Leadership

The Centre for Innovation Law and Policy is led by two Co-Directors.


Simon Stern, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law

Simon SternB.A. (Yale), Ph.D., English (UC Berkeley), J.D. (Yale), member of the Washington, D.C. Bar. While in law school he was Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities. After law school he clerked for Ronald M. Gould on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, practiced litigation at Shea & Gardner (now Goodwin Procter) in Washington, D.C., and served as a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. Prof. Stern’s current research topics include the adoption of the analytical method in the nineteenth century and its effects on modern legal reasoning and writing; the development of the “reasonable man” standard (and its precursors and analogues) since the eighteenth century; the history of the case method and the form of the case; and the history of authorship and copyright law. Visit Prof. Stern’s Faculty page to see a select list of his recent publications.


Abraham Drassinower, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Chair, Ethical and Cultural Implications of Technological Innovation

Abraham Drassinower

Abraham Drassinower, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., LL.B. (Toronto) is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law. He joined the Faculty of Law in 1999, and served as the Director of the Centre for Innovation Law and Policy from 2006 to 2009. He previously held a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto (1993-1995), and lectured principally on political philosophy at York University (1993-1995) and at the University of Toronto (1995-1998). He served as a Law Clerk to Mr. Justice John C. Major of the Supreme Court of Canada (1998-1999). Professor Drassinower’s interests include property, intellectual property, legal and political philosophy, critical theory, and psychoanalysis. He has published in the areas of charitable trusts, unjust enrichment, intellectual property, and psychoanalysis and political theory. His book, What’s Wrong with Copying?, is available from Harvard University Press as of March 2015. Visit Prof. Drassinower’s SSRN page for a list of publications.