Western Law to host unique aboriginal law moot

December 10, 2012

In March Western Law will welcome students from 17 law schools across Canada to take part in a unique mooting experience. The 2013 Kawaskimhon Talking Circle Moot provides law students a forum in which they are challenged to find ways of reconciling indigenous and non-indigenous legal orders and values.


Dallaire outlines 'new world disorder' and provides lessons of hope at Pensa Lecture

November 29, 2012

Senator Dallaire brought lessons of hope and an inspiring call to action at the 2012 Claude and Elaine Pensa Lecture in Human Rights at Western University.


Beryl bids farewell: "It's been a great ride"

November 26, 2012

Alumni, colleagues, friends and family gathered on November 22 in London to celebrate and pay tribute to Beryl Theobald, Western Law's Director of Admissions, who is retiring after a 33-year career at the Faculty of Law.


Study calls for drug-driving crackdown

November 23, 2012

Western Law associate dean Erika Chamberlain along with fellow Western Law professor Robert Solomon, released, Drug-Impaired Driving in Canada: Review and Recommendations for MADD Canada. The study calls for the Canadian government to work toward introducing roadside saliva screening to test for the most commonly-used drugs.


New grad wins Canadian Tax Foundation prize

November 21, 2012

Michael Royal '12 has won the 2011-2012 Canadian Tax Foundation Fasken Martineau DuMoulin Award. The award recognizes the top student tax-related research paper in the Ontario region.


Advocacy skill on display at Cherniak Cup

November 20, 2012

The 2012 Cherniak Cup, the faculty's internal trial advocacy competition, has been awarded to third-year law student Blair Siemens.


Developing Tort Law at an Intermediate Appellate Court

November 08, 2012

On November 5, 2012, Justice Robert Sharpe of the Court of Appeal for Ontario delivered the first Tort Law Research Group public lecture for the 2012-13 academic year. Speaking to an enthusiastic audience of over 120 students and faculty members, Justice Sharpe discussed three cases that raised issues about the development of tort law by an intermediate appeal court.


Alumni honoured at awards ceremony

November 06, 2012

Three outstanding alumni were celebrated for their achievements in community service, leadership and mentoring, and business acumen at the 2012 Alumni Awards of Distinction Reception held on Nov. 1. "Rosemary McCarney '77, Peter Aceto '91 and Jay Carfagnini '80 have all made a significant impact in their chosen fields," said Dean Iain Scott.


Columbia prof presents paper on shareholder value at Torys Speaker Series

November 05, 2012

Jeffrey Gordon, the Richard Paul Richman Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Center for Law and Economic Studies at Columbia Law School, visited Western Law on Friday November 2 to deliver a paper as part of the Torys LLP Business and Law Pre-eminent Scholars series.


Chief Justice receives Honorary Degree from Western

October 29, 2012

Today's graduates should look ahead to the grand arc of their lives, a time during which they'll grow and learn to give back to their communities, said Beverley McLachlin, the 17th Chief Justice of Canada and first female chief justice of the Supreme Court.


Students develop negotiation skills at Torys LLP Competition

October 24, 2012

Strong negotiation expertise is vital to a successful legal career and the Torys LLP Negotiation Competition provides students a forum to develop those critical skills.


Yale law prof discusses financial regulation at Torys LLP Scholars series

October 22, 2012

Professor Roberta Romano of the Yale Law School spoke on her paper "Regulating in the Dark" as part of the Torys LLP Business and Law Pre-eminent Scholars Series. Romano is the Sterling Professor of Law at Yale and Director of the Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law.


CUSLI Lecture Explores Global Trade

October 18, 2012

Richard Cunningham, Senior Partner at Steptoe & Johnson LLP in Washington D.C., gave the Sixth Annual Canada-United States Law Institute Distinguished Lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 16 on the subject of "Trade after Doha: the Growing Divide between the Emerging Nations and the Developing World".


Mooting excellence on display at Lerners Cup

October 11, 2012

On October 4 the Faculty of Law witnessed student advocacy at its finest as eight finalists competed in the 2012 Lerners Cup. After a hard-fought final round, Stephanie Marentette was named the winner of this year's Cup.


