Wilkinson to participate in UN IP session

December 13, 2013

Western Law professor Margaret Ann Wilkinson is heading to Geneva to participate in the 26th session of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) of the United Nation’s World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

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

November 22, 2013

Western Law professor Christopher 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.

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Yale's Gorton analyzes financial crisis at Beattie Lecture

November 07, 2017

The recent financial crisis was nothing more than a twenty-first century run on the bank, said influential economist Gary Gorton. Gorton, an expert in the global financial crisis from the Yale School of Management, delivered the 5th annual Beattie Family Lecture in Business Law at Western’s Faculty of Law.

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The 2013 Cherniak Cup

November 21, 2013

Second-year law student Joel Szaefer has won the 2013 Cherniak Cup, the faculty’s internal trial advocacy competition sponsored by Lerners LLP.

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Yale's Gary Gorton to deliver Beattie Family Lecture in Business Law

November 12, 2013

Influential economist Gary Gorton, an expert in the global financial crisis from the Yale School of Management, will deliver the 5th Annual Beattie Family Lecture in Business Law at Western's Faculty of Law on Wednesday November 13.

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With her father as an inspiration, a law student pursues her dream

November 06, 2013

As a young girl in small-town Ontario, Alana Vandervoort held an unusual aspiration. She dreamed of becoming a lawyer. Why unusual? No one from Vandervoort’s family practised law and she knew no lawyers.

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Law Profs lauded in Teaching Honour Roll

November 04, 2013

Nine professors from the Faculty of Law have earned a place on the University’s Teaching Honour Roll, an award presented annually to Western’s best instructors by the University Students’ Council.

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CUSLI Lecture explores boundary waters conflict

November 01, 2013

Commissioner Gordon Walker of the International Joint Commission delivered the Seventh Annual Canada-U.S. Law Institute Distinguished Lecture "The Boundary Waters Treaty – A Peace Treaty?" at Western Law on October 30.

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Bublick Lectures on Creation of Risk and the Duty of Care

November 01, 2013

Ellen Bublick, the Dan B. Dobbs Professor of Law at the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law, delivered the opening Tort Law Research Group public lecture for the 2013-14 academic year on October 29.

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Governor General's Gold Medal awarded to graduate law student

October 30, 2013

Western Law PhD student Kirsten Stefanik has been awarded the prestigious Governor General's Gold Medal for 2013. The award is in recognition of her outstanding academic performance in the completion of her Master of Laws (LLM) at Western Law.

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Moot focuses on Labour Law

October 23, 2013

Derrick Dodgson and Jessica He are the winners of the 2013 Kitchen Cup, awarded to the top team in the annual Borden Ladner Gervais/ Cavalluzzo Shilton Labour Law Moot at Western Law.

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Ivey-CUPL partnership 
opens new doors in China

October 22, 2013

The ties between Canada and China were strengthened last week in the field of education with the official launch of a new business-law program from Ivey Asia and China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL). The first intake of the program starts on Aug. 9, 2014.

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Law employee shows Western the Way

October 17, 2013

Natalie Samuel, a recruitment coordinator in the Faculty of Law, is this year's United Way sponsored employee for Western University. She is confident Western will achieve its ambitious $780,000 fundraising goal.

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Law PhD student 'humbled' by Dalai Lama Trust Scholarship

October 16, 2013

Western Law PhD student Tashi Phuntsok has been awarded a Dalai Lama Trust Scholarship. Tashi was among ten exceptional worldwide candidates of Tibetan descent who were selected to receive the $6,500 scholarship.

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Western Law congratulates Robert Shiller on receiving the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economics

October 15, 2013

Robert Shiller, one of Western Law's first Beattie Family Business and Law Speakers, was named the co-winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Economics on October 14.

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CFL president to speak on future of league

October 15, 2013

Michael Copeland LLB'93, President & COO of the Canadian Football League, will speak on "Game Plan: Opportunities & Challenges for the Modern CFL" as part of the school's Distinguished Speaker Series. The Grey Cup will be on display at the event.

