International Criminal Court visit "a true privilege" for student

December 15, 2016

Kirsten Stefanik, a fourth year PhD Candidate at Western Law, had the rare opportunity to attend the International Criminal Court's (ICC's) Assembly of States Parties in The Hague, Netherlands from Nov. 16-24.


Western Law mourns the passing of Tim Edgar

December 13, 2016

The Western Law community mourns the passing of alumnus and former professor, Tim Edgar LLB’85, who died December 8 after a battle with leukemia. He was 56.


Alumni honoured at awards ceremony

November 30, 2016

Three of Western Law’s finest were celebrated at the 2016 Alumni Awards of Distinction held at the Hockey Hall of Fame on November 24.


UN Women grant to examine international sexual violence prosecutions

November 29, 2016

Professor Valerie Oosterveld has been awarded a $37,000 grant by the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women).


CUSLI lecture highlights turbulent times in international law

November 15, 2016

Lawyer and former diplomat Lawrence Herman spoke about our unsettled times whose events force us to reflect on the nature of the international system, at the 10th Annual CUSLI Distinguished Lecture held on November 14.


New initiatives brings wellness to the forefront

November 03, 2016

Western Law has launched a number of new initiatives dealing with student wellness to heighten awareness about the impact of mental health on law students and those in the legal profession.


Students meet with Justices from Ontario's highest court

October 27, 2016

Western Law students had a rare opportunity to meet and interact directly with the judges of Ontario’s highest court when seventeen justices from the Court of Appeal for Ontario visited the law school on October 19 as part of the Court’s outreach program.


Sabine Nolke LLB'85 stands “en garde” as Canada’s Ambassador to The Netherlands

October 12, 2016

The games Sabine Nolke plays require a similar mentality – respect for your opponent. Nolke, is a former world-class fencer and current Ambassador to The Netherlands from Canada.


Internship with indigenous communities "eye-opening experience"

October 07, 2016

This past summer, two Western Law students gained valuable insight into access to justice while working with indigenous organizations in Ontario as part of the Debwewin Summer Law Program.


Oosterveld to focus on gender crimes in SSHRC Partnership Grant

September 20, 2016

Associate Dean Valerie Oosterveld is part of a 22-person team of leading Canadian academics and non-governmental actors awarded a $2.5 million Partnership Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). The project, which will run for the next five years, aims to strengthen justice for victims of international crimes such as war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide.


Panel addresses pressing questions about medical assistance in dying at public forum

September 19, 2016

With the much-debated assisted-dying bill C-14 now law, Western University is inviting community members to attend a lecture and panel discussion which will address the ethical, legal and health care outcomes of the new law.


SSHRC grant supports Intellectual Property law research

September 12, 2016

Professors Margaret Ann Wilkinson and Mistrale Goudreau from Ottawa's Faculty of Law received $109,374 from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada for IP law research.


Awards highlight Western Law’s leadership in insolvency education

September 08, 2016

Two recent Western Law grads have won second and third place prizes in the 2016 Insolvency Institute of Canada Writing Awards Program.


Induction ceremony welcomes class of 2019

September 06, 2016

Western Law held an Induction Ceremony on September 6 to officially welcome the Class of 2019 to the law school and to the legal profession. The ceremony was the first of its kind in Ontario.


Fulbright Scholar honour awarded to Christopher Nicholls

August 24, 2016

Western Law professor Christopher Nicholls has been selected as a 2016-17 Fulbright Scholar and will be a visiting professor at the Harvard Law School for the upcoming fall term. The Fulbright awards is widely regarded as the world’s premiere academic exchange program.


Dolidze named Georgian Parliamentary Secretary

August 08, 2016

Western Law professor Anna Dolidze was recently appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the President of Georgia with her first assignment being the facilitation of the approval of new Supreme Court judges.


Law dog takes faculty duties to the Max

July 28, 2016

Max Meingarten is that office colleague who sometimes steals your food. He can be pesky, and at the very least, he expects you to share your snacks.


Bankruptcy book hailed as "definitive explanation"

July 13, 2016

Professor Thomas Telfer's book "Ruin and Redemption: A Struggle for Canadian Bankruptcy Law 1867-1919" has made a significant impact in the recording of Canadian legal history.


