Western Law


Faculty Awards & Accolades 

Prof. Richard McLaren named to Order of Canada

Western Law professor and alumnus Richard McLaren LLB’71, has been awarded one of Canada’s highest civilian honours. Governor General David Johnston named McLaren an Officer of the Order of Canada on December 30. Read More. 

Sara Seck lauded for her environmental law research

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. Read more.

Nicholls named Beattie Chair in Corporate Law

Western Law professor Christopher Nicholls (pictured left) has been appointed The W. Geoff Beattie Chair in Corporate Law effective July 1, 2015. Read more

Sara Seck appointed Senior Fellow to research impact of climate change

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Western Law professor Sara Seck as Senior Fellow with its International Law Research Program. Read More

Neyers honoured with Faculty Scholar award

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. Read more

Michael Lynk named to Mayor of London Honours List

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. Read More

Richard McLaren recipient of Huron Alumni Award of Distinction

Western Law professor Richard McLaren was the 2014 recipient of Huron College’s Alumni Award of Distinction. The award is presented for outstanding achievement in a professional field and community service, enriching the lives of others through generous gifts of time and talent. Read More

Oosterveld named inaugural member of Royal Society’s ‘College'

Western Law professor Valerie Oosterveld has been named among 91 inaugural members of the Royal Society of Canada’s (RSC) College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Those named to the College represent the emerging generation of scholarly, scientific and artistic leadership in Canada. Read more

Nicholls appointed Research Fellow at U.S.-based think tank

Western Law professor Christopher Nicholls has joined a distinguished advisory group of academic, nonprofit and financial services leaders. Nicholls has been appointed a research fellow at The Filene Research Institute, a U.S.-based nonprofit independent think tank for the consumer finance industry. Read more

Professor Robert Solomon awarded Distinguished University Professorship

SolomonDuring his exemplary 40 years at Western, Robert Solomon has achieved a synthesis of teaching, research and service that Western Law Dean Iain Scott called “virtually unmatched.” His impressive career has now been honoured with the 2013 Distinguished University Professorship. The award honours faculty who have built a record of excellence in the areas of teaching, research and service over a substantial career at Western. Read More

Stephen Pitel wins OCUFA teaching award

PitelProf. Stephen Pitel is a recipient of the prestigious Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) Teaching and Academic Librarianship Award. “As noted by his nominators, Professor Pitel’s work has transformed legal education at Western and across Ontario,” said Kate Lawson, President of OCUFA. “He has pioneered the teaching of ethics and professionalism, ensuring that Ontario’s young lawyers understand their responsibilities and professional obligations. Read More

Prof. Tom Telfer awarded Canadian Insolvency Foundation Fellowship

Tom TelferThe Canadian Insolvency Foundation’s Lloyd Houlden Memorial Research Fellowship was presented to Western Law professor Tom Telfer at a conference of the Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals held in Toronto this past May.The $20,000 Fellowship, named after the late Hon. Lloyd Houlden, Q.C., a distinguished former Justice of the Ontario Court of Appeal, supports research for a paper that addresses current issues in Canadian insolvency policy and practice. Read More