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SSHRC grant spurs Aboriginal treaties research

October 11, 2013

Western Law professor Michael Coyle, along with Prof. John Borrows from the University of Minnesota, co-chaired a national colloquium on the legal implications of historical treaty making in Canada. The colloquium was sponsored by a grant received by Coyle from the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council.

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Visiting Professorship honours outstanding career of Richard McLaren

October 09, 2013

Professor Richard McLaren has been an inspirational teacher and mentor to hundreds of Western Law students. The Richard H. McLaren Visiting Professorship in Business Law was established to honour his outstanding achievements and contributions to legal education.

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Bradley Miller researches proportionality at Princeton

October 07, 2013

Western Law's profile in the Ivy League was boosted with Professor Bradley Miller's recent sabbatical at Princeton University. While at Princeton, Miller arranged for Western Law's Public Law and Legal Philosophy Research Group to co-sponsor a faculty workshop on legislative intent with Princeton's James Madison Program.

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2013 Lerners Cup competition

October 03, 2013

The 2013 Lerners LLP Cup, Western Law's annual internal appellate advocacy competition, drew 114 students to compete for several significant mooting prizes.

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Students learn from leading public law scholars

September 23, 2013

Professor Stephen Gardbaum, the MacArthur Foundation Professor of International Justice and Human Rights at the UCLA School of Law, was the first speaker in this year's Public Law Preeminent Scholars Series at Western Law.

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Yale's Roberta Romano visiting professor at Western Law

September 23, 2013

Professor Roberta Romano, one of North America's most influential corporate law scholars, will visit Western Law as the 2013 Richard H. McLaren Visiting Professor in Business Law.

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Torys LLP speaker series hosts top business law scholars

September 11, 2013

Since 2007 Western Law has hosted some of the world's most outstanding business law academics as part of the Torys LLP Business and Law Pre-eminent Scholars Series. This year's series kicked off on September 6 with a timely talk by Professor Howell Jackson of Harvard University.

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Western Law student paper wins Insolvency Institute prize

September 05, 2013

Recent Western Law graduates Ryan Baulke '13 and Lee Nicholson '13 have been awarded first place in the Insolvency Institute of Canada (IIC) 2013 Law Student Writing Awards competition.

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Stephen Pitel wins OCUFA teaching award

September 04, 2013

Prof. Stephen Pitel is a recipient of the prestigious Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) Teaching and Academic Librarianship Award.

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New students welcomed to Western Law

September 03, 2013

Welcome to Western Law, your home for the next three years. You have worked hard to get here. With that opportunity, comes a responsibility. and that is to take ownership - at this stage of your career - of your legal education and training.

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Legate & Associates LLP Renews Sponsorship of TLRG Public Lectures

July 15, 2013

Western Law is pleased to announce that the London firm of Legate & Associates LLP has renewed its sponsorship of the Tort Law Research Group (TLRG) public lectures for the 2013-14 academic year.

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Exciting journey awaits Class of 2013

June 19, 2013

Mistakes and failure can be our most important teachers - as long as you're willing to learn from them, said Dale Ponder, Managing Partner and Chief Executive of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP at the Western Law Awards Ceremony.

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Law students help keep tenants from eviction in landlord disputes

June 14, 2013

Six Western University law students are successfully jumping in on short notice to help disadvantaged tenants stay in their homes through Western's Eviction Prevention Project. And they're representing clients who would otherwise be evicted.

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Prof. Tom Telfer awarded Canadian Insolvency Foundation Fellowship

June 07, 2013

The Canadian Insolvency Foundation (CIF) has awarded the $20,000 Lloyd Houlden Memorial Research Fellowship to Western Law professor Tom Telfer.

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Western's Public Law research group hosts Princeton workshop

June 03, 2013

In an event co-sponsored with Princeton University's James Madison Program, Western Law's Public Law and Legal Philosophy research group welcomed Oxford law professor Richard Ekins to the Princeton campus for a full day workshop examining his recent book.

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Foundation for Legal Research funds two Western Law projects

May 02, 2013

Professors Jason Neyers and Stephen Pitel have each received 2013 research grants from the Foundation for Legal Research which aims to encourage legal writing of value to Canadian lawyers and judges in their practice of law and in the administration of justice.

