UWindsor alumna Sukanya Pillay (BA communication studies 1987, LLB 1990) has returned to the Faculty of Law as one of two Law Foundation of Ontario Scholars taking up appointments for the 2017-18 year.
Pillay, most recently executive director of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, taught in the school from 2002 to 2007. She received the 2016 Award of Excellence in the Promotion of Women’s Equality from the Ontario Bar Association and will teach in the areas of national security and civil liberties.
“I am so happy to be back at Windsor Law, my alma mater and the original social justice law school in Canada,” she said. “I am excited to work with the dynamic faculty and students here, and to help promote a centre of excellence in civil liberties and human rights.”
The other new appointee, Patrícia Galvão Ferreira, will teach environmental law and international environmental law, supervising students at the Transnational Environmental Law Clinic, a joint program of Wayne State University and Windsor Law.
“This position will allow me to strengthen my research agenda on transnational environmental law, as Windsor Law is recognized as a centre of excellence in transnational legal studies,” she said.