Stephanie Ben-Ishai

Stephanie Ben-Ishai, a full professor at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University, is an affiliated scholar with the firm. As such, she has provided advice to clients of the firm principally with respect to private law issues arising in the context of transactions and litigation.

Prior to joining the faculty at Osgoode, Stephanie served as a law clerk at the Court of Appeal for Ontario and practised in the Insolvency Group at another Toronto law firm. At Osgoode, her principal areas of research and teaching have included insolvency, contract, corporate governance and commercial law.

A frequent guest speaker, Stephanie has presented her work around the world and served as a visiting professor at a number of institutions, including the University of Toronto's Faculty of Law, Monash University Law School (Melbourne, Australia), the University of Florida, Levin College of Law (Gainesville, Florida) and the Faculty of Law, University of Otago (Dunedin, New Zealand). She has received the American Bankruptcy Institute Medal of Excellence, SSHRC and Fulbright fellowships. Stephanie has served as an INSOL International Scholar and was awarded the Osgoode Hall Law School Research Fellowship for her insolvency research.

Stephanie has been active in commercial law reform and has been consulted by governments and self regulatory organizations on insolvency and commercial law matters. She has also acted as an expert on Ontario law.


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Professional Affiliations

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Member, Insolvency Institute of Canada

Member, International Academy of Commercial and Consumer Law

Member and Past Secretary, Canadian Law and Economics Association

Member, International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation

Board Memberships

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  • Editorial Board Member and Advocacy Committee Member, Insolvency Institute of Canada

Community Involvement

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Teaching Engagements

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Speaking Engagements

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Articles and Publications

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Stephanie is the author and co-author/co-editor of four books on insolvency and contract law and over 25 articles on insolvency, commercial and corporate law, including:

  • Canadian Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law, Cases, Text and Materials (Toronto: Emond Montgomery, 2009);
  • Contracts Cases and Commentaries, 8th Edition (Toronto: Carswell, 2009);
  • Bankruptcy Reforms 2008 (Toronto: Carswell, 2008); and
  • Canadian Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law: Bill C-55, Statute C.47 and Beyond (Toronto: LexisNexis Canada Inc., 2007).

She is also the Canadian international co-editor for the Journal of Banking and Finance (Australia) and a past General Editor and Insolvency Special Issue Editor for the Banking and Finance Law Review.

Stephani Ben-Ishai
Stephanie Ben-Ishai
Affiliated Scholar
Bar Admissions:

Ontario, 2002


Osgoode Hall Law School, LL.B.

Harvard Law School, LL.M.