Paul Emond’s passion for education has touched both the academic and publishing world. Paul started teaching at Dalhousie University before moving on to Osgoode Hall Law School, where he currently serves as Co-Director of Osgoode’s Professional LLM in Dispute Resolution, the first program of its kind in North America and one that has been offered for 22 consecutive years. Paul is also the co-founder, owner, and current President of Emond Publishing, one of Canada’s leading legal publishers.
While Paul has educated students on a variety of subjects, his main research and teaching interests have been in the dispute resolution field. He has edited and contributed to major publications and overseen more than 150 MPRs. In 2000, Paul was the co-recipient of the OBA Award of Excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution.
In addition, Paul has served as a member of the Environmental Appeal Board; co-chaired the Working Group on the Environment and Taxation for the Fair Tax Commission; and organized conferences and workshops on topics as diverse as dispute resolution, collaborative law, and legal expert systems. He is much sought after as a workshop leader, trainer, and conference speaker, and is even occasionally retained as a mediator or negotiation tactician on disputes ranging from highly complex multi-party public disputes to two-to-three party commercial disputes.