Torys LLP and Geoff Beattie '84 partner to create Corporate Law Chair

September 13, 2012

Christopher Nicholls knows what he would demand from a law school if he were a student today. "I would want to have a chance to develop the soundest technical legal skills and knowledge, to develop an informed perspective on the role of the corporate lawyer."


Gift pushes corporate law to forefront

September 12, 2012

One of the country's top business leaders and a Canadian international business law firm have joined forces to further enhance Western University's renowned research and teaching of corporate law.


New Issue of Amicus Curiae Available

September 10, 2012

The September 2012 issue of Amicus Curiae, Western Law's student newspaper, is now available.


Dean Scott welcomes Class of 2015

September 05, 2012

Dean Iain Scott invited the incoming class of 2015 to make the most of their law school experience and enjoy the journey, as they were formally welcomed to the school by faculty and staff on Tuesday, September 4.


Bradley Miller appointed Visiting Fellow at Princeton

August 28, 2012

Western Law professor Bradley Miller has been appointed as the Ann and Herbert W. Vaughan Visiting Fellow in the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University for the 2012-13 academic year. The appointment is a first for a Canadian legal scholar.


Student paper wins Insolvency Institute of Canada award

August 23, 2012

Dina Milivojevic '12 has won first place in the 2012 Insolvency Institute of Canada's Law Student Writing Award Competition.


New report critical of proposed tariff for post-secondary institutions

August 16, 2012

A new research report by Western Law professor Samuel Trosow is critical of the Proposed Tariff for post-secondary institutions now pending before the Copyright Board.


Law students prepare report for U.S. Department of Agriculture

August 15, 2012

Four Western Law students worked on an innovative project this summer commissioned from the Canada-United States Law Institute (CUSLI) by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).


Challenging Orthodoxy Conference

July 23, 2012

Western Law hosted the sixth biennial conference on the Law of Obligations from July 17-20, 2012. With a theme of "Challenging Orthodoxy," the conference featured over 60 speakers from throughout the common law world presenting on topics in torts, contracts, equity, unjust enrichment and private law theory.


Binnie encourages all to build just society

June 19, 2012

In the hard sciences, such as engineering, progress is constant, but in law, progress is an ongoing battle and today's graduates will have to choose to make the kind of society they want to live in, said former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada Ian Binnie.


Class of 2012 encouraged to follow their own path

June 18, 2012

Family, friends and faculty gathered at Althouse College on June 15 to honour and congratulate Western Law's Class of 2012.


In a world of danger, a safe place to teach

June 01, 2012

In some countries, scholars are being taught the finer points of intimidation, threats of physical harm, harassment and surveillance. Such was the case for Anna Dolidze, from the Republic of Georgia in the former Soviet Union, who is being welcomed to Western Law under the Scholars at Risk Network (SAR).


Calls for nominations for the 2012 Western Law Alumni Awards

May 30, 2012

Western Law and the Law Alumni Association are pleased to offer an annual awards program that recognizes alumni who have made outstanding contributions to the law school, their profession and to society. Nominations for this year's awards are now being accepted until Friday, June 15.


Gift allows Western to mine industry expertise

May 29, 2012

Steve Vaughan not only knows the problem, he has lived it. "Lawyers are lawyers and the mining business is the mining business," said Vaughan, a leading expert on mining and natural resources law, and partner in the Business Law Group of Heenan Blaikie.


Memorial Award to honour Kanika Suri '12

May 28, 2012

The Western Law community is mourning the death of Kanika Suri, a graduate from the class of 2012, who died Friday, April 27. To honour her memory Western Law has established the Nidhi Kanika Suri Memorial Award.


Significant new gift advances mining law and finance

May 15, 2012

Mining has deep roots in Canada but the sky's the limit for its future economic potential. Now, a significant new gift from Stephen Dattels (LLB'72) in the area of mining law and finance will help prepare Western University law students to play a role in one of Canada's most vital economic engines.


