Western Law

January Term faculty brings international perspective

January Term

(clockwise) Michala Meiselles, Jason Hynes, Wilbert Kolkman, Michael Kobetsky, Erika Chamberlain, Ian Scott, Rebecca Sutton and Alfonso Nocilla

Western Law’s January term is a highlight of the school’s academic year and provides students a global perspective in a range of private and public law.

This year’s January intensive courses include perspectives on family law, mining and energy law, tax treaties, business law, corporate insolvency and restructuring, and the laws of war.

By exploring these issues through a comparative or transnational lens, students can gain a deeper understanding of the range of possible legal frameworks and responses and, in turn, a more critical perspective on the relevant Canadian law.

Erika Chamberlain, Associate Dean (Academic) and Director of the January term, explained that Western Law’s January visiting professors not only enrich the classroom experience but also enhance faculty research.

 “It is inspiring to engage with colleagues from around the world and to develop new opportunities for research collaborations. January is an exciting time for all of us at Western Law,” she says.

Alfonso Nocilla earned his LLM at Western Law in 2011 and will teach a January intensive course in International and Comparative Corporate Insolvency Law.

“I am delighted to be returning to Western Law for the January Term,” he says. “My seminar course offers students the opportunity to critically examine the key features of the insolvency regimes of three leading jurisdictions - Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. - with reference to the international principles and standards set out by UNCITRAL and the World Bank.”

The 2017 January Term Faculty are:
Michael Kobetsky (The Australian National University College of Law); Prof. Wilbert Kolkman, James G. McLeod Professorship in Family Law, (Faculty of Law University of Groningen); Michala Meiselles (Jean Moulin, Lyon, France); David Grinlinton, Cassels Brock Visiting Professor in Mining Law and Finance, (Faculty of Law, University of Auckland); Alfonso Nocilla, Catalyst Capital Fellow in Insolvency Law (UCL Law); Ian Scott; Rebecca Sutton (London School of Economics); Ryan Hornby & Wendy Locke (McCarthy Tetrault); Jason Hynes (Bereskin & Parr LLP); and David Schnurr (Miller Thomson).