Faisal M. Kutty
80 Corporate Drive, Suite 302
Co-Founder, Baksh & Kutty Law Firm (2003 to 2005; Founder Kutty & Associates (1996-2003).
1) Chapter titled Shari'a Courts in Canada in DEBATING SHARIA: ISLAM, GENDER POLITICS, AND FAMILY LAW ARBITRATION Edited by Anna C. Korteweg and Jennifer A. Selby (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012).
2) “The Myth and Reality of “Shari’a” Courts” in Canada: A Delayed Opportunity for the Indigenization of Islamic Legal Rulings” Islamic Law and Constitutional Liberty Symposium issue of the U. St. Thomas L.J. (Volume 7, Issue 3).
3) “Hate speech sometimes warrants censorship” in Noel Merino, ed., Censorship (Greenhaven Press: Detroit, 2010).
4) “No-Fly Lists Do Not Keep America Safe” in Lauri S. Friedman, ed., Introducing Issues With Opposing Viewpoints: National Security (Gale/Greenhaven Press: Chicago, 2010) 89.
5) Review of “Islam, Secularism and Liberal Democracy: Toward a New Democratic Theory for the Muslim Societies” by Nader Hashemi, 2009, Oxford University Press, Oxford, in The Globe and Mail, July 9, 2009.
6) Review of “The Constitution of Law: Legality in a Time of Emergency” by David Dyzenhaus, 2006, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, in (2008) 24 Windsor Rev. Legal Soc. Issues 73.
7) “Non-Western Societies Have Influenced Human Rights” in Jacqueline Langwith, ed., Opposing Viewpoints: Human Rights (Gale/Greenhaven Press: Chicago, 2007) 41.
8) “The Shari’a Factor in International Commercial Arbitration” (2006), 28 Loy. L.A. Int. & Comp. L. Rev. 565.
9) Review of “Farce Majeure: The Clinton Administration’s Sudan Policy 1993-2000” by David Hoile, (2001) American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, Volume 19, Number 2.
10) Review of “American Islam: Growing up Muslim in America” by Richard Wormser, 1994, Walker & Company, New York, (1997) Musl. World Bk. Rev., Vol. 17, No. 3, 39.
11) “Indian Muslims: Rebuilding a Community” (1997) Journal Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs, Vol. 17, No. 1, 107.
12) Review of “The Politics of Islamic Resurgence: Through Western Eyes” by Ahmad AbulJobain and Ahmad Bin Yousef, 1992, UASR. Inc., (1993) Islamic Studies 222.
13) Review of “Human Rights in Crisis: The International System for Protecting Rights During States of Emergency” by Joan M. Fitzpatrick, 1994, University of Pennsylvania Press (1994) Ottawa L. R. 253.
Called to the Ontario Bar in 1996, Mr. Kutty is a co-founder and principal of KSM Law, a Toronto-based full service law firm. He is currently an assistant professor of law at Valparaiso University School of Law in Indiana. He is also an adjunct professor of law at Osgoode Hall Law School fo York University. He holds a J.D. (cum laude) from the University of Ottawa, and an LL.M. in Civil Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution from Osgoode Hall Law School of York University. He has experience in a broad range of practice areas, including human rights, national security law, business, community advocacy and Islamic law. He has acted for a number of the leading Islamic finance companies in Canada and has served as consultant on Islamic law and practice for a broad range of clients, including an award-winning sitcom on national television. Mr. Kutty has also acted as legal counsel to a number of civil and human rights groups who among other things intervened in the Arar Inquiry, the Iacobucci Inquiry, the Air India Inquiry as well as the IRPA security certificate cases at the Supreme Court. In 2006, he filed submissions challenging the legality and constitutionality of Canada’s “no-fly” list, known as Passenger Protect, on behalf of more than two-dozen civil and human rights groups. He has published extensively on a broad range of subjects both in academic and non-academic venues. Mr. Kutty has previously taught Legal Research and Writing at Osgoode; Corporate Law in the Bar Admissions Program; and Skills and Professional Responsibility at the Law Society of Upper Canada. He has also guest lectured on Islamic law and multiculturalism at Osgoode and on national security law at the University of Windsor Law School as well as the University of Toronto.