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Professor Allan C. Hutchinson, Distinguished Research Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School

PROFESSOR ALLAN HUTCHINSON has been a member of Osgoode Hall Law School’s faculty since 1982. He served as Associate Dean from 1994 to 1996 and later, in 2003, he was named Associate Dean (Research, Graduate Studies and External Relations).

Professor Hutchinson is a legal theorist with an international reputation for his original and provocative writings. He was elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 2004 and named a Distinguished Research Professor by York University in 2006. His research interests are: law and politics; legal theory; the legal profession; constitutional law; torts; jurisprudence; civil procedure; and racism and law.

As well as publishing in most of the common-law world’s leading law journals, he has written or edited many books. Much of his work has been devoted to examining the failure of law to live up to its democratic promise. His latest publications are Evolution and the Common Law (Cambridge University Press, 2005) and The Companies We Keep: Corporate Governance for a Democratic Society (Irwin Law, 2006). In 2007, he received the University-wide Teaching Award and was a Visiting Professor at Harvard Law School.

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