Challenging Boardroom Homogeneity: Corporate Law, Governance, and Diversity

Aaron Dhir, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

Mon, 11/06/2017 - 4:30pm
301 Marx Hall

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Aaron Dhir
Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

Aaron Dhir is a Visiting Professor of Law and the Oscar M. Ruebhausen Distinguished Senior Fellow at Yale Law School, as well as an Associate Professor, with tenure, at Osgoode Hall Law School. His scholarly interests center on corporate law, governance, theory, and accountability. He was the 2017 Justin D’Atri Visiting Professor of Law, Business, and Society at Columbia Law School and the 2013–2014 Canadian Bicentennial Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School. He has also served as a Visiting Professor at Stanford Law School and as a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University, the University of Oxford, Berkeley Law School, and University College London.

Professor Dhir is the author of Challenging Boardroom Homogeneity: Corporate Law, Governance, and Diversity (Cambridge University Press, 2015; paperback edition, 2016) and has published widely in scholarly journals. He has contributed opinion pieces to The AtlanticSlateThe Globe & Mail, and The Toronto Star, and his research findings have been covered by The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe Wall Street JournalThe Harvard Business ReviewForbesNewsweekThe Globe & MailThe Financial PostThe Toronto StarNational Public RadioCBC Radio-CanadaThe Seattle TimesThe Hartford CourantEl Mercurio(Chile), and ThinkProgress.

Professor Dhir is a recipient of the Osgoode Hall Legal & Literary Society’s Excellence in Teaching Award, the Osgoode Hall Faculty Teaching Award, and the South Asian Bar Association of Toronto’s Young Lawyer of the Year Award. He was recognized by Lexpert Magazine in 2011 as one of Canada’s leading lawyers under 40. He completed his graduate studies at NYU School of Law, where he was awarded the Arthur T. Vanderbilt Medal.