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Paul Hansen (PhD '24) earns fourth Western degree at 77

June 10, 2024
When Paul Hansen crosses the stage at his convocation ceremony on June 21, he’ll be receiving his fourth Western degree, and the toughest ...

Faculty Announcements

Professor Claire Houston recognized for teaching excellence

June 04, 2024
For exemplary dedication to student development, Houston was named the recipient of Western Law’s 2024 Award for Teaching Excellence.

Alumni

Marlene McGrath (LLB’86) elected vice-chair of Western's Board of Governors

June 03, 2024
Marlene McGrath (LLB’86) has been elected as vice-chair of Western's Board of Governors. She first joined the board in 2022. McGrath is ...

Faculty Students

Western Law faculty, students advocate for accessible air travel

May 30, 2024
Western Law’s visiting research professor of disability rights David Lepofsky was invited to appear at a recent hearing of the House of ...

Media Faculty

Q&A: Lawyers, judges and law professors share personal struggles with mental health

May 22, 2024
Professor Thomas Telfer spoke to CBC London about his new co-edited book "The Right Not to Remain Silent: The Truth About Mental Health in ...

Faculty Research

The problem becomes the path

May 08, 2024
In this article from the 2023 edition of the Western Law Alumni Magazine, Professor David Sandomierski shares how he aims to maximize the ...

Research Faculty

Professor Telfer extends mental health advocacy with release of “The Right Not to Remain Silent”

April 30, 2024
As a co-editor (with Beth Beattie and Carole Dagher) and contributing author for The Right Not to Remain Silent: The Truth About Mental Health in ...

Students

Celebrating a season of student advocacy excellence

April 18, 2024
During the 2024 winter term, Western Law students made a strong showing at over 15 for-credit and extra-curricular advocacy competitions. ...

Media Faculty

Expert insight: As Space Exploration Takes Off, Governance Struggles for Lift

April 16, 2024
In this article for the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Professor Valerie Oosterveld discusses the current limitations of ...

Announcements

Western Law launches 2024-2029 Strategic Plan

April 15, 2024
Our society frames some of its most pressing issues – whether climate change, international conflict, the pursuit of equality, or the ...

Media Faculty

Expert insight: Flair Airlines cuts over 600 flights as it faces multimillion-dollar financial woes

April 12, 2024
Professor Alfonso Noscilla, an expert in corporate insolvency, contracts, and commercial law, was featured in a recent Globe and Mail article ...

Events

Professor John Borrows highlights lessons from Anishinaabe law and constitutionalism at Coxford lecture

April 12, 2024
At the 2024 Coxford Lecture on March 11, Professor John Borrows, the Loveland Chair in Indigenous Law at the University of Toronto, explored the ...

Students

Toxic Tour of Chemical Valley illustrates the impact of environmental injustice on Indigenous and working-class communities

April 03, 2024
Professor Wade Wright brought his Current Issues in Public Law students to experience a “Toxic Tour” of Chemical Valley and ...

Research Students Faculty

Students and faculty explore the interconnectedness of food systems at seventh Canadian Association for Food Law and Policy Conference

April 02, 2024
Last semester, Jacob Van Boekel joined Professor Nadia Lambek and fellow students Noah Brennen (3L), Anthony Crudo (2L) and Darinka Tomic (PhD ...

Alumni

Breaking the Mould: Kristina Milbourn leads by example as Head of Litigation at Rogers Communications

March 28, 2024
The article from the 2023 edition of the Western Law Alumni Magazine shares how Kristina Milbourn (LL.B. '08) is leading by example through ...

Research Faculty

Western Law Co-hosts International Workshop on The Law of Nuisance 'From Victoria Park to the Tate Gallery'

March 27, 2024
On February 23–24, 2024 Western Law’s Tort Law Research Group, in partnership with the University of the West Indies and the ...

Events

Shauna Van Praagh encourages a re-reading of Palsgraf

March 25, 2024
Professor Shauna Van Praagh delivered the Tort Law Research Group’s second Public Lecture of the 2023-2024 academic year on Tuesday, ...

