Law commission appoints a third York prof as virtual scholar

York law Professor Mary Condon has joined two York colleagues as the third of the Law Commission of Canada’s three Virtual Scholars in Residence this year.

Left: Mary Condon

Condon joins Janet Mosher, professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, and Lesley Jacobs, professor in York’s Division of Social Science. Virtual scholars do full-time research for the law commission for a year without having to relocate to Ottawa. (See YFile story on Mosher’s appointment, June 12, 2006.)

“Together, their appointments add up to a clean sweep by York of the Virtual Scholar in Residence spots for this year,” says Osgoode Dean Patrick Monahan.

Condon’s research will focus on risk and citizen engagement while continuing to coordinate Osgoode’s Regulation & Governance Graduate Program study group and participating on Osgoode’s faculty recruitment committee.

Condon has also just been appointed a member of the Ontario Securities Commission’s continuous disclosure advisory committee. This committee advises staff on policy and operational issues pertaining to continuous disclosure requirements imposed on capital market participants.

Both of Condon’s appointments recognize her considerable knowledge and expertise in the complex area of securities, says Monahan.