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Strengthening business law education

Queen’s University announces inaugural David Allgood Professorship in Business Law.

 

Mohamed Khimji has been named the inaugural David Allgood Professor in Business Law the Faculty of Law at Queen’s University announced on Tuesday, March 1.

The Allgood Professorship, the first privately-funded professorship in the history of Queen’s Law, is part of an ongoing strategic initiative by the faculty to strengthen its business law programming.

Mohamed Khimji will begin his term as the inaugural Allgood Professor in Business Law in July 2016.

“I’m honoured to be appointed as the inaugural holder of the David Allgood Professorship in Business Law and also to be given the opportunity to lead the design and development of the business law program at Queen’s,” says Professor Khimji.

“I look forward to working with my new colleagues in enriching the academic program through offering an elevated curriculum designed to facilitate long-term student success and to establish Queen’s Law as a focal point for high-level research activity in business law.”

Professor Khimji, who will begin his term in July, is currently the Stephen Dattels Chair in Corporate Finance Law at the University of Western Ontario. He holds an LLB from the University of Bristol and an LLM from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

The Allgood Professorship was created through the generous contributions of Queen’s Law alumni and donors, who raised a $1.5 million endowment to support the position.

“I’m very pleased with the generous support our alumni have shown in establishing the Allgood Professorship, and equally pleased to be welcoming a scholar of Professor Khimji’s renown as the inaugural Allgood Professor,” says Bill Flanagan, Dean of Queen’s Faculty of Law.

“Building on our existing business law programs, including the Bader International Study Centre program in international business law, the Queen’s Business Law Clinic, and the Law’80 Visiting Scholar in Business Law program, Professor Khimji’s leadership as a researcher, teacher and mentor is going to vault our entire business law program to the next level.”

David Allgood, Law’74, shakes hands with Dean Bill Flanagan at the ‘Celebrate Queen’s Law’ alumni reception in Toronto, where the Allgood Professorship was officially launched on April 29. Queen's Faculty of Law announced on March 1 that Mohamed Khimji had been named the inaugural holder of the professorship.

The professorship is named for David Allgood (Law’74). Mr. Allgood currently serves as counsel at Dentons in Toronto and was previously the executive vice-president and general counsel for Royal Bank of Canada.

Mr. Allgood is currently a member of the Queen’s Board of Trustees and Audit and Risk Committee and served as chair of the Dean’s Advisory Council in the Faculty of Law from 2006-2012, remaining on the council in the role of past-chair. He has a long standing connection with Queen’s, and has played a tremendous role in teaching and mentoring students in the Faculty of Law.

“It is an incredible honour to have a professorship named for me at my alma mater,” says Mr. Allgood. “I have the utmost confidence that Professor Khimji will help solidify Queen’s Law’s position as a leader in business law education in Canada.”

For more information on the David Allgood Professorship in Business Law, please visit the Queen’s Faculty of Law website.