Edward Iacobucci

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Edward Iacobucci
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Dean Edward Iacobucci in August 2016
Dean of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law
Assumed office
January 1, 2015
Preceded byJutta Brunnée (interim)
Personal details
Alma materQueen's University
University of Oxford
University of Toronto
University administrator

Edward M. Iacobucci is a lawyer and academic who is the current dean of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, where he is also the James M. Tory Professor of Law.[1] Before taking over from interim dean Jutta Brunnée on January 1, 2015 for a five-year term,[2] he was a professor in the faculty, the faculty’s associate dean of research, and the Osler Chair in Business Law.[3] His primary research areas are corporate law, competition law, and the intersection of economics and the law.[1]

Iacobucci earned a bachelor's degree (honours) in economics from Queen's University, a Master of Philosophy degree, also in economics, from the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar,[1] and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Toronto. From 1996 to 1997, he clerked for John Sopinka, a justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.[3]

Iacobucci joined the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 1998.[4] In 2002, he was a John M. Olin visiting fellow at Columbia University Law School. He has also been a visiting professor at New York University Law School and the University of Chicago Law School.[3]

In 2003, Iacobucci, along with Paul Collins, Michael Trebilock, and Ralph Winter won the Canadian Economics Association's Doug Purvis Memorial Prize for their book The Law and Economics of Canadian Competition Policy.[5]

In 2011, Iacobucci was appointed as the C. D. Howe Institute's Competition Policy Scholar,[6] and was reappointed to that position in 2015.[7] Iacobucci, along with Lawson Hunter and Michael Trebilcock were co-authors in a 2014 C.D. Howe Institute study called "Let the Market Decide: The Case against Mandatory Pick-And-Pay" about the Canadian telecommunications and broadcasting industry.[8]

In 2016, during Iacobucci's tenure as dean, the University of Toronto Faculty of Law created the J.R. Kimber Chair for Investment Rights, which was the first research chair for investor rights in North America.[9]

Iacobucci is an independent member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC)'s board of directors and the chair of its Corporate Governance Committee.[10]

Iacobucci is the son of Frank Iacobucci, a former puisne justice on the Supreme Court of Canada who was dean of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law from 1979 to 1983.[2][11][12][13]


  1. ^ a b c "Edward Iacobucci". University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Retrieved August 22, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Slind, Aidin (November 3, 2016). "Ed Iacobucci to head law school". The Varsity. Retrieved August 22, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Taddese, Yamri (October 24, 2016). "Changing legal landscape focus for new UofT law dean". Canadian Lawyer Magazine. Retrieved August 22, 2016.
  4. ^ "OBA Congratulates Edward Iacobucci and Lorne Sossin". oba.org. Ontario Bar Association. October 24, 2014. Retrieved August 31, 2016.
  5. ^ "Doug Purvis Memorial Prize". Canadian Economics Association. Retrieved August 22, 2016.
  6. ^ "Professor Edward M. Iacobucci appointed as C.D. Howe Institute's Competition Policy Scholar". C.D. Howe Institute. July 7, 2011. Retrieved August 25, 2016.
  7. ^ "Edward Iacobucci Re-Appointed as a Fellow-In-Residence of the C.D. Howe Institute and as the Institute's Competition Policy Scholar". C.D. Howe Institute. March 2, 2015. Retrieved August 25, 2016.
  8. ^ Lawson, Hunter; Iacobucci, Edward; Trebilcock, Michael (September 25, 2015). "Why 'pick and pay' is not the best solution for TV viewers". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved August 22, 2016.
  9. ^ Melnitzer, Julius (January 29, 2016). "Anita Anand named to investor rights research chair at the University of Toronto law school". Financial Post. National Post. Retrieved September 1, 2016.
  10. ^ "Edward Iacobucci". www.iiroc.ca. Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada. Retrieved August 31, 2016.
  11. ^ Fine, Sean (February 26, 2001). "Cheating spotlights law school's culture". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved September 28, 2016.
  12. ^ Hughes, Brett (October 29, 2014). "Professor Edward Iacobucci appointed dean". ultravires.ca. Ultra Vires. Retrieved September 29, 2016.
  13. ^ Daniels, Ronald (2004). "Message from the Dean" (PDF). Nexus. University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Retrieved September 28, 2016.

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