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.


Anthony Niblett, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Law, Economics, & Innovation

Anthony Niblett is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law. He joined the Faculty in 2011. In 2016, Professor Niblett was awarded the Canada Research Chair in Law, Economics, & Innovation. Professor Niblett’s research focuses on law and economics, contract law, judicial behaviour, innovation, and the future of law. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University as well first class honours degrees in both law and commerce from the University of Melbourne. Professor Niblett teaches Contracts, Legal Methods, Competition Policy, and Economic Analysis of Law, as well as co-running the Law & Economics Workshop. He was awarded the University of Toronto's Early Career Teaching Award in 2016 and the Alan Mewett QC Prize for Excellence by the JD class of 2017. Before joining the Faculty of Law, Professor Niblett was a Bigelow Fellow and Lecturer-in-Law at the University of Chicago Law School. In addition to his academic career, Professor Niblett is co-founder of Blue J Legal, a startup company which brings machine learning to tax law. Visit Prof. Niblett's ssrn page.