Courting a superpower: Western attempts to stand out from the crowd

April 19, 2012

John Whalley knows how to court a superpower. The Western Economics professor, who recently added the 2012 Killam Prize to his impressive list of honours, focuses his research on Chinese policy issues, which led him to somewhat famously conclude "nothing happens in China without impacting the rest of the world."


New Associate Dean appointments

April 10, 2012

W. Iain Scott is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Erika Chamberlain as Associate Dean (Academic) and the re-appointment of Professor Craig Brown, as Associate Dean (Administration) both for three-year terms. The appointments are effective July 1, 2012.


Students compete internationally at the Vis Commercial Arbitration Moot

April 09, 2012

Two law students represented Western University for the first time at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna. Daniel Hynes and John Mather participated in the prestigious international moot court competition, which featured 282 schools competing from 68 countries.


Lenczner Slaght Sponsors Advocacy Competition in Legal Ethics and Professionalism

March 30, 2012

Hunter Forman and Daniel Levine have won the third annual Lenczner Slaght Advocacy Competition in Legal Ethics and Professionalism.


Western Law team wins Hicks Cup

March 26, 2012

A Western Law team has won the Hicks Morley Labour Arbitration Competition. Law students Ed O'Dwyer and Tori Crawford secured the Hicks Cup on Friday, March 23 in Toronto.


Dallaire lecture postponed

March 23, 2012

Originally scheduled for this afternoon, Senator Romeo Dallaire's 2012 Claude and Elaine Pensa Lecture in Human Rights has been cancelled due to travel complications resulting from a wildcat strike by Air Canada. A rescheduled lecture time and date will be announced as soon as possible.


Harvard law scholar is visiting professor in Business Law

March 14, 2012

Reinier H. Kraakman, one of the world's most prolific and influential corporate legal academics is at Western Law as the inaugural holder of the Richard H. McLaren Visiting Professorship in Business Law.


Students launch new corporate restructuring moot

March 13, 2012

A new moot conceived of by Western Law students provides practical appellate advocacy experience in a business law context. Launched on March 7, The Chaitons LLP Corporate Restructuring Advocacy Competition is the brainchild of Western Law students, Michael Kril-Mascarin and Lee Nicholson.


Jessup Moot team heads to international finals

March 12, 2012

A second-place finish at the 2012 Jessup Moot earned a Western Law team a chance to compete in the International finals. The White & Case Canadian National Division Qualifying Tournament of the 2012 Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition was held this past week in Montreal.


Western Law wins National Tax moot

March 05, 2012

Western Law took the Best Team award in the second annual Bowman Moot, Canada's first competitive moot on taxation, held in Toronto on March 2 and 3.


Law student wins big at Ontario Trial Lawyer's Association Cup

March 05, 2012

Western Law student Julie Menten garnered three awards at the 2012 Ontario Trial Lawyer's Association (OTLA) Cup held at the Ottawa Courthouse on March 3.


Western Law reaches finals at Niagara International Moot

March 05, 2012

The Western Law team of Justin Dick, Rachel Slingerland, James van Wyck and Stephanie Doucet (all coached by Prof. Nina Khouri) enjoyed success at this year's Niagara International Moot Court competition held in Washington D.C. on February 24 and 25.


Finding the will to intervene: Romeo Dallaire to deliver Pensa Lecture in Human Rights

March 01, 2012

Senator Romeo Dallaire has seen the worst of humanity. Informed by that experience, however, he brings lessons of hope as he delivers the 2012 Claude and Elaine Pensa Lecture in Human Rights at Western University.


Hicks Morley Labour Law Moot

March 01, 2012

The team of Ed O'Dwyer and Tori Crawford was awarded the Hicks Plaque at the 14th annual Hicks Morley Labour Law Moot held on February 29.


Trosow appears before Commons Committee on Copyright

February 29, 2012

Professor Samuel Trosow, who holds a joint appointment in the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Information & Media Studies, appeared before the House of Commons Special Committee on Bill C-11 on February 27 to present testimony to the Committee on the copyright revision bill.


SSHRC Grant to explore technology transfer

February 28, 2012

Prof. Samuel Trosow has been awarded a Knowledge Synthesis Grant from SSHRC to study the role of Canadian universities in transmitting knowledge in the forms of technology transfer mechanisms, intellectual property agreements and other knowledge diffusion policies.


