On behalf of the JD/MBA Students’ Association, we would like to welcome you to the 15th Annual JD/MBA Conference. Each year, the Association organizes and hosts a conference that explores topical issues affecting both the legal and business communities. The purpose of our Conference is to demonstrate the overlapping and inseparable nature of law and business and, consequently, the value of combining a legal and business education. This year’s conference, The Leading Edge: Strength in Turbulent Economic Times, aims to bring together prominent leaders, practitioners and professionals from legal, business, government and academic backgrounds. Together, they will lead discussions on how organizations are maintaining or creating competitive advantages in the face of ongoing economic challenges.


We would like to thank the sponsors, speakers, professors, staff from both Osgoode and Schulich, as well as all of the volunteers who generously donated their time and resources to this year’s Conference. This year’s event would not be possible without their collective effort. In particular, we would like to thank the Joint JD/MBA Program Directors, Professors Peter Macdonald and Tom Johnson, as well as Edward Waitzer for all of their guidance and dedication to the success of the conference.