Fellowship to explore indigenous economic justice

July 04, 2016

Brenda Young, Community Justice Director for the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, will join Western Law for the 2016-17 academic term to focus on understanding and improving access to justice for Indigenous peoples.


New CLS site promotes access to justice

June 28, 2016

Community Legal Services (CLS), with a grant from Legal Aid Ontario, has opened a satellite office at the new Innovation Works building at 201 King Street in downtown London.


Awards ceremony honours Class of 2016

June 23, 2016

Preparation and a solid set of values are key foundations for a rewarding legal career, Janet Leiper LLB’85 told Western Law graduates at the school’s annual awards ceremony held June 22.


Fridman: Go forth and fulfill your duty

June 23, 2016

The next generation of nurses and lawyers has a duty to carry on the storied histories of proud professions, Gerald Fridman told graduates at the Wednesday afternoon session of Western’s 307th Convocation.


Michael Lynk named UN Special Rapporteur

May 26, 2016

The United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council has appointed Western Law associate professor Michael Lynk Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967 for a six-year term beginning May 1.


WADA taps Richard McLaren to head Sochi Olympics investigation team

May 20, 2016

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) President Sir Craig Reedie has appointed Western University's Richard H. McLaren as the independent person heading an investigation team tasked with probing doping allegations related to 2014 Sochi Olympics.


Graduate students present research to Chief Justice

April 25, 2016

Five Western Law graduate students had the unique experience of presenting their research to the Chief Justice of Canada, Beverley McLachlin, while she was visiting Western Law on March 31 to present the Pensa Lecture in Human Rights.


New foundation grants support legal research

April 12, 2016

New grants from two different foundations will help further the research of Western Law professors Colin Campbell and Sam Trosow.


Western Law launches new LLM program for professionals

April 11, 2016

A new graduate program at Western Law aims to help legal practitioners and recent law graduates enhance their professional credentials.


Western Law brings home Hicks Cup

April 11, 2016

The team of Michael Barrett and Jessica He are the winners of the 2016 Hicks Morley Cup. The annual provincial labour law moot competition was held in Toronto on April 1.


Unique tort explored in new book

March 14, 2019

The idea for Prof. Erika Chamberlain’s new book, Misfeasance in a Public Office, was sparked years earlier while Chamberlain was clerking at the Supreme Court of Canada.


Glover wins inaugural Western Law Award for Teaching Excellence

April 04, 2016

Professor Kate Glover is the recipient of an award for teaching excellence. Glover, who is in the first year of her appointment at Western Law, was praised for her classroom teaching, innovative assessment methods, and commitment to student mentorship.


Western first Canadian law school offering 1Ls corporate

March 31, 2016

As of winter term, Western law became the first Canadian law school offering a corporate law course to first-year students. “There are a number of career-related and academic advantages,” says Christopher Nicholls, director of the business law program.


Chief Justice McLachlin to speak on inclusion and accommodation

March 30, 2016

The Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, P.C., Chief Justice of Canada, will deliver the 2016 Pensa Lecture on Thursday, March 31 at 7:30 pm. in Rm. 38 of Western’s Faculty of Law. McLachlin will speak on "Canadian Constitutionalism and the Ethic of Inclusion and Accommodation”.


Q & A: The legal implications of 3D printing

February 04, 2016

Professor Margaret Ann Wilkinson along with Jaime Holroyd helped organized Canada's first conference exploring the IP implications of 3D printing. Western Law spoke with them about this emerging technology.


New Faculty appointments announced

February 01, 2016

Dean Iain Scott is pleased to announce the appointments of Claire Houston, Asad Kiyani and Wade Wright as tenure-track professors at Western’s Faculty of Law.


First-year Corporate Law course a first in Canada

January 20, 2016

Starting in the Winter Term, Western Law students will have the option of taking corporate law in their first year, an opportunity unique among Canadian law schools.


Tort Law Research Group’s Travels in Australia

January 18, 2016

Western Law’s Tort Law Research Group members Erika Chamberlain and Zoë Sinel presented papers at the "Private Law in the 21st Century" conference hosted by the University of Queensland in Brisbane.


Prof. Richard McLaren named to Order of Canada

January 06, 2016

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.


Revised January courses hone new skills

January 05, 2016

Students will gain more opportunities to put their skills into action thanks to the new January Intensive period.