Announcements

An Announcement from Dean Erika Chamberlain

March 20, 2024
After seven years as Dean of Western Law, Professor Erika Chamberlain has announced her resignation as of June 2024. The University will begin the ...

Events

Chief Justice Tulloch and Yola Grant share reflections from their journeys through the justice system in honour of Black History Month

March 13, 2024
Western Law and the Western Law Chapter of the Black Law Students’ Association of Canada were honoured to welcome Chief Justice of Ontario ...

Giving Alumni

Osler, Hoskin, and Harcourt LLP honour Dale Ponder (LL.B. ’80) with scholarship and award

March 13, 2024
Long-standing supporters of Western Law, Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt LLP, have generously recommitted to enhancing student financial aid ...

Faculty Students

Western Intellectual Property and Innovation Legal Clinic supports researchers and early-stage businesses to navigate the innovation ecosystem

March 05, 2024
With the acceleration of technology and the increasing number of Canadians embracing entrepreneurship many researchers, inventors, and creators in ...

Alumni

Unbottling Success: Suzanne Dajczak (LL.B. '87) parlays disability practice into thriving vineyard

March 05, 2024
In this article from the 2023 edition of the Western Law Alumni Magazine, Suzanne Dajczak (LL.B. '87) shares her professional journey ...

Media Faculty

Expert insight: The Online Harms bill will not chill free speech

March 01, 2024
Assistant dean and professor Sunil Gurmukh writes for the Toronto Star on the Online Harms bill's amendments to the Canadian Human Rights Act.

Faculty Media

Expert Insight: Professor Andrew Botterell weighs in on Veltman’s sentence

February 26, 2024
CTV’s London spoke with associate dean and professor Andrew Botterell, regarding the precedent setting terrorism conviction of Nathaniel ...

Faculty Media

Expert insight: Police chief in London, Ont., apologizes to complainant in hockey sex assault case

February 06, 2024
Professor Melanie Randall, whose work focuses on women's autonomy rights and sexual violence against women, was quoted in a Canadian Press ...

Announcements

AthletesCAN, Western Law unveil new Sport Solution brand, relaunch legal Clinic’s blog

January 31, 2024
AthletesCAN, the association of Canada’s national team athletes, and the Faculty of Law at Western University, are proud to unveil a new ...

Media Faculty

Expert insight: RCMP must follow up on race data from officers: scholar

January 19, 2024
Assistant dean and professor, Sunil Gurmukh was quoted in a Law360 article about a new RCMP pilot project aimed at examining officers’ ...

Alumni

10 Questions with Ritu Bhasin (LL.B. ’00)

January 12, 2024
Ritu Bhasin (LL.B. ’00) is an award-winning speaker, author, and expert in belonging, equity, leadership, and empowerment, and the CEO of ...

Alumni

Ardyth Brott, LLB’93, named among Western community members earning top national, provincial and municipal honours

January 10, 2024
Western Law graduate, Ardyth Brott, LLB’93, executive director of the Brott Festival, was named to the Order of Canada for her contributions ...

Research Faculty

Professor Oosterveld joins current cohort of Western Research Chairs

January 08, 2024
Professor Valerie Oosterveld has been appointed as one of seven Western Strategic Focus Research Chairs. She will focus her research on ...

Events

Is civil disobedience defensible when it comes to climate activism? UBC's Professor Kimberley Brownlee explores

December 20, 2023
In November, Western Law's Legal Philosophy Research Group welcomed Professor Kimberley Brownlee, the Canada Research Chair in Ethics and ...

Support and reporting resources amid the conflict in Israel and Palestine

December 18, 2023
The following is a non-exhaustive list of support and reporting resources amid the conflict in Israel and Palestine and its ongoing impact on ...

Research Faculty

Western Law bookshelf: 2023 faculty publications

December 15, 2023
Western Law’s faculty consistently deliver meaningful contributions to the academic landscape that advance legal scholarship. The diverse ...

Announcements Faculty

Western honours Professor Martin Petrin as Outstanding Scholar in Research Excellence Awards

December 08, 2023
Professor Martin Petrin has been named as an Outstanding Scholar in Western University’s inaugural Research Excellence Awards. The Research ...

