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Two new Visiting Scholars join the Lincoln Alexander School of Law

We're thrilled to announce that Dr. Laverne Jacobs and Mohamed Khimji have joined our law school.
July 26, 2021
Laverne Jacobs new appointment as visiting Scholar

Dr. Laverne Jacobs (external link, opens in new window)  is a Professor of Law at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law, and a former Associate Dean (Research & Graduate Studies). Laverne researches and teaches in the areas of law and disability, human rights, access to administrative justice, and administrative law and theory. Laverne is the founding Director of the Law, Disability & Social Change Project, which is housed at Windsor Law. She is also Co-Director of the Disability Rights Working Group at the Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law. In June 2021, Laverne was named Canada’s nominee for the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Laverne has published and lectured widely in her fields, both in Canada and internationally. She is currently working on three research projects: a forthcoming book on disability, the right of access and the law, based on research funded by SSHRC and the Fulbright Foundation; a study on guardianship, disability rights and relational ethics, funded by the CIHR; and a study on navigational tools and administrative justice, funded by Justice Canada. As a Visiting Scholar, Laverne will focus on the completion of her new book while engaging the Ryerson community through workshops and discussions on administrative law and law and disability.

Mohamed Khimji new appointment as visiting Scholar

Mohamed Khimji (external link, opens in new window)  is the inaugural holder of the David Allgood Professorship in Business Law at the Queen's University Faculty of Law. His research interests lie in the areas of corporate law, commercial transactions, and intermediated securities. Prior to joining Queen’s University in 2016, Mohamed was the holder of the Stephen Dattels Chair in Corporate Finance Law at Western University. He has also held a faculty position at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University and visiting appointments at the Faculty of Law, University of Valencia and Yale Law School.

As a Visiting Scholar, Mohamed will engage the Ryerson community and continue working on "Shareholder Democracy in Public Corporations - An Empirical and Economic Analysis" - a research study for which he is the principal investigator and holds an SSHRC Insight Grant. Shareholder participation in corporate governance is an issue of current interest to law and policymakers; the findings of this study will facilitate more informed law reforms going forward.

We couldn't be more excited to welcome tham, and we look forward to the valuable contributions that both Laverne and Mohamed will undoubtedly make to the law school.