WeirFoulds is pleased to congratulate partner Raj Anand on his appointment as Litigator-in-Residence for Fall 2015 at the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights at his alma mater, the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law.
The Asper Centre is devoted to advocacy, research and education in the areas of constitutional rights in Canada. The cornerstone of the Centre is a legal clinic that brings together students, faculty and members of the bar to work on significant constitutional cases and advocacy initiatives.
Raj will teach constitutional advocacy in the Asper Centre clinic. As is the tradition for the Litigator-in-Residence, he will also give a public lecture for all of the students and faculty at the University of Toronto law school.
Raj is a senior civil litigation, administrative and human rights lawyer. He is a former Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission and currently acts for complainants and respondents in internal investigations and Ontario and federal applications. Raj has received a host of awards and professional recognitions during the course of his distinguished career including, in 2013, the inaugural Roy McMurtry Fellowship at Osgoode Hall Law School to teach ethics and professionalism. In May 2015, he was re-elected to a third and final term as a Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
We congratulate Raj on being selected for this exciting role.