Research Students Faculty

Blog: Sport Solution Clinic supports public accountability in gymnastics

December 05, 2023
In the longest case AthletesCAN and Western Law's Sport Solution Clinic has ever been involved with, a former Gymnastics Canada coach, Elvira ...

Research Faculty

Celebrating the inaugural recipients of the Western Research Excellence Awards

December 05, 2023
Six scholars, including Professor Martin Petrin, recognized for pioneering work in their fields, community advocacy.

Announcements Faculty Research

New Western Academy research theme explores possibilities for peace in the twenty-first century

November 30, 2023
Beginning in January 2025, the Western Academy for Advanced Research’s newest theme “Exploring possibilities for peace in the ...

Faculty

Professor Valerie Oosterveld appointed special adviser to International Criminal Court prosecutor

November 27, 2023
Renowned legal scholar Valerie Oosterveld will advise on strategies and policies concerning crimes against humanity.

Giving Students

Western Law student takes control of his story

November 17, 2023
After severe childhood injury, Mason Bruner charts new course with donor help.

Finding harmony: Mark and Randy McAuley create balance with a mix of music and law

November 14, 2023
In this article from the 2023 edition of the Western Law Alumni Magazine, Mark (JD '18) and Randy (JD'15) McAuley share how they create ...

Students Research

Inspiring Minds: PhD Candidate Chukwuka Achu

November 10, 2023
Inspiring Minds seeks to broaden awareness and impact of graduate student research, while enhancing transferable skills. Students were challenged ...

Events Alumni

Pamela Glatt, JD ’16, director of education for Innocence Canada provides introduction to wrongful convictions

November 07, 2023
When Pamela Glatt (JD ’16) was a student at Western Law, a volunteer project for Innocence Canada through her role with Pro Bono Students ...

Faculty Announcements Alumni

Sunil Gurmukh appointed Assistant Dean, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Decolonization

November 06, 2023
Sunil Gurmukh has been appointed as assistant professor and the assistant dean of equity, diversity, inclusion and decolonization (EDID) at ...

Events

Gregory Keating shares reflections on reasonableness and risk

November 02, 2023
Gregory Keating, the William T. Dalessi Professor Law and Philosophy at USC Gould School of Law, delivered the first Tort Law Research Group ...

Students

Bridging the gap: 1L student Anna Wang aims to support immigrant families navigating legal challenges

October 24, 2023
Meet 1L student Anna Wang. Anna's experience as a first-generation immigrant, international student, mother and parent coach gave her clarity ...

Faculty Media Research

A new future for B.C. mineral claims

October 17, 2023
In a collaborative OPED for Canada's National Observer, Professor Sara Ghebremusse, Cassels Chair in Mining Law and Finance, comments on a ...

Research Media Faculty

Are We Dating The Same Guy? Online groups toe the line between protecting women and defaming men

October 06, 2023
Can women be sued in defamation when they use social media to warn other women about men on dating apps with harmful dating behaviour? Dean Erika ...

Students Research

PhD candidate Joel Welch explores science fiction’s influence on emerging technology regulation

October 06, 2023
PhD Candidate Joel Welch uses science fiction as a tool to explore the consequences and implications of emerging technologies and how legal ...

Faculty Students Research

Blog: Gendered Crime as a Central Focus in the ICC’s Al-Hassan Case

September 22, 2023
Professor Valerie Oosterveld and 3L student, Nicole Dotson co-authored a blog post for The Armed Groups and International Law blog on Gendered ...

Faculty

Professor Martin Petrin speaks at NUS Law as distinguished visitor

September 21, 2023
Professor Martin Petrin was recently chosen as the National University of Singapore Law's Kwa Geok Choo Distinguished Visitor. In August ...

Students Events

Incoming Western Law students take pledge of professionalism at Induction Ceremony

September 06, 2023
Kicking off a week of orientation programming for the Class of 2026, Western Law welcomed 190 incoming JD students at the Induction Ceremony on ...

