Maura R. Grossman receives 2020 Faculty Teaching Award from Osgoode Hall Law School

Friday, May 29, 2020

Cheriton School of Computer Science Research Professor Maura R. Grossman was one of eight recipients of a Faculty Teaching or Service Award from York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School.

photo of Maura R. Grossman

These prestigious awards are conferred to faculty members who bring out the best in Osgoode Hall Law School’s students and its community, inspiring them with their spirit of leadership and their dedication.

Below are some excerpts from the letters of nomination she received.

Professor Grossman was innovative, engaging, and effective, and reflected the consistent, compassionate excellence for which Osgoode is known.

Her innovative and supportive approach to difficult modern questions enriches the minds of her students and the curriculum of any school fortunate enough to have her.

Every class, Professor Grossman challenged us to reach beyond our existing conceptions and appreciate the broader range of possibilities being created by emerging technologies.

It has been rare at Osgoode to meet a professor who refuses to accept your answer — and refuses to let you slink away with your answer — at face value. Professor Grossman would push us to talk through the premise of our suggestions and force us to unpack the consequences behind those premises.

She pushed us to be our best. We knew that if we faltered, she would be there — it goes without saying that such a combination creates an ideal learning environment.

In December 2019, Professor Grossman was recognized as a National and a Global eDiscovery Leader by Who’s Who Legal 2020 — an acknowledgement of experts and lawyers across Canada and globally who are leaders in this burgeoning new field of law.

Maura Grossman is a Research Professor at the Cheriton School of Computer Science. Her expertise is in technology-assisted review of documents for high-stake legal cases and, more recently, scientific and medical journal papers to speed the race for COVID-19 treatments. She is also the Director of Women in Computer Science at the Cheriton School of Computer Science, an Adjunct Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, and principal of Maura Grossman Law, an eDiscovery law and consulting firm based in Buffalo, New York. Before joining the University of Waterloo, Maura was of counsel at the prominent Manhattan law firm Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz.

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