Academic Biography

I am an Associate Professor at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law.

I study access to justice. My work asks how the law and legal institutions work in real life. It also aspires to improve the ability of law and legal institutions to actually create justice. Empirical research (quantitative and qualitative) and policy analysis are key tools in my scholarship. I draw upon and seek to contribute to the law and society and empirical legal studies traditions.

I teach and write in the fields of civil dispute resolution, legal ethics and professionalism, legal services regulation, and family law. I direct the Windsor Legal Practice Simulation, a week-long legal practice simulation in which all Windsor Law 1L students participate.  I have received the Windsor Student Law Society Faculty Award for teaching, as well as the OBA Foundation Award and others.

I am Editor-in-chief of Civil Procedure and Practice in Ontario. This leading guide to Ontario civil procedure written by a team of over 130 lawyers.  It is published and available without charge on CanLii.

My book Accessibility, Quality, and Profitability for Personal Plight Law Firms: Hitting the Sweet Spot is available free from the Canadian Bar Association.

Version 2My book Legal Services Regulation at the Crossroads: Justitia’s Legions is available from Edward Elgar Press in hardcover and as an affordable e-book.

I live with my wife, Angélique Moss, and our children Madeleine and Malcolm in the west end of Toronto.