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Honour Roll recognizes teaching excellence

December 15, 2015

Sixteen Western Law faculty and adjunct professors have been recognized by their students for high-quality teaching for the 2014-15 academic year.

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Law alumna named among Most Powerful Women

December 03, 2015

Cynthia Clarke, LLB’97, Partner and National Group Head, Specialized Litigation, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, was recently named among the 2015 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winners, sponsored by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN).

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Richard McLaren discusses his role in game-changing doping report

December 01, 2015

Western Faculty of Law professor Richard McLaren was one of three World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) independent commissioners, who recently released a scathing report accusing many of Russia’s top track and field athletes of participating in a systematic doping program.

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CUSLI lecture explores Trans-Pacific Partnership

November 19, 2015

Ian Laird spoke about the problems and prospects for the Trans-Pacific Partnership at the 9th Canada-U.S. Law Institute Distinguished Lecture held on Nov. 17.

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Western Law LL.M. Graduate Wins International Insolvency Award

November 16, 2015

Alfonso Nocilla, LL.M.’11 has been awarded the 2015 Ian Strang Founders Award by INSOL International (International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals).

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Western law professor at centre of Russian doping report

November 11, 2015

Western Law professor Richard McLaren has co-authored an explosive report that accuses the Russian government of complicity in widespread doping and cover-ups by its track and field athletes.

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Sara Seck lauded for her environmental law research

October 27, 2015

Sara Seck has been awarded the prestigious Emerging Scholar award by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)'s Academy of Environmental Law.

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Gift supports new insolvency and financial restructuring program

October 22, 2015

The Catalyst Capital Group Inc. has committed up to $2.5 million to support an innovative program at Western Law in insolvency law and corporate and financial restructuring. This is part of a $10 million program being developed by Catalyst dedicated to this area of research and education.

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PhD student earns scholarship to top think tank

September 23, 2015

A prestigious scholarship will allow a Western Law doctoral student the opportunity to research at a leading international law think tank on international governance.

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Sustainable development focus of visiting professor

September 15, 2015

Western Law is pleased to announce the appointment of David Grinlinton of the University of Auckland as the Cassels Brock Visiting Professor in Mining Law & Finance.

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Litigation speaker series launched

September 10, 2015

A new speaker series hosted by Western Law aims to give students the opportunity to gain the practical skills they need to become effective litigators, and to receive tips from top-notch experienced lawyers.

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Journal of Legal Studies, SGPS partner on special issue

September 10, 2015

As the Western Journal of Legal Studies approaches 30,000 downloads, the journal’s editorial board has collaborated with Western’s School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies to produce its latest special issue, Law: Helping Hand or Iron Fist.

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Nicholls named Beattie Chair in Corporate Law

September 01, 2015

Western Law professor Christopher Nicholls has been appointed The W. Geoff Beattie Chair in Corporate Law effective July 1, 2015.

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Western Law welcomes new professors

July 15, 2015

Western Law is pleased to announce the appointment of Kate Glover and Jacob Shelley as assistant professors at the Faculty of Law beginning July 1, 2015.

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Law grad awarded prestigious fellowship

June 25, 2015

Recent Western Law graduate Chelsea Smith ’15 has been awarded the prestigious Richard J. Schmeelk Canada Fellowship to pursue graduate studies in french.

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Western Law student wins OBA essay competition

June 25, 2015

Shirelle Goodman JD’15 has won first place in the Ontario Bar Association’s Foundation Award essay competition.

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Class of 2015 celebrated at awards ceremony

June 18, 2015

Dean Iain Scott congratulated the Class of 2015 and welcomed family, friends and special guests to the school’s annual law awards ceremony held June 17.

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Coxford lecture examines the justice and jurisprudence of reparations

June 12, 2015

In her 2015 Coxford Lecture, Professor Adrienne Davis posed the question what, if anything, can the law do to undo the wrongs and harms of slavery?

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Sara Seck appointed Senior Fellow to research impact of climate change

June 12, 2015

The Centre for International Governance Innovation has announced the appointment of Western Law professor Sara Seck as Senior Fellow with its International Law Research Program.

