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Laverne Jacobs, PhD., Associate Dean, Research & Graduate Studies

Affiliations & Honours


Professional Affliations

  • Member of the Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario Bar) (2001-
  • Member of the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (Order in Council Appointment) (2005-2010)
  • Board of Directors, Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (2007-2013)
  • Member of the Accessibility Standards Advisory Council, established under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (Order in Council Appointment) (2009-2012)
  • Board of Directors, Income Security Advocacy Centre (2012-

External Research Grants

  • SSHRC Insight Development Grant ($47,364) 2014-2016
  • Fulbright Scholar Award ($25,000 US) 2013-2014
  • Foundation for Legal Research Grant ($4 650) 2012
  • SSHRC Aid to Research Workshop Grant ($22, 493) 2011
  • SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship ($105, 000) 2004-2007

Honours & Awards

  • Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Canadian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, 2014
  • Visiting Scholar, Center for the Study of Law and Society,  University of California, Berkeley, 2014
  • University of Windsor, Faculty Recognition Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Research, 2010
  • University of Cambridge Centre for Public Law and the Chinese University of Hong Kong - Young Academics Scholarship, 2008
  • Cornell University Law School, Visiting Scholar, 2006
  • University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, Law and Technology Program, Visiting Scholar, 2005
  • Nicol Kingsmill Fellowship in Administrative Law, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2003-2004
  • Hon. Willard Z. Estey Graduate Fellowship in Law, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2003-2004
  • Harley D. Hallett Graduate Scholarship, Osgoode Hall Law School, 2002-2003
  • Law Clerk to the Hon. Justice Brian Malone, Federal Court of Appeal, 1999-2000