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Asher Alkoby

Asher Alkoby

Associate Professor
DepartmentLaw and Business Department at TRSM and Faculty of Law
Areas of ExpertiseGlobal governance, corporate social responsibility, civil society engagement, the legal profession, research ethics

Asher Alkoby is an associate professor in the Law and Business Department at the Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM), and he is cross-appointed with the Faculty of Law. He currently serves as chair of Ryerson’s Research Ethics Board. He has held several leadership roles in the University, including associate dean, Student Affairs and Administration in TRSM (2011-2016), and interim associate dean in the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing at the Faculty of Community Services (2019-2020). He also chairs panels of the University Senate Appeals Committee.  

Alkoby has written and published in the areas of global governance, civil society engagement and the impact of cultural diversity on compliance with global norms. His current interests include equity in the legal profession and social innovation for social justice. He received funding for his work from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Law Foundation of Ontario. Alkoby has taught undergraduate courses in business law and, for the past decade, has taught corporate social responsibility and business ethics in the Ted Rogers MBA program. He currently works with the Office of Social Innovation at Ryerson on projects that provide students with exceptional learning opportunities by connecting them to networks of social sector agencies and organizations around the world.


“More Lawyers, More Litigation? Exploring the Trends in Litigation and the Legal Profession in Ontario, Canada” (2020, forthcoming) Oñati Socio-Legal Series, (with A. Levin).

“Out of the Closet and Up the Ladder? Diversity in Ontario’s Big Law Firms” (2018) 34:2 Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice, 40-72 (with P. Alon-Shenker).

“Shouldn’t the Bench be a Mirror? The Diversity of the Canadian Judiciary” (2017) 7:4 Oñati Socio-Legal Series, 717-751 (with A. Levin). (Reprinted: (2019) 26:1 International Journal of the Legal Profession, 69-88.)

“Barriers to the Profession: Inaction in Ontario, Canada and its Consequences” (2013) 3:3 Oñati Socio-Legal Series, 1-15 (with A. Levin).

“Is Access to the Profession Access to Justice? Lessons from Canada” (2012) 19:2-3 International Journal of the Legal Profession, 283-299 (with A. Levin).

“Improving Access to Essential Medicines: International Law and Normative Change,” in L. Forman and J.C Cohen (eds.), Access to Medicines as a Human Right (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012).

 “Three Images of ‘Global Community’: Theorizing Law and Community in a Multicultural World” (2010) 12:1 International Community Law Review, 35-79.

“Theories of Compliance with International Law and the Challenge of Cultural Difference” (2008) 4:1 Journal of International Law and International Relations, 151-198.

“Global Networks and International Environmental Lawmaking: A Discourse Approach” (2008) 8:2 Chicago Journal of International Law, 377-407.

“Globalizing A Green Civil Society: In Search of Conceptual Clarity,” in G. Winter (ed.), Multilevel Governance of Global Environmental Change (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006).

“Non-State Actors and the Legitimacy of International Environmental Law” (2003) 3 Non-State Actors and International Law, 23-98.

Faculty of Law Graduate Fellowship, University of Toronto, 2002-2006

Faculty of Law Graduate Studies Scholarship (LLM), University of Toronto, 2000-2001

Annual Scholarship for Excellence in Academic Achievements, University of Haifa, 1993-1997

Dean’s List, University of Haifa Faculty of Law, 1994-1995

Degree Institution Year
SJD (Doctor of Juridical Science) University of Toronto 2006
LLM (Master of Laws) University of Toronto 2001
LLB (Bachelor of Laws) University of Haifa 1997