Lorne M. Sossin Edit Profile
McGill University (Bachelor of Arts, 1985). University of Exeter (England), 1986;, 1986. Osgoode Hall Law School, York University (Bachelor of Laws, 1992).
University of Toronto (Doctor of Philosophy, 1993). Columbia University, School of Law (Master of Laws, 1995).
Worked at Borden & Elliot (Toronto, ON) specializing in General Practice. Banking and Finance; Corporate and Commercial including Securities, Mergers and Acquisitions, Arrangements and Reorganizations, Business Organizations and Competition and Marketing Law. International Business Law (including Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement matters).
Mining and Natural Resources. Environmental Law; Expropriate Law. Municipal Law; Labour and Employment Law including Pensions and Employee Benefits.
Personal Services including Family Law, Wills, Estates and Trusts. Real Estate Financing, Development and Leasing. Taxation (including Customs, Anti-dumping, Income and Federal and Provincial Sales Taxes).
Trial and Appellate Litigation before courts and administrative tribunals including Commercial, Criminal, Real Estate, Hospital and Medical Malpractice and Insurance Litigation (including Aviation, Casualty, Fire, Fidelity and Surety, General Liability, Motor Vehicle, Municipal, Professional Negligence, Errors and Omissions, Property and Personal Injury). Computer Technology, Intellectual Property, Biotechnology and Telecommunications. Admitted to the bar, 1996, Ontario.
Social Science and Humanities Doctoral Fellowship (Canada), 1994-1995. Canada-United States. Fulbright Scholarship, 1993-1994.
Columbia University Associate-in-Law Fellowship, 1993-1995. Recipient: Joseph Greenspan Memorial prize in Criminal and Criminal Procedure, 1992. Lang, Michener, Lawrence and Shaw Prize (Commercial Law), 1992.
McCarthy Tétrault Prize, 1991. Fraser Beatty Award, 1991. Bassel, Sullivan & Leake Prize (Civil Procedure), 1990.
Senior Editor, Osgoode Hall Law Journal, 1990-1992. Author: The Sounds of Silence: Law Clerks, Policy-Making and the Supreme Court of Canada 30 U.B.C. Law Review (1996). The Administration and Criminalization of the Homeless: Notes on the Possibilities and Limits of Bureaucratic Engagement 22 N.Y.U. Review of Law & Social Change (1996).
Martha Fineman's The Neutered Mother and other Twentieth Century Tragedies 29 U.B.C. Law Rev. (1995) (Review Essay co-authored with Julia E. Hanigsberg). Discourse Politics: Legal Research and Writing's Search for a Pedagogy of Its Own 29 New England L. Review 993 (1995).
Philip K. Howard's The Death of Common Sense: How Law Is Suffocating America 74 Can. Bar Review 529 (1995) (Review Essay co-authored with Julia E. Hanigsberg). Redistributing Democracy: Authority, Discretion and the Possibility of Engagement in the Welfare State 26 Ottawa Law Review 1 (1994).
The Politics of Discretion: Towards a Critical Theory of Public Administration 36 Canadian Public Administration 364 (1993). Constitutional Torts and Crown Prosecutors: The Promise and Politics of Charter Damages 19 Queens Law Journal 372 (1993). Squeezing Blood from Stones: The Income Tax Industry in Canada 8 Journal of Law & Social Policy 178 (1992).
Welfare State Crime: The Politics of Tax Evasion in the 1980s 12 Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice 98 (1992). Law Clerk, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, 1992-1993. Part-Time Faculty, Politics and Public Law, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, 1996-1997.
Adjunct Professor, The Canadian Constitution, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto. Associate in Law, Legal Research and Writing, Columbia University, School of Law, 1993-1995. Member: Canadian Bar Association - Ontario.
Institute of Public Administration in Canada. Canadian Political Science Association. Canadian Association of Law Teachers.
Military: Master of Laws, 1995). History & Growth: The firm was founded in 1936 by Henry Borden, Q.C. and Beverley V. Elliot, Q.C., two distinguished members of the Ontario bar, whose service in the firm is recognized in its name. Today Borden & Elliot is one of the largest law firms in Canada.
There are over 200 lawyers practising in our offices in the Scotia Plaza in downtown Toronto and our York Region Office in Richmond Hill, Ontario.
Member: Canadian Bar Association - Ontario. Institute of Public Administration in Canada. Canadian Political Science Association.
Canadian Association of Law Teachers. Military: Master of Laws, 1995).
Fraser Beatty Award, 1991. Bassel, Sullivan & Leake Prize (Civil Procedure), 1990. Senior Editor, Osgoode Hall Law Journal, 1990-1992.