One of Canada’s foremost experts in corporate governance Carol Hansell LLB/MBA ’86 receives Hennick Centre Medal for Career Achievement.
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“Without training in both business and law, you really have only half the perspective” — Jay Hennick

Carol Hansell, the recipient of the 2016 Hennick Medal for Career Achievement featured in Financial Post & Law Times
TORONTO, February 9, 2017 – The Jay and Barbara Hennick Centre for Business and Law at York University has presented the 2016 Hennick Medal for Career Achievement to Carol Hansell (LLB/MBA ’86), founder and Senior Partner of Hansell LLP and Hansell McLaughlin Advisory, and one of Canada’s foremost experts in corporate governance.  Read More
Financial Post Article                                                                              Law Times Article                                                                                 
Starting Up & Scaling Up: Driving Growth in Canada Through 
Entrepreneurship and Innovation – JD/MBA Students’ Association Annual Conference
TORONTO, February 3, 2017 – Each year, the JD/MBA Students’ Association of Osgoode Hall Law School and the Schulich School of Business with the support of the Hennick Centre for Business and Law hosts a conference to explore prominent themes and issues at the intersection of law, business, and public policy. The conference is a learning platform that brings together over 120 students, lawyers, and business professionals. This years’ event was a great discussion in exploring the way in which business and legal professionals can support innovation and growth in Canada.
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  Michael Andrisani JD/MBA class of 2016, Associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York City receives the 2016 Hennick Centre Medal for Academic Excellence
TORONTO, February 3, 2017 
– The Hennick Medal for Academic Excellence is awarded annually to the JD/MBA student with the highest cumulative GPA over the course of the program.  Andrisani was awarded this Medal during the JD/MBA Students’ Association conference by Prof. Peter MacDonald, Co-Director of the MBA/JD Program at the Schulich School of Business.
How Canada could actually become a world leader in pension innovation — Hennick Centre Director Prof. Ed Waitzer / FINANCIAL POST, January FINANCIAL POST, January 4, 2017 – The federal government’s introduction of Bill C-27, legislation to facilitate the offering of target-benefit (TB) pension plans, has reignited the tiresome debate over defined-benefit (DB) versus defined-contribution (DC) and which is the better design for Canadian workplace pension plans.  Continue Reading…
Startup founded by three Osgoode students takes second place in Ontario Access to Justice Challenge
TORONTO, December 7, 2016 –
Legally Inc., a startup founded by Osgoode students John Wu (JD/MBA), Nathan Lev (JD) and Richard (JD) James that is dedicated to improving access to justice through innovative technology, has placed second in the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General’s Access to Justice Challenge.  Continue Reading… Osgoode students John Wu (JD/MBA), Nathan Lev (JD) and Richard (JD) James that is dedicated to improving access to justice 
Legal Innovation Report —  Interview with Dean Lorne Sossin in which he shares his perspective on the nature, direction and potential impact of legal innovation in Canada.  THE GLOBE AND MAIL, THE THE THE THE THE GLOBE AND MAIL, November 29, 2016The great, disruptive potential of technology is coming late to our sector, but it’s coming – everywhere – to reshape how we think about law, how legal services are delivered and how legal problems are solved.”  Read Full Interview
An American bank just became the first in continent to pull its investments from fossil fuels — Hennick Centre Director Prof. Ed Waitzer / NATIONAL NATIONAL OBSERVER, September 21, 2016 – Citing climate risk to investors, people, and the planet, Amalgamated Bank this morning became the first North American bank to commit to divest from carbon risks and invest in a clean energy transition. Amalgamated Bank’s announcement at New York Climate Week sets a new standard among its North American peers in the financial services industry.  Continue Reading…  Richard (JD) James that is dedicated to improving access to justice through innovative technology, has placed second in the Ontario 
The Hennick Centre’s affiliated faculty among Canadian Lawyer’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers for 2015
Professor Poonam Puri of Osgoode Hall Law School was recognized as one of the most influential corporate-commercial lawyers by Canadian Lawyer Magazine. Professor Puri is a respected and sought after scholar and commentator on issues of corporate governance, corporate law, securities law, and financial regulation.
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