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The Lincoln Alexander School of Law at Ryerson University welcomes exceptional and diverse staff and faculty
Ryerson Law is proud to announce the arrival of a new cohort of full-time faculty and staff members, starting in July. In keeping with Ryerson Law’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and justice, this exceptional group of academics will bring a rich and diverse range of experiences and expertise to our law school.
April 28, 2021
The Honourable Dr. Chile Eboe-Osuji, opens in new window is joining Ryerson Law as a Distinguished International Jurist. He will also serve as a Special Advisor to the President’s Office. The Nigerian-born Dr. Eboe-Osuji recently completed his term as President of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. He was also concurrently serving as a senior judge in the Appeals Division of the ICC from March 2018 to March 2021. In his new role at Ryerson Law, Dr. Eboe-Osuji will share his extensive knowledge on the workings of international systems including institutions such as the UN and its agencies, as well as the ICC. He will also lead discussions on the international human rights regime, the international humanitarian law regime, the role of international courts/tribunals, and the rule of law.
Graham Hudson, opens in new window currently serves as Ryerson Law’s JD Program Director but will be joining the law school as a full-time Associate Professor. His research is in the areas of jurisdiction, the local governance of migration, urban securitization, constitutional law, and legal pluralism. His current research is organized around a SSHRC-funded socio-legal study of the sanctuary city/access without fear movement in Canada. He is also conducting research on the use of secret evidence in Canadian courts, including security certificates, terrorism trials, and civil litigation.
Uchechukwu Ngwaba, opens in new window is joining Ryerson Law as an Assistant Professor. He began his career in commercial legal practice where he was involved in a number of high-profile litigations before Superior Courts of Nigeria. He subsequently took up an academic position as a Research Fellow at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS). Prior to joining the Faculty of Law at Ryerson, he worked as a sessional lecturer in three Australian Universities. His research engages multi-disciplinary, comparative and socio-legal methods in exploring complex questions affecting health governance frameworks in the Global North and South.
Jennifer Orange, opens in new window is joining Ryerson Law as an Assistant Professor. Previously, she was a post-doctoral fellow at the Bill Graham Institute for Contemporary International History at the University of Toronto, a member of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and a litigator at Torys LLP. Her interdisciplinary research investigates the ways that cultural institutions support the dissemination and evolution of human rights norms. She has recently been appointed as a part-time member of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal for a 5-year term.
Joshua Sealy-Harrington, opens in new window is joining Ryerson Law as an Assistant Professor. As a lawyer whose advocacy mobilizes criminal and constitutional law to advance the interests of marginalized communities, Sealy-Harrington has appeared before various courts, including as lead counsel before the Supreme Court of Canada. His current research explores the ways in which law mediates racial hierarchy, with a particular focus on how criminal and constitutional law subordinate Black and Indigenous people, and relatedly, construct notions of racial identity — including through dialogue with gender, sexuality, disability, and class.
Luke Taylor, opens in new window is joining Ryerson Law as an Assistant Professor. He has worked as a commercial litigator in Australia and served as legal research officer at the High Court of Australia. He has also taught courses on legal method and reasoning, legal history and gender issues in the law at the University of Toronto, McGill University and the University of New South Wales. His research traverses contemporary and historical dimensions of Canadian, English and Australian family law, employment law and criminal law and the intersections of these fields with questions of gender and sexuality.
Frankie Young, opens in new window is joining Ryerson Law an Assistant Professor and the Director of the Indigenous Economic Development Clinic. She has practiced law in the area of Indigenous trusts, business law, secured transactions, banking and finance law, and litigation funding. She has also served as the regional vice president for RBC Indigenous Trust Services in Western Canada. She is involved in numerous research projects that cover legal reform for Indigenous economic development, Mi’kmaq philanthropy, Indigenous economic well-being, Indigenous self-governance and Indigenous identity.
Collectively, our new faculty members bring immense research and scholarship in a number of disciplines including business law; comparative constitutional law; constitutional theory; criminal law; employment law; family law; feminist, queer and critical race theory; gender and sexuality; humans right law; Indigenous law, Indigenous governance and economic development; immigration law; international law; public health and human rights; and social justice.
Ryerson Law is shaping a new kind of lawyer: one that challenges the status quo, embraces diversity and inclusion, and expands the reach of justice for all. As matters pertaining to equity and inclusion take on increasing social urgency, it is imperative that we make the legal profession more diverse in terms of backgrounds and perspectives. Ryerson Law’s new faculty members add a wealth of new insight and experience, and we look forward to collaborating with this exceptional group.