Osgoode Hall Law School Professor Mary Jane Mossman (left) was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree by the Law Society of Upper Canada at the Call to the Bar ceremony on July 23.
The honorary doctorate underlines her contribution to the legal profession through her work in property law, family law, gender equality and feminist legal theory.
Mossman has taught at York’s Osgoode Hall Law School since 1977. She is also director of the law school’s Institute for Feminist Legal Studies.
On June 2, she received the 2004 Canadian Association of Law Teachers Award for Academic Excellence in Winnipeg.
Patrick Monahan, Osgoode Hall Law School dean, has described Mossman as “one of those rare scholars who has changed the way that Canadians think about the law. Law students, lawyers, and legal scholars have all been touched by the rigorous, courageous and original work that she has pursued throughout her career at Osgoode Hall Law School, particularly in the area of feminist research and scholarship.”