Dan Rohde is an S.J.D. Candidate at Harvard Law School, where his research focuses on the legal history of money and capitalism, particularly in the legal history and design of monetary institutions, business firms and employment. His dissertation will look at the legal history of the Bank of Canada, and will explore how its creation was interlaced with the growth of Canadian sovereignty and Canadian capitalism.
Prior to enrolling at Harvard Law School, Dan practiced in labor and employment law at a leading union-side law firm in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, as well as at a legal clinic that specializes in cases with a systemic impact on those living in poverty throughout Ontario. Originally from Syracuse, NY, he also worked briefly as an elementary school teacher in Brooklyn, NY.
Dan has a B.A. from the New School University, an M.S. in Education from Brooklyn College, and a J.D. from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. After law school, he clerked at the Ontario Court of Appeal for Associate Chief Justice Alexandra Hoy, Associate Chief Justice Dennis O’Connor and Justice Eileen Gillese.