Acclaimed scholar John Borrows named The Loveland Chair in Indigenous Law at U of T’s Faculty of Law
, 2022-06-28 15:22:03,
John Borrows, one of the world’s leading scholars of Indigenous law, has been named the inaugural Loveland Chair in Indigenous Law at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Law.
A member of the Chippewa of the Nawash First Nation in Ontario, Borrows completed four degrees at U of T, including his JD and LLM, and was an early-career scholar with the Faculty of Law from 1998 to 2001.
He previously held the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law at the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Law.
“Toronto is ingrained in me,” says Borrows, who is a professor. “My master’s considered a genealogy of law – seven generations of my family – and their interactions with the law, supervised by Professor Patrick Macklem. I also explored my ancestors’ deep connections to the eastern Great Lakes in my PhD research at Osgoode Hall Law School.”
Borrows has edited and authored several award-winning books, including Canada’s Indigenous Constitution, Law’s Indigenous Ethics and Recovering Canada: The Resurgence of Indigenous Law – all with University of Toronto Press. A recipient of the Killam Prize and Molson Prize, both from the Canada Council for the Arts, Borrows was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2020. He holds five honorary degrees from Canadian universities, including Dalhousie University, Queen’s University, Simon Fraser University, York University and U of T.
“Professor Borrows is an exceptional scholar, whose work in Indigenous law has had immeasurable impact here in Canada, the U.S., Australia and around the world,” says University Professor Jutta Brunnée, dean of the Faculty of Law and James Marshall Tory Dean’s Chair. “We are thrilled to welcome Professor Borrows back to U of T, where our students and…
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