Stephanie Ben-Ishai


Stephanie Ben-Ishai
Thomas Feeney Visiting Professor of Business Law

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Stephanie Ben-Ishai


Professor Stephanie Ben-Ishai, a full professor at Osgoode Hall Law school in Toronto, is a devoted teacher, lawyer and internationally recognized expert on commercial law. During her sabbatical in 2018/9 she will serve as a Distinguished Visiting Fulbright Fellow at SUNY Plattsburgh and the Thomas Feeney Visiting Professor of Business Law at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law.

For the last 15 years Professor Ben-Ishai has taught contract, commercial and bankruptcy law in multiple formats to undergraduate and graduate law students and lawyers from across the globe. Her research has been continuously funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and other major Canadian and international funding agencies. Professor Ben-Ishai has a high degree of business acumen that she is able to blend with her academic expertise. She is successfully able to draw on her unique blend of skills on behalf of vulnerable groups, lawyers and law reform initiatives and bring this practical experience back to the classroom.

Her publications include seven books and fifty refereed articles in national and international journals, as well as numerous reports commissioned by governmental and non-governmental agencies.

Her scholarship not only contributes to theoretical inquiry and practical solutions but also to public policy debate and law reform. Every level of Canadian court has cited Professor Ben-Ishai’s research and she has been recognized as an expert by Ontario, Quebec, and American courts.

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