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The Distinguished Visitors Lecture Series Presents Professor Sean Rehaag of Osgoode Hall Law School.
The title of his talk will be “Experimenting with Refugee Status Determinations”.
Professor Rehaag’s talk pertains to research he has been doing with the help of Robson Hall students and other student from different post-secondary institutions. Please come and hear Professor Rehaag discuss the results of this research.
Professor Sean Rehaag specializes in immigration and refugee law, human rights and legal process. He frequently contributes to public debates about immigration and refugee law, and he engages in law reform efforts in these areas. In 2012, he received the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers Advocacy Award for outstanding achievement in advocacy on behalf of refugees. He is also committed to exploring innovative teaching methodologies, with a particular interest in clinical and experiential education.
Professor Rehaag’s academic research focuses on empirical studies of immigration and refugee law decision-making processes. He currently holds an SSHRC grant involving quantitative research using large data-sets to study extra-legal factors that influence outcomes in Canadian refugee adjudication. He is also pursuing research using experiments to help better understand how refugee adjudications make credibility assessments. In 2013, he received the Canadian Association of Law Teachers Scholarly Paper Award for an article entitled “Judicial Review of Refugee Determinations: The Luck of the Draw?” He also publishes yearly statistics on Canada’s refugee determination system. Many of his publications are available on SSRN.