Academic Director: Anita Anand

Anita Anand joined the University of Toronto Faculty of Law from Queen’s University. She is a Professor at the Faculty of Law and is cross-appointed to the University’s School of Public Policy and Governance.  Anita served as Associate Dean (JD Program) at the Faculty from 2007-2009. During the 2009-2010 academic year, she was a Visiting Scholar at the Bank of Canada in Ottawa and a Herbert Smith Visitor at the University of Cambridge.

In 2006, she was a Canada-U.S. Fulbright Scholar and Visiting Olin Scholar in Law and Economics at Yale Law School. During the Fall 2005, she was a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School where she taught comparative corporate governance. She is the recipient of research grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (two awards), the Foundation for Legal Research (three awards), the Connaught Foundation as well as the Canadian Association of Law Teachers’ Scholarly Paper Award (2003).  In Fall 2004, she received the Queen’s Law Students’ Society Award for Excellence in Teaching and in Fall 2006, she and co-authors Frank Milne and Lynnette Purda were awarded the Best Paper in Managerial Finance by the International Journal of Managerial Finance for their empirical research relating to corporate governance.

Professor Anand has conducted research for the Province of Ontario’s Five Year Review Committee, the federal Wise Person’s Committee, and the IDA Task Force to Modernize Securities Legislation in Canada.  She is Chair of the Ontario Securities Commission’s Investor Advisory Panel, the Editor of Canadian Law eJournal, published by the Legal Scholarship Network, and the past President of the Canadian Law and Economics Association. http://www.law.utoronto.ca/faculty-staff/full-time-faculty/anita-anand