Karen Drake

Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

photo: Karen Drake

Karen Drake is an associate professor at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, a member of the Wabigoon Lake Ojibway Nation, and Counsel with JFK Law. Her teaching and research interests include Canadian law as it affects Indigenous peoples, Anishinaabe constitutionalism, Indigenous pedagogy within legal education, property law, and dispute resolution including civil procedure and Indigenous dispute resolution. She completed a clerkship with the Ontario Court of Appeal and subsequently served as a part-time judicial law clerk with the Federal Court. She previously served as a Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission, on the Board of Directors of the Indigenous Bar Association, and on the Board of Directors of the Human Rights Legal Support Centre. Karen currently volunteers as a member of the legal advisory panel for RAVEN and as a member of the Policy and Stakeholder Relations Committee for Covenant House Toronto.