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Prof. MacLean received a joint B.C.L. / LL.B. from the McGill University Faculty of Law in 2006 and clerked for Justice Marie Deschamps at the Supreme Court of Canada in 2007-2008.
Prof. MacLean practiced law as a litigator, first with the firm Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York and then with Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP in Toronto.
He has also served as a Legal Consultant to the Expert Panel on Securities Regulation and the Canadian Securities Transition Office (2008-2010).
He is called to the Bar in New York and Ontario.
Prof. MacLean's research interests include environmental law, corporate law (particularly corporate social responsibility), civil procedure, constitutional law, and legal education.
He is co-author of the second edition of a leading text on CSR, Corporate Social Responsibility: A Legal Analysis (2nd ed., LexisNexis, forthcoming in 2014), as well as a contributing editor of the Global Competition Litigation Review and the Constitutional and Administrative Law Editor of the Toronto Law Journal.
Prof. MacLean writes a bi-weekly column for the Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal on environmental sustainability and blogs about a variety of legal issues on the University of Alberta Faculty of Law Blog.