Randal Graham, Western University

Associate Professor Law London, Ontario randal@uwo.ca Office: (519) 661-2111 ext. 88445

Bio/Research

Professor Graham was appointed to the Faculty of Law in 2002, and was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 2004. In 2005, Dr. Graham was awarded the title of "Faculty Scholar" by the University of Western Ontario in recognition of the widespread international impact of his research. He ...

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Bio/Research

Professor Graham was appointed to the Faculty of Law in 2002, and was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 2004. In 2005, Dr. Graham was awarded the title of "Faculty Scholar" by the University of Western Ontario in recognition of the widespread international impact of his research. He is the first Western Law professor to earn that title.

Professor Graham teaches an extraordinarily broad range of subjects. In the last decade alone he has taught courses in Statutory Interpretation, Legal Ethics, Criminal Law, Evidence, Administrative Law, Taxation, Corporate Law, Law & Economics, Legal Rhetoric, Legal Drafting, Advocacy and Graduate Research. He has supervised graduate theses in areas ranging from Interpretive Theory to toll roads in Brazil. As a result of his efforts in the classroom, Professor Graham has won the title “Professor of the Year” (both at Western and at Osgoode Hall Law School), as well as the University of Western Ontario’s “University Wide” award for undergraduate teaching.

In addition to serving on Western’s Faculty of Law, Dr. Graham has been an Assistant Professor at the University of New Brunswick (2000-2002), an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School (1996-present), an Affiliated Scholar with Goodman Phillips & Vineberg (1998-2000); a Commercial Lawyer at Goodman Phillips & Vineberg (1997-1998); a Law Clerk to Mr. Justice Sopinka of the Supreme Court of Canada (1995-1996); and an Editorial Assistant to Justice Sopinka in connection with "The Law of Evidence in Canada" (1996-1997). Dr. Graham continues to act as a litigation strategist and technical consultant in matters dealing with his primary research areas, Statutory Interpretation and Legal Ethics.

Dr. Graham is the author of several books and articles on the topics of statutory interpretation and ethics. His most recent research efforts focus on microeconomic analyses of lawyers’ ethical choices and the economic nature of legal reasoning in the field of statutory interpretation. His work has been cited at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada.


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