Faculty Students

Blog: Sport Solution Clinic identifies gaps in the safe sport system for provincial-level athletes

August 31, 2023
Amanda Fowler and Safiya Nanji of Western Law's Sport Solution Clinic share insights on gaps in the safe sport system for provincial-level ...

Faculty Research Events

Tenth biennial Obligations conference explores private law and the state

August 15, 2023
Leading legal scholars, judges and practitioners from around the world gathered at the picturesque Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in July ...

Alumni

The Visionary: Louis Frapporti LL.B. '90

August 11, 2023
Louis Frapporti LL.B. '90 shares how his role as managing partner at Gowling WLG fostered his affinity for community engagement that led him ...

Faculty Media

Could space (the final frontier) hold climate solutions for planet Earth?

August 11, 2023
Could extracting resources from other celestial bodies help to solve our climate crisis? Visiting Professor Elizabeth Steyn tells the Weather ...

Faculty Media

Recognizing the Complexity of Gender in the Crime Against Humanity of Persecution

July 24, 2023
Professor Valerie Oosterveld writes for Just Security about how the International Criminal Court Prosecutor's Policy on Gender Persecution ...

Alumni

The Connector: Alexa Abiscott LL.B. '03

July 21, 2023
Alexa Abiscott LL.B. '03 is a founding member and President of Women General Counsel Canada. Read her profile from the 2022 issue of the ...

Students Alumni Events

Class of 2023 called to "leave tracks" at Convocation Awards Ceremony

June 30, 2023
The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg once compelled law graduates to "leave tracks" and "repair the tears in their ...

Students

Ten Western Law students secure prestigious judicial clerkships

June 22, 2023
Keeping pace with a new record set last year, 10 Western Law students have been selected for judicial clerkships. After graduating, Western Law ...

Announcements Faculty

Welcoming Professor Sara Ghebremusse, Cassels Chair in Mining Law and Finance

June 05, 2023
Western Law is pleased to announce the appointment of Sara Ghebremusse, PhD, as assistant professor and Cassels Chair in Mining Law and Finance. ...

Announcements Students

AthletesCAN, Western Law announce 2023-25 Sport Solution Program Managers

May 26, 2023
AthletesCAN, the association of Canada’s national team athletes and the Faculty of Law at Western University are pleased to announce the ...

Faculty

Remembering former professor, Justice Horace Krever

May 11, 2023
We send condolences to the family of former Western Law professor, Justice Horace Krever who passed on April 30, 2023. Justice Krever joined the ...

Faculty Announcements Research

Professor Wade Wright named 2023-2025 Faculty Scholar

May 10, 2023
Professor Wade Wright, a leading scholar of Canadian constitutional law, has been named a Western University Faculty Scholar for 2023 to 2025. The ...

Research Students

Inspiring Minds: PhD Candidate Carol Dyck

May 02, 2023
Inspiring Minds seeks to broaden awareness and impact of graduate student research, while enhancing transferable skills. Students were challenged ...

Media Research Faculty

Police violations of Charter rights highlight the need for accountability and transparency

May 01, 2023
Visiting lecturer, Sunil Gurmukh, shares how the data that Western Law's Hidden Racial Profiling Project has uncovered regarding police ...

Research Faculty

Professor Oosterveld and CPIJ team honoured with Governor General's Award for Innovation

May 01, 2023
The Canadian Partnership for International Justice (CPIJ), which includes Western Law professor Valerie Oosterveld as a founding member, was named ...

Announcements Faculty

Western announces 2022-23 teaching award recipients

April 20, 2023
Professor Joanna Langille was among recipients of Western's 2022-2023 teaching awards

Faculty Announcements

Professor Ryan Liss receives Western Law's Teaching Excellence Award

April 20, 2023
Enthusiastic, engaging, approachable, and caring. These are all descriptors that students used in their evaluations of Professor Ryan Liss. For ...

Faculty Students

‘I want to be a part of that future’: United Nations trip life-changing for students

April 19, 2023
Twenty-one students from Western Law visited the UN’s New York headquarters in March

Events

Aileen Kavanagh examines “Underuse of the Override” at 2023 Coxford Lecture

April 18, 2023
Professor Aileen Kavanagh – Chair of Constitutional Governance at Trinity College Dublin and Director of TriCON, the Trinity Centre for ...

