Aaron Dhir

Professor of Law


Education/Professional Certification

LLM, NYU School of Law
LLB, Dalhousie Law School
BA (with Distinction), Dalhousie University

Expertise

Corporate law and governance, corporate theory, corporate accountability

Biography

Aaron Dhir joined UConn Law in 2022 after 15 years on the faculty at Osgoode Hall Law School. He previously has served as the Justin D’Atri Visiting Professor of Law, Business, and Society at Columbia Law School and as the Florence Rogatz Visiting Professor of Law and the Canadian Bicentennial Visiting Professor of Law at Yale Law School. He has also been a visiting professor at Stanford Law School and a visiting scholar at Harvard University, the University of Oxford, Berkeley Law School, and University College London. He began his academic career in 2004 as a professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Windsor.

Professor Dhir’s scholarly interests center on corporate law, governance, theory, history, and accountability. An award-winning teacher, and an internationally recognized expert on the intersections of corporate law and governance with diversity and human rights, Professor Dhir is the author of Challenging Boardroom Homogeneity: Corporate Law, Governance, and Diversity. This book, published by Cambridge University Press, has emerged as a blueprint for discussions on diversifying corporate governance and has been cited by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Nasdaq Stock Market, the U.S. Government Accountability Office, and members of the U.S. Congress, among others. His current book project is a socio-legal history of the Black Star Line shipping company.

Professor Dhir has contributed opinion pieces to The Atlantic, Slate, The Globe & Mail, and The Toronto Star, and his research findings have been discussed in outlets such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Harvard Business Review, Forbes, National Public Radio, Politico, Newsweek, Vox, The Seattle Times, The Hartford Courant, The Globe & Mail, The Financial Post, The Toronto Star, CBC Radio-Canada, TheStreet, and ThinkProgress.

Professor Dhir has participated as an invited expert in policy reform initiatives convened by the United Nations, the Government of Canada, and the Ontario Securities Commission. He began his professional career with one of Canada’s leading business law firms. He then made a shift to social justice advocacy and has acted on cases up to and including the Supreme Court of Canada. He was recognized by Lexpert Magazine in 2011 as one of Canada’s leading lawyers under 40 and is a recipient of the South Asian Bar Association of Toronto’s Young Lawyer of the Year Award. He completed his graduate studies at New York University School of Law, where he was awarded the Arthur T. Vanderbilt Medal, and received his LLB and BA degrees from Dalhousie University.

Aaron Dhir
Contact Information
Emailaaron.dhir@uconn.edu