Donna E. Young is the inaugural dean of the Faculty of Law at Ryerson University. Her most recent position was at Albany Law School, where she was the William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy and a joint faculty member at the University at Albany’s Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her teaching and scholarship focus on law and inequality, race and gender discrimination, and academic freedom and university governance. She has taught courses in Criminal Law, Employment Law, U.S. Federal Civil Procedure, Gender and Work, and Race, Rape Culture, and Law.
Professor Young is much sought after as a speaker and has been invited to present her work at conferences and other venues in the U.S., Canada, Sri Lanka, Italy, Germany, Hungary, France, Mexico, Portugal, and the U.K.
Prior to entering legal education, Professor Young worked at Cornish Roland, a labor law firm in Toronto, at the Ontario Human Rights Commission, and at the Legal Department of the City of New York, Mayor's Office of Labor Relations.
She holds a B.Sc. (Honours) in Psychology from the University of Toronto, an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University and an LL.M. from Columbia University School of Law.
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