January Term provides unique learning opportunities

January Term

(Back Row) David Grinlinton, Wilbert Kolkman, David Lick (middle row) Amita Dhanda, Matthew Groves, Justice James O'Reilly, Jason Hynes (front row) Kristina Ross, Ramesh Karky, Zoë Sinel and Erika Chamberlain
(not pictured) David Schnurr, Brian Graves, Jay Hoffman and Wendi Locke  

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

“The January Term provides upper-year students an opportunity to study unique courses from leading scholars,” says Associate Dean Erika Chamberlain. “It’s an important and distinguishing part of our curriculum.”

New courses this year include: Comparative Mining & Energy Law; Pluralizing Inclusion: Equality and Non Discrimination in a Globalizing World; Criminal Defense in Developing Countries; Judicial Review in Final Court of Appeal; and Public/Private Partnerships: Cross Border Trade and Infrastructure.

“Students appreciate the diversity and talent of the January session,” Chamberlain added.

The January Term Faculty:

Amita Dhanda, (NALSAR University of Law, India) “Pluralizing Inclusion: Equality and Non Discrimination in a Globalizing World”; David Grinlinton  (Faculty of Law, University of Auckland, New Zealand) Stephen Dattels January Term Fellow in Mining and Finance        “Comparative Mining & Energy Law”; Brian Graves (McCarthy, Tetrault LLP), Wendi Locke (McCarthy Tetrault LLP) and Jay Hoffman (Miller Thomson LLP) “Securities Law - Concepts & Practice”; Matthew Groves, (Faculty of Law, Monash University, Australia) “Judges as Government? Judicial Review in Final Court of Appeal”; Jason Hynes (Bereskin Parr LLP) and David Schnurr (Miller Thomson LLP) “Advanced Intellectual Property”; Ramesh Karky (Western University), “International Trade Regulation”; Wilbert Kolkman (Faculty of Law, University of Groningen, The Netherlands) James G. McLeod Professorship in Family Law, ”Family Law: Comparing Europe and Canada”; David Lick (Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC, Lansing, Michigan) “Public/Private Partnerships: Cross Border Trade and Infrastructure”; Justice James O'Reilly (Federal Court of Canada, Ottawa) “Judging”; Kristina Ross (New York City Department of Finance) “Criminal Defense in Developing Countries”; Zoë Sinel, (Western University) ”Advanced Private Law Theory”.