Shin Imai is currently a professor emeritus at Osgoode Hall Law School. He has published in the areas of Indigenous rights, immigration law, clinical legal education and conflicts between Indigenous communities and Canadian mining companies. He was awarded the Excellence in Teaching Award at the law school in 2004 and 2007, and the University-wide Teaching Award in 2010.
Prior to his appointment to the law school, he worked at Keewaytinok Native Legal Services in Moosonee, started his own practice with a focus on immigration and human rights law and developed Alternative Dispute Resolution programs and justice projects in Indigenous communities at the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General.
Professor Imai serves as a director of the Justice and Corporate Accountability Project (justice-project.org). a volunteer legal clinic that cultivates expertise in supporting Indigenous communities in the Americas and communities in Africa.