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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Philip Girard to move to Osgoode

From the Dean's announcement:

The Faculty Appointments Committee has approved that an offer of appointment to the Osgoode full-time faculty be made to Professor Philip Girard. Professor Girard first taught at the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law before moving to Dalhousie in 1984 (now the Schulich School of Law). He has served as Acting Dean of the Faculty (1991-1993), as Associate Dean Graduate Studies & Research (Law) (2002-2006), and as President of the Canadian Association of Law Teachers (2003-04). Prior to teaching law, Professor Girard served as a law clerk to Mr. Justice W.Z. Estey of the Supreme Court of Canada. He has also been twice appointed the James Lewtas Visiting Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School (1993-1994; 2011-2012). His teaching and research subjects include: Property in its Historical Context; Equity and Trusts; Canadian Legal History; and Pension Law. He is the recipient of many teaching and research awards and distinctions.
Speaking for myself, and I'm sure for all of us in the Toronto area legal history community, this is very welcome news (although many of us have known about it for quite a while.) Philip is returning to Halifax for the 2012-3 year to sell his house (and fulfil teaching commitments et al.) but will be here permanently in September 2013.

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