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888 THE ADVOCATE VOL. 75 PART 6 NOVEMBER 2017 been viewed several thousand times online. This year he is teaching civil procedure, trusts and business associations. Assistant professor Samuel Singer, B.A. (Concordia), B.C.L./LL.B. (McGill), LL.M. (McGill), LL.M. (Tax) (Osgoode), also joined our faculty on July 1 and is teaching two sections of basic tax as well as business associations. While completing his B.C.L./LL.B., he co-founded and coordinated a legal information clinic for non-profit organizations and charities. He was also honoured with the Cheryl Rosa Teresa Doran Award, the Rosa B. Gualtieri Prize and the Spiegel Sohmer Taxation Scholarship. Samuel’s graduate legal research at McGill focused on the rules regulating charities’ political activities. He held the Hydro-Québec Master’s Fellowship and the Aubrey Senez Fellowship and was named to the Dean’s Honour List. Samuel went on to complete an LL.M. in tax at Osgoode Hall. After completing his articles with the National Judicial Institute, Samuel served as a law clerk to the judges of the Tax Court of Canada for over two years. He then practised as a tax lawyer with Stikeman Elliott in Montreal before starting up his own practice focused on tax, charity, non-profit and LGBTQ law. He is a member of both the Quebec bar and the Ontario bar. Professor Singer is also a long-time advocate for transgender people through legal research, advocacy and capacity-building work. He founded the Trans Legal Clinic in Montreal in 2014 and served as its supervising lawyer until joining TRU Law. He also completed a comprehensive report for the Canadian Human Rights Commission on trans rights, gender identity and gender expression in Canada in 2017. This report traced the development of trans rights in Canadian jurisprudence and scholarship, identified emerging trends and provided key recommendations. He is a member of the legal issues committee of the Egale Canada Human Rights Trust. Dr. Jeffrey Meyers, B.A. (UBC), B.C.L./LL.B. (McGill), LL.M. (LSE), Ph.D. (LSE), also joined TRU Law this summer. He earned his law degree from McGill and is a member of both the New York bar and the B.C. bar. He holds an LL.M. and a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics. Prior to joining TRU’s law faculty, Dr. Meyers taught at Allard Hall and the Schulich School of Law. His scholarship on constitutional, political and legal theory has been published in the Modern Law Review. He is currently working on a book manuscript for UBC Press. Dr. Meyers is teaching constitutional law; comparative law; jurisprudence; and legislation, administration and policy. Dr. Meyers is also a regular media commentator on U.S., Canadian and international political and legal current events. New sessional lecturers include Lorianna Bennett, Carol Hickman, Q.C., Justice Keith Bracken, Agnieszka Doll, David Hughes, Kathryn Vennard,


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