2019 News

Alumnus tapped to lead Olympic group

January 09, 2019 - After spending the past seven years overseas as the head of NBA China, Western alumnus David Shoemaker, LLB’96, is coming home to lead the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC). The accomplished global sports executive begins his new post on Jan. 7

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Legal context of medical care explored in unique January Term course

January 10, 2019 - Each year Western Law’s January Term brings an impressive group of visiting professors and practitioners to teach an array of unique three-week intensive courses. One of those courses, Comparative medical law and ethics, is being taught by Lisa Cherkassky from the University of Derby.

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January Internships provide insight into range of legal practices

January 15, 2019 - Students are gaining valuable real-world experience in the areas of criminal law, family law, and equity, through the school’s January Term internships and the Ontario Court of Justice Placement Program provides an exceptional opportunity for students to observe the inner workings of the main criminal trial court in Ontario.

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Staking a unique claim in mining law

February 04, 2019 - A collaboration between Western’s Faculty of Law and the Department of Earth Sciences is laying the groundwork for a new initiative, unique at a Canadian university.

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Grants supports study of private law doctrinal 'revolution'

February 11, 2019 - A SSHRC Insight Grant of $79,029, awarded to Western Law Professor Rande Kostal and Dean Erika Chamberlain in 2018, will fund research to explore the roots of the swift and dramatic transformation of Canadian private law beginning around 1970.

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Sarah Green Delivers TLRG Public Lecture

March 08, 2019 - Professor Sarah Green of the University of Bristol Law School, delivered the Tort Law Research Group Public Lecture on the topic, “Torts and Capabilities.”

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Research project examines Trans Mountain Expansion debate

March 12, 2019 - Professor Wade Wright is the recipient of the 2019 Dean’s Research Fellowship for his project, “Democracy and Dissent in Canada’s Federal System: Lessons from the Interprovincial Pipeline Debate.” This timely project will explore the debate around proposals such as the Trans Mountain Expansion Project.

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David Johnston to explore rule of law at Coxford Lecture

March 21, 2019 - The Right Honourable David Johnston, the 28th Governor General of Canada, will speak on the lawyer’s commitment to professionalism and the rule of law at the 10th annual Coxford Lecture.

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Johnston: Build upon the law’s firm foundation

March 28, 2019 - It was a homecoming of sorts for David Johnston, the 28th Governor General of Canada, as he returned to Western’s Faculty of Law, which he led as Dean from 1974-79. Johnston was on campus as part of the 10th Annual Coxford Lecture series where he spoke on the lawyer’s commitment to professionalism and the rule of law.

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Western Law strikes gold at Hicks Cup

April 01, 2019 - First-year law students Zachery Sippel and Matthew Patterson have won the 2019 Hicks Cup. The annual provincial labour law moot competition was held in Toronto on March 29 hosted by Hicks Morley LLP.

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Interdisciplinary connections forged at Research Day

April 03, 2019 - Graduate students and professors from the faculties of Information and Media Studies (FIMS), Music, and Law at Western discovered interdisciplinary connections at a research day held March 22 at Western Law.

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Grant to examine rights of transgender children

April 08, 2019 - Professor Claire Houston has received a $6,800 Western University Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Explore Grant for a project that aims to help inform family law cases involving transgender and gender non-conforming children.

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New Review Counsel joins CLS

April 16, 2019 - Community Legal Services and Western Law are delighted to announce that Ian Dantzer LLB'80 has joined CLS as the housing, employment and human rights Review Counsel effective March 1st, 2019.

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CLS celebrates 50 years of service to the community

May 16, 2019 - During its 50 years, Western’s Community Legal Services Clinic has made a significant impact on the London community, and on the law students who’ve worked there. On May 10, 2019 a reunion of CLS alumni gathered to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the clinic and reflect on its legacy.

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