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Brenda Cossman

Department of law
University of Toronto


Brenda Cossman is Professor of Law and the Director of the Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies at the University of Toronto. She joined the Faculty of Law in 1999, and became a full professor in 2000. She holds degrees in law from Harvard and the University of Toronto, and an undergraduate degree from Queen's. Prior to joining the University of Toronto, she was Associate Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University. In 2012, Professor Cossman was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. In 2009, she was awarded the Mundell Medal for contributions to letters and law. In 2002 and 2003, she was a Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.

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Family Law Feminist Analysis of Law Sexuality and the Law

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