Peer Zumbansen appointed associate dean of research at Osgoode

Peer Zumbansen has been appointed associate dean of research, graduate studies and institutional relations at Osgoode Hall Law School for a two-year term beginning July 1.

Left: Peer Zumbansen

Zumbansen joined Osgoode three years ago as Canada Research Chair in Transnational and Comparative Law of Corporate Governance. Since then, he has received funding from two major federal agencies for his research on globalization on national economics. He has continued to edit the German Law Journal, which he co-founded. And he has started the Research Paper Series, Putting Theory to Practice Seminar Series, annual Constitutional Law Roundtable and a legal theory discussion group.

"In his new role as associate dean, I expect that he will bring his enthusiasm, creativity and energy to bear on a wider series of projects on behalf of the school," said Osgoode Dean Patrick Monahan in announcing the appointment.

Zumbansen will take over from Allan Hutchinson, whose three-year term as associate dean of research ends June 30. "Hutchinson has not only made a major contribution in the area of research and graduate studies, but he has taken a leadership role in the development of the law school generally, particularly in relation to the strategic plan, curriculum reform, and admissions policy," said Monahan. "He has given selflessly of himself on behalf of the institution, and he deserves the thanks and praise of the community."