Speaker Profiles

Alan N. Young

Alan N. Young

Professor of Law

Osgoode Hall School of Law

Alan Young is an Associate Professor of Law at Osgoode Law School, and for nearly two decades has provided free legal services to those whose alternative lifestyles have brought them into conflict with the law. Through his work representing countless people suffering from AIDS, cancer and multiple sclerosis who were charged after using marihuana for medicinal purposes, the Federal Government was compelled to create a regulatory program authorizing the use of medical marihuana.

Canadian Lawyer magazine has recognized the contributions Professor Young has made to the law, and named him one of the “Top 25 Most Influential” in the justice system and legal profession in 2010, 2011 & 2012. He is also the author of Justice Defiled: Perverts, Potheads, Serial Killers and Lawyers (Toronto: Key Porter, 2003).

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