Business Law Speakers

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP Business Law Forum

Thanks to a generous gift from the firm of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, the Schulich School of law is able each year to present the Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP Business Law Forum, bringing scholars and business leaders to the law school to stimulate debate and enrich understanding of business law issues.


"The Rise of Corporate Governance

Monday, September 21, 2015
5 pm noon, Rm 105, Weldon Law Building

Professor Brian Cheffins

S.J. Berwin Professor of Corporate Law

Faculty of Law

University of Cambridge


Past Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP Business Law Forums

January 20, 2015

"Regulatory Fragmentation in Canada's Capital Markets

Professor Mary Condon

Commissioner, Ontario Securities Commission
Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

October 24, 2013

"The Pervasive Effect of Priors"  

Professor Claire A Hill

James L Krusemark Chair in Law, University of Minnesota

October 2012

42nd Annual Consumer and Commercial Law Conference, Schulich School of Law


September 8, 2011

"For Diversity in the International Regulation of Financial Institutions: Reforming the Basel Accords"

Professor Roberta Romano

Sterling Professor of Law
Director, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law, Yale Law School

February 3, 2011

"Current Issues in Corporate Governance"

Purdy Crawford, COC, QC

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

March 12, 2009

"Global Banks as Global Sustainability Regulators: The Equator Principles"

Professor Cynthia Williams

Osler Chair in Business Law, Osgoode School of Law, York University


Professor Mark Roe

David Berg Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

March 30, 2006

"Promoting Innovation: The Role of Public Equity Market Regulations"

Professor Merritt Fox

Columbia Law School, Columbia University

May 19, 2005

"Comparing Bilateral Investment Treaty Practice in Canada, Mexico, the United States and the European Union: Cross-Border Influences and Alternatives"

Professor Céline Lévesque, University of Ottawa
Professor David Gantz, University of Arizona
Professor Gabriel Cavazos, ITESM
Professor Armand de Mestral, McGill University


February 27, 2003

"WTO Dispute Settlement and Its Critics: A Need for Reform?"

Professor Robert Howse

University of Michigan Law School
October 2, 2001

"The Direction of Corporate Governance in Canada"

Peter Dey

Partner, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP


Torys Visiting Professor in Business Law

A pre-eminent business law scholar has visited Dalhousie each year to teach a course in his or her area of specialty through our Torys Visiting Professor in Business Law Program, generously sponsored by the Torys law firm.

Our Torys Visiting Professors have included:

In 2007-08 the course was replaced by a special guest lecture. The guest lecture for 2007/08 was Professor Ronald Gibson, the Meyers Professor of Law and Business from Stanford Law School.

Ronald G Smith Lecture in Business Law

The Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University has hosted some of the world's leading business, finance and legal scholars who have visited the law school to deliver our annual Ronald G Smith Lecture in Business Law.

Speakers in this series have included: