James Stribopoulos, associate dean of Osgoode Hall Law School, has been appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective Oct. 2.
Stibopoulos is also co-director of the Professional LLM Program specializing in criminal law and procedure. He has taught Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence and Evidence and Proof: Theory and Practice in the law school’s Juris Doctor Program. In addition, he has served as director of the Criminal Intensive Program, Chair of Admissions, Director of Mooting, Director of Clinical Education and Editor-in-Chief of the faculty’s blog (TheCourt.ca). In 2008, Stribopoulos was awarded the Osgoode Hall Law School Teaching Award. He was also the recipient of the Osgoode Hall Law School’s Legal and Literary Society’s 2012 Excellence in Teaching Award.
“I know the whole Osgoode community will join me in congratulating James on this wonderful appointment, for which he is perfectly suited, and in celebrating his many contributions to Osgoode as a gifted teacher, respected scholar and institutional leader, most recently as our associate dean,” said Osgoode Hall Law School Dean Lorne Sossin in his note to the Osgoode community. “He will be very much missed.”
Stribopoulos researches and publishes on topics related to criminal law, criminal procedure, evidence, comparative criminal procedure, the legal profession and the legal process. He has published extensively in these areas, including the textbook Criminal Procedure in Canada, with Steven Penney and Enzo Rondinelli (2011), casebooks Evidence: A Canadian Casebook, 3rd ed., with Hamish Stewart, Ronalda Murphy, Marilyn Pilkington, Steven Penney (2011) and Criminal Law and Procedure: Cases and Materials, 10th ed., with Kent Roach, Benjamin Berger and Patrick Healy (2010), and collections of essays New Canadian Perspectives in the Philosophy of Domestic, Transnational, and International Criminal Law, with François Tanguay-Renaud (2012) and The Charter and Criminal Justice: Twenty-Five Years Later, with Jamie Cameron (2008).
Stribopoulos has been a volunteer for the Teen Osgoode Program for Secondary Schools, which introduces students to law and legal studies, and was a board member for the Community Legal Aid Services Program in which law school students provide referrals, summary advice and representation to low-income people.
Ontario Court of Justice Chief Justice Annemarie Bonkalo has assigned Stribopoulos to preside in Brampton.