Hassan M. Ahmad


Hassan M. Ahmad
Replacement Professor

Room: BRS 329
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 3286
Work E-mail: hahmad@uottawa.ca

Hassan M Ahmad


Hassan M. Ahmad is a scholar, advocate, and activist who explores issues around law and political economy, tort liability, international human rights, and comparative legal history. Holding law degrees from Osgoode Hall Law School and UC Berkeley, Hassan is in the final stages of his doctorate at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, where his dissertation examines the tortious liability of transnational corporate actors in the colonial and contemporary periods pursuant to human rights violations in subjugated territories. During his doctorate, Hassan has been a visiting scholar at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge and taught courses in the law faculties at the University of Toronto and the University of Windsor. 

Recognized by the American Society of International Law as a "New Voice" and the American Society of Comparative Law as a "Young Comparativist," Hassan’s work has appeared (or is forthcoming) in leading Canadian and international journals including the American Journal of Comparative Law, the Annual Proceedings of the American Society of International LawBerkeley Journal of International Law (online), Osgoode Hall Law JournalUBC Law Review, Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice, Issues in International Criminal Justice, the Pace International Law Review, and the Canadian Class Actions Review. 

Hassan has presented his research before a number of venues and audiences, such as the Canadian Council of International Law, European Society of International Law, American Society of International Law, Law and Society Association, American Society of Comparative Law, Yale Law School, the University of Cambridge, and UC Berkeley. His legal commentary has been featured in media outlets such as the Toronto Star, CBC News, CBC Radio as well as local television, radio, and newspaper outlets. Prior to entering academia, Hassan was a civil, commercial, and class actions litigator appearing before trial and appeal courts as well as administrative tribunals. He also worked in the judicial chambers of the International Criminal Court as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco. 

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