black Aird, former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, Canadian Senator and founding partner of Aird & Berlis LLP
- Lincoln Alexander, 24th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
- Daniel J. Arbess, member of Council on Foreign Relations
- Oliver Mowat Biggar, co-founder of Smart & Biggar, first Chief Electoral Officer of Canada
- Leonard Braithwaite, member of Ontario Parliament
- Lionel Chevrier, Attorney General of Canada, President of Privy Council of Canada, High Commissioner to the UK
- Ward Elcock, Director of Canadian Security Intelligence Service
- Gordon Fairweather, Attorney General of New Brunswick, first Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission
- Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance of Canada
- Hugh Guthrie, Attorney General of Canada, Minister of National Defence
- Ron Irwin, former Ambassador to Ireland
- James Kelleher, Solicitor General of Canada, Member of the Canadian Senate
- Judy LaMarsh, Secretary of State for Canada, broadcaster
- Allan Leal, President of the Empire Club of Canada, Rhodes Scholar
- Sir James Alexander Lougheed, Calgary businessman and Government Leader in the Canadian Senate
- Alexander Malcolm Manson, Attorney General of British Columbia, Judge
- John Matheson, M.P., Justice of Ontario, helped develop Canada's flag and the Order of Canada
- John Pallett, Chief Gov't Whip, leader of Canadian delegation to NATO
- Lawrence Pennell, Solicitor General of Canada
- Lionel Perez (politician), Montreal city councilor and member of Union Montreal
- Richard Rohmer, aviator, Air Force General, lawyer, author, Honorary Advisor to Chief of Defense Staff
- Dianne Saxe, environmental lawyer and scholar, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario
- Ian Scott, constitutional lawyer, Attorney General of Ontario
- Sinclair Stevens, banker, President of the Treasury Board
- George Stanley White, former Speaker of the Canadian Senate
- John Tory, 65th and current Mayor of Toronto, Former President and CEO of Rogers Media Inc., Former Chairman of the CFL
- James Worrall, Chair of IOC Commission on The Olympic Charter, President of the Canadian Olympic Committee
- Marlys Edwardh, civil rights
- Fraser Elliott, founder of Stikeman Elliott, President of the Art Gallery of Ontario
- Austin Cooper (lawyer), criminal lawyer, defended Keith Richards in Toronto
- Edwin A. Goodman, founding partner of Goodmans
- Edward Greenspan, criminal lawyer
- Jeffry House, refugee law, war resisters
- John Rosen, criminal lawyer
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- M. David Lepofsky, founder and chair of AODA Alliance, and co-chair Barrier-Free Canada 
- Marie Henein, criminal lawyer, defended Jian Ghomeshi 
- Sir Edward Wentworth Beatty, president of the Canadian Pacific Railway
- Marshall A. Cohen, Director at Barrick Gold Corporation & Toronto-Dominion Bank, member Trilateral Commission 
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- Charles Peter McColough, CEO and Chairman of Xerox Corporation, member of Council on Foreign Relations
- Jagoda Pike, former publisher of the Toronto Star
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- Kathleen Taylor, Chair of Royal Bank of Canada
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- Morley Callaghan, novelist
- Murray Cohl, co-founder of the Toronto International Film Festival
- Philip Fleishman, writer, producer, Peabody nominee
- Daniel Iron, film and TV producer
- Tom MacInnes, poet
- Jerry Levitan, Oscar nominee
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- Payam Akhavan, international human rights
- Constance Backhouse, legal scholar and historian, President of the American Society of Legal History
- Deborah Coyne, constitutional law and international relations
- Giuseppina d'Agostino, intellectual property
- Michael Geist, internet and privacy law
- James C. Hathaway, international refugee law
- Colleen Hanycz, principal of Brescia University College from 2008-2015, current university president of La Salle University
- Michael Mandel, law professor, international criminal law
- Lyal S. Sunga, international humanitarian law
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