The precarious workplace explored at Labour Law Lecture & Conference

November 14, 2017

Precarious work is a growing, and worrisome, phenomenon in North America, and is contributing to both deteriorating working conditions and rising income inequality. This was the theme of the most recent labour law lecture and conference series at Western Law, held on 3-4 November.

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Eyeing the downside of digital connectivity

November 07, 2017

No, your ‘smart’ coffeemaker likely isn’t plotting to harm you. But it might well be leaking data about you to companies that don’t have the capacity to safeguard the information, says Western Law professor Sam Trosow who specializes in privacy protection.

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New grant to explore ethics of pharmacists in retail stores

October 23, 2017

Professor Jacob Shelley has received a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) grant to examine the ethical dilemmas of pharmacists who sell products that may be considered unhealthy.

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Legal landscape on concussion may be shifting

October 13, 2017

It seems as though almost weekly, we receive newly published information or reported decisions that appear to confirm how very little we know about the true impact of head injuries within a sport context.

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Western Law grad developing basketball talent in China

September 26, 2017

NBA China CEO David Shoemaker, LLB’96 along with Ken Chu, BACS’96, LLD’07, Chairman and CEO of Mission Hills Group, announced they will set up China’s first NBA Basketball School.

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Induction ceremony welcomes class of 2020

September 06, 2017

Western Law officially welcomed the Class of 2020 with a formal Induction Ceremony held at Western University’s Great Hall on September 5. The ceremony marks a significant milestone in the professional and academic lives of the students, and creates a greater awareness of the privileges and duties that being a lawyer entails.

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Death just the beginning for Law Professor

August 09, 2017

Law professor Randal Graham has published Beforelife, a work of fiction depicting a post-mortem life of non-scarcity. The book is set for a September release.

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Celebrating the class of 2017

June 21, 2017

It was a great day of celebration for the Class of 2017, their family and friends. Dean Erika Chamberlain welcomed the grads and their guests to the Western Law awards ceremony held on June 21 and congratulated the class on their hard-earned accomplishment.

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CLS Symposium provides access to justice tools to lawyers

June 02, 2017

Community Legal Services continued its national leadership role in access to justice when it hosted its fourth annual Access to Justice Symposium on March 24, 2017. The event had its largest attendance ever, as over 125 persons came to Western Law.

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Interdisciplinary perspectives shared at graduate student conference

June 02, 2017

The Western Law Interdisciplinary Graduate Student conference "Law: Stagnation, Evolution or Revolution?" held May 18-19, discussed the role the law plays in differing areas of society.

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Michael Coyle wins SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grant

May 26, 2017

Western Law professor Michael Coyle has received a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grant in the amount of $24, 986 to conduct research into Indigenous systems of law.

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TLRG at Inaugural Canadian Law of Obligations Conference

May 26, 2017

Members of Western Law’s Tort Law Research Group, Erika Chamberlain, Jason Neyers, and Zoë Sinel, presented papers at the Canadian Law of Obligations: Innovations, Innovators, and the Next 20 Years at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

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SSHRC Grant funds IP workshop

May 01, 2017

Professor Margaret Ann Wilkinson has been awarded, as co-applicant, a $22,270 SSHRC Connection grant. She shares the grant with Prof. Mistrale Goudreau (Ottawa-Civil Law).

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New program mines unique approach to extractive sector

April 20, 2017

A new graduate diploma program at Western Law brings together the fields of mining law, finance, and sustainability to teach the latest legal developments in the Canadian and global mining industry.

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Jessup Moot team soars to top 4 in world

April 19, 2017

Western Law's moot team placed in the top four teams in the world at the International Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition held in Washington, D.C.

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New book explores nature of treaty partnership

April 13, 2017

A new book, The Right Relationship: Reimagining the Implementation of Historical Treaties edited by Michael Coyle and John Borrows, explores how Canada’s legal and political structures could better serve the treaty relationship between First Nations and the Crown.

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Indigenous law camp imparts valuable lessons

March 29, 2017

Members of Western’s Faculty of Law had the unique opportunity to learn first-hand about Indigenous law thanks to the Anishinaabe Law Camp held March 23-26.

