New Faces: Five new faculty members join Osgoode Hall Law School

Osgoode Hall Law School main foyer hallway
Osgoode Hall Law School main foyer hallway

Osgoode Hall Law School at York University welcomes five new faculty members this fall: Fay Faraday, Emily Kidd White, Jennifer Nedelsky, Adam Parachin and Adrian A. Smith.

“Osgoode is proud to welcome these distinguished new faculty members whose excellence in legal teaching and research will not only nurture the potential of our students but also have a local, national and international impact in academic and public discourse, law and policy,” said Interim Dean Mary Condon.

Fay Faraday
Fay Faraday
Fay Faraday

Fay Faraday holds a BA (Honours) and an MA from the University of Toronto, and a JD (Gold Medal) from Osgoode. She has been a visiting professor at Osgoode since 2012. She joined the full-time faculty at Osgoode on July 1. A labour, human rights and constitutional lawyer in Toronto since 1996, and the co-chair of the Ontario Equal Pay Coalition, she has addressed a wide range of issues relating to equality and fundamental freedoms under the Charter: gender and work, rights of migrant workers, rights of persons with disabilities, race discrimination, employment equity, poverty, income security, socioeconomic rights and international human rights norms. She has represented clients in constitutional litigation at all levels of court, including numerous cases at the Supreme Court of Canada. The co-author and co-editor of two books on equality rights and one on labour rights, Faraday holds an Innovation Fellowship with the Metcalf Foundation, which published her three major reports on migrant worker rights in Canada in 2012, 2014 and 2016.

Emily Kidd White
Emily Kidd White
Emily Kidd White

Emily Kidd White received a BAH and a JD from Queen’s University, and an LLM (Jerome Lipper Prize for Distinction) and a JSD from New York University (NYU). She completed her doctoral studies at NYU’s School of Law as a Trudeau Foundation Scholar, and in 2016 was an IIAS Human Dignity Fellow. She joined Osgoode on July 1 as a full-time faculty member. White has previously served as the assistant editor of the European Journal of International Law, and held research fellowship and teaching assistant positions at the Jean Monnet Center for Regional and International Economic Law and Justice and the Institute for International Law and Justice. White writes on emotions in legal reasoning, and will be teaching constitutional law, jurisprudence and public international law.

Jennifer Nedelsky
Jennifer Nedelsky
Jennifer Nedelsky

Jennifer Nedelsky holds a BA from the University of Rochester and an MA and PhD from the University of Chicago. She joined Osgoode in January from the University of Toronto, where she was a professor of law and political science and a professorial Fellow at the Institute for Social Justice. Her teaching and scholarship have been concentrated on feminist theory, legal theory, American constitutional history and interpretation, and comparative constitutionalism. One of her books, Law’s Relations: A Relational Theory of Self, Autonomy, and Law (2011), won the C.B. Macpherson Prize, awarded by the Canadian Political Science Association.

In addition, Fay Faraday, Adam Parachin, Adrian A. Smith and Emily Kidd White joined the full-time faculty on July 1.

Adam Parachin
Adam Parachin
Adam Parachin

Adam Parachin received a BA with high distinction from the University of Toronto, an LLB from Osgoode and an LLM from the University of Toronto. He joins Osgoode from the Western University Faculty of Law, where he worked for the past 14 years. He joined the full-time faculty at Osgoode on July 1. An outstanding teacher, he received Western’s Professor of the Year Award three times. Prior to Western, Parachin was an associate in the Estates, Trusts and Charities Department of Fasken Martineau LLP. His areas of expertise are charity and not-for-profit law, property law, trusts and estates, and income tax. He was awarded the Douglas J. Sherbaniuk Distinguished Writing Award in 2010 from the Canadian Tax Foundation and has also received a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Grant. He is a board member of the Pemsel Case Foundation – a charitable foundation established to study and recommend reform to the law of charity – and a member of the Canada Revenue Agency Charities Directorate Technical Issues Working Group.

Adrian A. Smith
Adrian A. Smith
Adrian A. Smith

Adrian A. Smith holds a BA (Honours) from Western University, an LLB and an LLM from Osgoode, and a DCL from McGill University’s Faculty of Law. He begins his career at Osgoode as academic director of Parkdale Community Legal Services, and will teach labour law. He was welcomed as a full-time faculty member on July 1. Since July 2011, he has been with Carleton’s Department of Law and Legal Studies and was cross-appointed to the Institute of Political Economy and the Institute of African Studies. His areas of interest relate to law, political economy and development. He researches the regulation of labour in colonial and settler colonial contexts, including temporary labour migration in Canada, as well as anti-racism. Smith also has interests in popular legal education in social movements. He is co-editor of Unfree Labour? Struggles of Migrant and Immigrant Workers in Canada (PM Press). He is also a youth basketball coach.