IP Osgoode Welcomes The Honourable Marshall Rothstein to Osgoode!

IP Osgoode Welcomes The Honourable Marshall Rothstein to Osgoode!

IP Osgoode is very excited to be kicking of the New Year by welcoming The Honourable Marshall Rothstein to Osgoode Hall Law School in his new appointment as a Distinguished Visiting Professor.

Mr. Rothstein will be involved in a broad range of academic activities focused on interactions with Osgoode students. He will work closely with IP Osgoode, as well as in areas of Tax and Administrative Law.

Over the years while on the bench, Mr. Rothstein generously dedicated his time to support IP Osgoode and our students. We have been privileged to have his continued guidance as an IP Osgoode Advisory Board member since our inception in 2008. His regular appearances as a guest speaker for our classes and as part of the IP Osgoode Speaks Series are the most attended and entertaining of all our events. In the past IP Intensive seminar classes, Mr. Rothstein spoke to our students and answered their questions regarding the practice of law and his experiences. He will no doubt continue inspiring and illuminating the Osgoode community during our activities and events.

Starting next month, he will be delivering the keynote address in our upcoming symposium, “UNPACK SODRAC: Tech Neutrality, Reproduction Rights and Mandatory Tariffs after CBC v SODRAC (SCC 2015) Symposium.” So mark down February 25, 2016, 12:30 to 5:30 PM, in your calendars. This half day symposium is a joint event between Osgoode Hall Law School and the University of Toronto. It will consist of three panels focused on distinct issues in the case, and will feature a mixture of practitioners (including some of the lawyers directly involved in the Supreme Court litigation, representing the parties or intervenors) and academics whose work directly addresses these issues (including several whose work was cited by the Court). The event will be important not only as a way to digest and debate the decision of the Court, but also as a way to explore potential implications for future copyright cases including the Access Copyright litigation against York University.

We are deeply honoured to have Mr. Rothstein as a Distinguished Visiting Professor and we look forward to working more closely with him during his exciting tenure at Osgoode.


Giuseppina D’Agostino is the Founder and Director of IP Osgoode, the IP Intensive Program, the Innovation Clinic, and an Associate Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School.