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Goldberg lectured on Ordinary Care in the Law of Torts

March 23, 2017

John Goldberg, the Eli Goldston Professor of Law at Harvard University, delivered the second Tort Law Research Group Public Lecture of the 2016-17 academic year to an audience of students and faculty on March 13.

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Student tapped for two judicial clerkships

March 23, 2017

When Laura Snowdon graduates this June from Western Law she’ll be in the fortunate and unusual position to have two consecutive judicial clerkships lined up.

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Western Law set to celebrate Indigenous Awareness Week

March 16, 2017

Western University’s third annual Indigenous Awareness Week takes place March 20-24, and the Faculty of Law will be host to a number of special events celebrating and bringing awareness to local Indigenous culture and legal scholarship.

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Coxford Lecture explored problems of privatization

March 16, 2017

In her 2017 Coxford Lecture, Professor Debra Satz discussed various problems with and challenges to the privatization of public goods.

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Valerie Oosterveld named Faculty Scholar

March 15, 2017

Professor Valerie Oosterveld has been named Western Law’s Faculty Scholar for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 academic years. The award recognizes sustained excellence in all scholarly activities.

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The Kawaskimhon Moot promotes Indigenous legal principles

March 14, 2017

Seventeen law schools from across Canada participated in the 2017 Kawaskimhon National Aboriginal Moot and for two Western Law students it was a unique and fulfilling experience.

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Chamberlain appointed new Law dean

March 02, 2017

Erika Chamberlain has been appointed to a five-year term as Dean of Law, beginning May 1, 2017. She will replace Iain Scott, whose term ends this year.

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JD/MBA student prepares for takeoff

February 27, 2017

It was a career that needed a runway and, once airborne, her flight aimed for new horizons. After completing one year of her undergraduate degree, JD/MBA student Ashley Taborda took a prolonged break from school to figure out what she wanted to do with her life.

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Sport law internships champion experiential learning

February 23, 2017

There is no question Western Law has the bases covered when it comes to outstanding sports law education.

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Mayo Moran lectures on Tort Law’s "Reasonable Person"

February 14, 2017

Mayo Moran, Provost and Vice-Chancellor of Trinity College at the University of Toronto, delivered the Tort Law Research Group public lecture on “Rethinking the Reasonable Person”.

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Law student “research-a-thon” assists refugees

February 08, 2017

In light of President Trump’s travel ban on seven majority-Muslim countries, law students lent their time and talent to take part in a research marathon to assist the Canadian Council for Refugees launch a challenge to the Safe Third Country Agreement.

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Law program brings Indigenous issues to light

February 03, 2017

Western Law students recently took part in the Debwewin Summer Law Program, spending time with Indigenous organizations to provide community education and legal assistance support to First Nations, Métis or Inuit communities and community organizations in Ontario.

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Law alumnus' musical set for Broadway stage

February 03, 2017

Michael Rubinoff's Come From Away - a heart-warming tale of kindness and generosity in the face of tragedy – is on its way to Broadway.

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Funding bolsters law professor’s work, Canada’s role in international justice

January 30, 2017

Valerie Oosterveld, associate dean in the Faculty of Law, along with 22 partners from across Ontario, was recently awarded a $2.5-million Partnership Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.

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Attorney General Exhorts Students to Challenge the Status Quo

January 20, 2017

Ontario’s Attorney General, the Honorable Yasir Naqvi, spoke at Western Law on January 19, on the topic of “Challenging the Status Quo in Ontario’s Justice System.” He encouraged Western Law students to be the “instruments of change” in society, and to constantly ask how they can make the legal system and society better.

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Law professor builds on special court’s legacy

January 20, 2017

Professor Valerie Oosterveld has been selected to lead a United Nations Women-funded project to learn more on the prosecution of sexual and gender-based crimes from the Special Court of Sierra Leone (2002-13), created to address serious crimes committed during the brutal armed conflict in the West African country in the 1990s.

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Western Law student nets intellectual property law prize

January 18, 2017

Third-year Western Law student Jim Lepore is the winner of Canada’s IP Writing Challenge for 2016.

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January Term faculty brings international perspective

January 11, 2017

Western Law’s January term is a highlight of the school’s academic year and provides students a global perspective in a range of private and public law.

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