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Western Law professor assumes government role in Republic of Georgia

June 09, 2015

Western Law professor Anna Dolidze has been appointed Deputy Minister for Defence of the Republic of Georgia in the former Soviet Union. Her primary focus will be in the area of human rights and international law activities.

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Law alumna Rosemary McCarney new UN ambassador

June 08, 2015

Rosemary McCarney, LLB'77, Plan Canada’s president and chief executive officer, has been appointed Canada's next ambassador to the United Nations.

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Graduate student conference examines boundaries of law

May 28, 2015

Is law a positive tool for regulating actions or a coercive force and a means of perpetuating inequalities - or both? Those were some of the questions debated at Western Law’s first Interdisciplinary Graduate Student conference, held May 21-22.

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Big Ideas: Placing a proper value on parenting

May 13, 2015

What are the most valuable ‘good things’ in our lives? Such questions are abstract, the stuff of thousands of years of philosophical thinking and writing, but the answers also bear directly on some important issues of current government policy.

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Western Journal of Legal Studies hits milestone

May 12, 2015

Western Journal of Legal Studies (WJLS) recently released its largest-ever issue, which arrives as the student-run journal approaches a milestone 25,000 downloads.

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Work-life balance explored at Conference

April 14, 2015

The balance between caregiving and paid employment, particularly as experienced by women and mothers, was the focus of a conference “Carrying the Motherload: Women, Families, and Work” coordinated by Western Law professor Gillian Demeyere.

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Students secure external moot success

April 09, 2015

Western Law students gained valuable skills and scored some impressive finishes at a variety of external moots held over the past few months.

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Nobel Prize Winner delivers Annual Western Law Business and Law Lecture

April 06, 2015

Western Law was pleased to welcome Nobel prize winning economist Myron Scholes on March 31 to deliver the 6th Annual Western Law Business and Law Lecture, part of Western Law’s Torys LLP Corporate and Securities Law Forum.

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New curriculum to provide increased learning options

March 23, 2015

Western Law is excited to announce several changes to its curriculum beginning in the 2015-16 academic year. These changes are intended to expand students’ options and provide greater opportunities for advanced, active and experiential learning.

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Neyers honoured with Faculty Scholar award

March 13, 2015

Professor Jason Neyers has been named Western Law’s Faculty Scholar for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 academic periods. This campus wide award recognizes significant achievements in teaching or research.

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The Coxford Lecture examines the case for reparations

February 27, 2015

Professor Adrienne Davis of Washington University in St. Louis will explore the topic of reparations for slavery in her talk "The Justice and Jurisprudence of Reparations" at the 2015 Coxford Lecture.

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New grant project explores Canadian fiduciary relationships

February 19, 2015

Professor Erika Chamberlain has been awarded a Western Strategic Support for SSHRC Success Bridge grant for her project "Canada's Unique Conception of Fiduciary Relationships".

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Student-run law journal tackles controversial issues

March 23, 2017

The Western Journal of Legal Studies recently released a pair of special issues spotlighting two of the hottest topics in law today – workers’ rights and state encroachment into personal lives.

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Students explore medical negligence in new moot

February 13, 2015

A new moot at Western Law provides students with practical trial-level advocacy experience in the health law field. The inaugural Legate & Associates Medical Malpractice Moot was held this past week at Western Law

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Access to Justice: Exposing Students to Barriers and Solutions

February 03, 2015

Access to justice is one of the most significant challenges facing the legal profession in a generation. A new ‘Access to Justice’ course at Western Law exposes students first-hand to this pressing issue through a series of community placements and lectures by key stakeholders.

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January Term enriches student experience

January 08, 2015

Eminent practitioners and legal academics from across the globe will join Western Law this month to teach during the school’s unique January Term.

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Michael Lynk named to Mayor of London Honours List

January 06, 2015

Western Law professor Michael Lynk topped the list of honorees when London Mayor Matt Brown released the annual Mayor of London Honours List on Jan. 1.

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