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Coxford Lecture explores meaning of arbitrary government

April 03, 2013

Timothy Endicott, Dean of the Faculty of Law at Oxford, spoke on "Interpretation and the Rule of Law" at the 5th annual Coxford Lecture on March 28. Endicott is one of the world's leading public law legal theorists.

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Solomon awarded Distinguished University Professorship

March 28, 2013

During his exemplary 40 years at Western, Prof. Robert Solomon has achieved a synthesis of teaching, research and service. His impressive career has now been honoured with the 2013 Distinguished University Professorship.

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Students garner awards at external moots

March 19, 2013

Western Law students proudly represented their school and secured a number of awards at external moot competitions held over the past two months.

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The Chaitons LLP and FYAC student Moot Competitions

March 19, 2013

Students mooted the decision in Newfoundland and Labrador v Abitibi, 2012 SCC 67 at the second annual Chaitons LLP Corporate Restructuring Advocacy Competition held on March 6.

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Western Law hosts renowned Private Law theorist

March 18, 2013

Western Law was pleased to host internationally renowned legal theorist Professor Ernest Weinrib the week of March 4 as he taught an intensive course on Kant's Philosophy of Law.

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Western Law wins Jessup Moot

March 11, 2013

The Western Law Jessup moot team of Jonathan Preece, Tori Crawford, Natasha Petersen, Hunter Forman and Daniel Levine has secured first place in the Canadian rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition held in Kingston on March 6-9.

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Oxford Dean to deliver fifth annual Coxford Lecture

March 11, 2013

Professor Timothy Endicott, Dean of the Faculty of Law at Oxford University, will deliver the 5th annual Coxford Lecture on Thursday, March 28 at 5:30 p.m. in the Moot Court Room of the Faculty of Law.

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Aboriginal moot inspires students

March 06, 2013

More than 100 people from across Canada gathered at Western Law this past weekend to take part in a unique mooting experience.The National Kawaskimhon Aboriginal Moot incorporated the Talking Circle process as a model for building consensus over difficult legal issues.

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Weinrib lectures on 'Causal Uncertainty' in Tort Law

March 06, 2013

Ernest Weinrib, the Cecil A. Wright Professor of Law at the University of Toronto, delivered the second Tort Law Research Group public lecture for the 2012-13 academic year on March 4. Professor Weinrib offered an approach to resolving some of the common law's more difficult problems in the law of causation in tort.

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Hicks Morley Labour Law Moot

March 05, 2013

Mooting the legal issues as the union advocates in C.E.P.U., Local 30 v. Irving Pulp & Paper, which was recently argued before the Supreme Court of Canada, Allison Vale and Jessica Wuergler won the annual Hicks Morley Labour Law Moot.

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Western Law hosts renowned Indigenous scholar

March 01, 2013

Western Law was pleased to host internationally renowned Indigenous Scholar Prof. John Borrows this past week. Borrows, a law professor at the University of Victoria, taught an intensive course in aboriginal law.

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First place tie in Lenczner Slaght Advocacy Competition

February 28, 2013

The judges of the final round of the annual Lenczner Slaght Advocacy Competition in Legal Ethics and Professionalism were unable to separate the performances of the two teams, Sharon Au and Aparna Bhushan for the appellant and Jacob Damstra and David Nicol for the respondent.

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Professor helps redefine 'gift' in giving

February 19, 2013

The House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance has endorsed a tax reform proposal advocated by Western Law professor Adam Parachin, who appeared before the Standing Committee as an expert witness in January 2012.

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Western celebrates first Scholar at Risk

January 25, 2013

Western University President Amit Chakma asserted the importance and fragility of academic freedom around the world at a reception held at Western Law on January 22 celebrating Professor Anna Dolidze, Western's first Scholar at Risk.

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Questions still surround law articling changes

January 24, 2013

Law students, take note: Beneficial, yet potentially costly changes are on your professional horizon. Responding to a significant lack of articling positions for Ontario's law graduates, the Law Society of Upper Canada has given the green light to an alternative route of getting licensed as a lawyer in the province.

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January Term provides unique learning opportunities

January 08, 2013

Twelve legal academics and practitioners from around the world will join Western Law for the month of January to teach a range of intensive courses.

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