Media Research Faculty

Virtual tool developed by Osgoode Hall and Western professors expands experiential learning

April 13, 2023
An audio-visual technology used for piloting in a contract law course called Teaching and Learning Law in the Metaverse anticipates potential ...

Faculty Announcements Research

Michael Coyle earns Deans Research Fellowship for project on The Recognition of Indigenous Laws and its Implication for Canadian Federalism

April 11, 2023
Professor Michael Coyle has been selected as the recipient of the 2023 Dean’s Research fellowship for his project entitled The Recognition ...

Giving Alumni

Hewat Family establishes continuing award for Indigenous law students

March 28, 2023
Indigenous law students who have demonstrated a contribution to their community, and an interest in continuing to support Indigenous communities ...

Media Announcements

Free legal info on sexual assault now available to Western University students

March 28, 2023
Students at Western University now have access to free legal information surrounding sexual assault thanks to the launch of a new pilot program ...

Research Students

Student researchers propose policy framework for asteroid mining on project Khepri

March 23, 2023
In the summer of 2022, Western Law students Aaron Groh and Brieanna Miklaucic, under the supervision of Professors Valerie Oosterveld and ...

Students Media

Western Law launches summer program to prepare law students for employment

March 13, 2023
Western Law has launched a program that will connect all incoming law students with work placements after their first year of studies, providing ...

Faculty

Professor Randal Graham explores current law and politics through speculative satire in Nether Regions

March 02, 2023
With the September 2022 release of Nether Regions, professor Randal Graham has closed the chapter on his Beforelife trilogy. At least for now. ...

Students Announcements

First-year Western Law students to get work placements before second year

March 01, 2023
Western Law is launching the Summer After 1L Employment Program (SA1L), connecting all doctor of jurisprudence (JD) students with work placements ...

Research Faculty

Western researchers call for better physician licensing system to address medical care in Space

March 01, 2023
With an exponential increase in Space travel in recent years, one of the many questions facing the global community is around what rules and laws ...

Students Announcements

Western Law’s SA1L Program to help 1L students chart their professional courses

February 28, 2023
Beginning in the 2023-24 academic year, Western Law will launch the Summer After 1L Program (SA1L), connecting all incoming JD students with ...

Research Faculty

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: Reflecting on a year of war and atrocities

February 23, 2023
Western professors Marta Dyczok and Valerie Oosterveld to host international conference on the ongoing conflict

Students

Western Law students take home the trophy as first Canadian team in the Hague Inter-University Law Debate Tournament

February 13, 2023
In June 2022, Western Law Students Justine Dryburgh, Meghan Hawa, and Dylan Parobec, with the support of their coach, Professor Valerie ...

Alumni Events

Michael St. Patrick Baxter (LL.B. '79) to share his journey from Windsor to Washington

February 09, 2023
Join the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the Faculty of Law on March 16, 2022 at 12:30 p.m. in the Moot Court Room of the Law ...

Announcements Alumni Faculty

Leading Human Rights Lawyer Sunil Gurmukh (LL.B. ’08) appointed Visiting Lecturer

February 02, 2023
Western Law is pleased to announce that Sunil Gurmukh has joined us as a Visiting Lecturer. Gurmukh has been leading the Hidden Racial Profiling ...

Research Media Students

Expert insight: Extended copyright benefits the corporate few, not the public

January 25, 2023
Who benefits from Canada’s recent extension of copyright? Dead authors? Students? Marginalized writers? If you answered no to all of these, ...

Announcements

Winter term dispatch: News and opportunities for the new year

January 19, 2023
As we welcome back students to campus for the winter term, we’re sharing a roundup of recent faculty news, including the appointment of our ...

Announcements

Former Ontario deputy premier is Western Law’s Distinguished Leader in Residence

January 16, 2023
Christine Elliott, former Ontario deputy premier and Western alum is joining the university as Distinguished Leader in Residence at Western Law.

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