Osgoode Hall Law School Dean Mary Condon made the following announcement to the Osgoode community:
I am pleased to announce that Professor Jeffery Hewitt will be joining the faculty effective July 1.
Professor Hewitt holds an LLB and an LLM from Osgoode and was called to the bar of Ontario in 1998. His research interests include Indigenous legal orders and governance, constitutional law, human rights, legal education, business law, as well as art and law and visual legal studies. He mainly teaches constitutional law and Indigenous-related courses and seminars. Professor Hewitt has presented his research work nationally and internationally to a range of audiences. He is mixed-descent Cree and works with Rama First Nation as well as various Indigenous elders, leaders and organizers in the promotion of Indigenous legal orders. He is a past president of the Indigenous Bar Association of Canada and served as general counsel to Rama First Nation for 14 years.
Professor Hewitt has been the recipient of many honours and awards, including: a 2019 Law Society of Ontario Medal; a 2019 Excellence in Research Award, University of Windsor; a 2017 Teaching Award from the University of Windsor; the 2015 Charles D. Gonthier Fellowship from the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice; a 2014 Teaching Award from Osgoode; a 2013-14 McMurtry Fellowship at Osgoode Hall Law School; and a 2011 Canadian General Counsel Award for Social Responsibility.
Please join me in welcoming Professor Hewitt to his new position at Osgoode.