Where We've Been: 2012 International Law Student Photography Exhibition

February 22, 2012

Twelve student artists and sixteen photographs were selected from a pool of 283 entries. The visions and talent of the students are generously supported by Harrison Pensa LLP.


Western Wins Fox Intellectual Property Moot Cup and a Trip to the International Oxford IP Moot

February 21, 2012

Ben Reingold and Charlie Pettypiece have won the Fox Intellectual Property Cup for Western in a hard fought final round.


Ian Binnie judges the judges at Coxford Lecture

February 17, 2012

The Hon. Ian Binnie delivered the 4th annual Coxford Lecture to a full house at Western Law on February 16. His lecture, "Judging the Judges: May they boldly go where Justice Rand went before", highlighted the importance of judicial creativity - and modesty - in interpreting the constitution.


Pitel wins teaching excellence award

February 16, 2012

Western Law professor Stephen Pitel is one of six Western professors to be honoured with the 2011-12 Edward G. Pleva award for excellence in teaching.


Cassels Brock digs deep for Western Law

February 15, 2012

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP has staked a significant claim in mining law education at Western. The firm's gift of $750,000 will support a unique mining law program at Western Law and initiatives to prepare students for the mining law and finance sector.


Norton Rose Canada LLP Supports Student Experience

February 07, 2012

Western Law students can enjoy a renovated space to gather and relax thanks to the generous support from the law firm Norton Rose Canada LLP. The $200,000 gift supports range of initiatives including significant upgrades to the student lounge, now named The Norton Rose Canada LLP Student Common Room.


Parachin appears before Standing Committee on Finance

February 06, 2012

Western Law Professor Adam Parachin appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance on February 2 to advise the Committee regarding its study of charitable donation incentives.


Wilkinson lauded with Intellectual Freedom award

February 03, 2012

Western Law professor Margaret Ann Wilkinson has been awarded the Ontario Library Association's Les Fowlie Intellectual Freedom Award. The award recognizes "the courage shown by individuals and organizations in defending the rights of library patrons to full access to information."


Coxford '77 welcomes 'opportunity to serve'

January 26, 2012

Western University will never be Stephen Coxford’s first love. But that doesn’t mean the institution didn’t play a key role in shaping the incoming chairman of Western University’s Board of Governors.


Western rolls out new branding

January 26, 2012

In some ways, it's back to the future for Western University. Today, Western rolled out a new visual identity - and with it a 'new' name - top administrators say will project a more unified brand as well as better position the university on the global stage.


Western's record gift to United Way

January 24, 2012

In a community with one of the highest unemployment rates in the country, the demand for services offered by United Way of London & Middlesex is in high demand. Contributing toward the citywide campaign goal of $8.5 million, The University of Western Ontario announced today a record-breaking gift of $716,632 on behalf of its faculty, staff, retirees and students, making it the largest donation ever to the local United Way.


New Student legal journal inspires scholarship

January 20, 2012

Western Law's first student-driven law review journal promises to stimulate new thinking on a variety of social and legal issues. The inaugural issue of The University of Western Ontario Journal of Legal Studies is now available online.


WADA chief: Protect integrity of sport (Video)

January 20, 2012

As athletes become increasingly more sophisticated at cheating, David Howman believes science alone will not be able to stop them. The director general of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) laid out a series of challenges facing anti-doping in sport at a talk hosted by Western Law's Distinguished Speakers Committee on Jan. 18.


WADA Director to speak on anti-doping challenges in sport

January 09, 2012

David Howman, Director General of the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) will address the issue "Current Challenges and Issues for Anti-Doping" on Wednesday, January 18 at 11:30 a.m. in the Faculty of Law's Moot Court Room. The free public talk is presented by Western Law's Distinguished Speakers Series.


Visiting January Term faculty bring the world to Western Law

January 04, 2012

A group of leading academics and practioners from around the globe will call Western Law home for the next month as they take part in the school's unique January Term program. The visiting faculty will teach month-long intensive courses allowing upper year law students to delve into a specific area of legal studies.