Jay Hewlin

Faculty Lecturer, Organizational Behaviour
Jay Hewlin
Contact Information
Email address: 
jay.hewlin [at] mcgill.ca
Alternate email address: 
linda.foster [at] mcgill.ca

Bronfman Building 
1001 rue Sherbrooke Ouest
Montreal, Quebec
H3A 1G5


Juris Doctorate Degree, Columbia University School of Law, New York, USA

Bachelor of Arts in Brass Performance, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA  


Organizational Behaviour
Teaching areas: 

Negotiations and Conflict Resolution

Managerial Negotiations

Business Fundamentals for Musicians (Schulich School of Music)

Contracts for Non-Lawyers (School of Continuing Education)


Jay A. Hewlin is an attorney and consultant, specializing in employment law, managerial effectiveness, leadership, contract negotiations, and conflict resolution. Jay’s diverse clients include corporations, law firms, government agencies, and not-for-profits. Jay’s counseling, training, and instruction facilitate organizational change, strategic human resource management, handling complaints of discrimination, and more generally, optimization of organizational development through effective human resource strategy.

Jay’s consulting and teaching are largely informed by his extensive management experience as well as his collaborative efforts with management scholars throughout the US and Canada on research examining employee satisfaction, retention, organizational culture, managing inclusive work forces, and employee selection. He is called upon to assist managers with developing core competencies of leveraging talent within diverse environments.

In addition to his work for corporations, Jay has counseled and represented the United States Senate offices in employment law matters, and researched the impact of particular provisions of the U.S. Constitution on workplace policy. Before joining the Senate, Jay worked in the Labor and Employment practice group of Proskauer Rose LLP, where he counseled human resource managers and senior executives on a broad range of labor and employment issues arising under federal, state, and local laws.

In addition to his consulting work, Jay is a highly regarded, award winning teacher. He is a Lecturer in Law at Columbia Law School in New York City.  He also teaches several executive classes and modules within various international management and leadership programs.

Jay graduated from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, in 2001. He also holds Bachelor of Arts degree is Brass Performance from Boston University. Between BU and CLS, Jay worked as a professional musician (trumpet), model, radio producer, and concert promoter.

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