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The Legal Services Team:

  • Provides legal advice to Faculty and Staff as it relates to Ryerson functions, activities, and obligations
  • Reviews and negotiates contracts and agreements
  • Manages claims and litigation on behalf of Ryerson
  • Provides education and support for legal and regulatory compliance
  • Manages legal risks
  • Defines Legal processes for Ryerson staff
  • Manages practicum placement agreements


To identify areas of expertise or which lawyer supports your department, refer to our Legal Support Chart.

In the following areas of law and practice on behalf of Ryerson:

  • Agreements and Contracts
  • Claims and Litigation
  • Construction
  • Employment and labour relations
  • Human rights
  • Intellectual property (copyright, trade-marks, patents)
  • Legislative compliance
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Pensions and benefits
  • Procurement
  • Real estate and leasing
  • Research and Innovation partnerships
  • Students: academic petitions and appeals
  • Students: non-academic conduct issues
  • Additional support and counsel on Ryerson initiatives and projects as needed.