At Windsor Law, research is vibrant. Our faculty members share a commitment to access to justice that permeates their research. Our professors are scholars and experts in a variety of areas including public law, Indigenous legal orders, corporate and commercial law, environmental law and civil procedure, to name just a few. Moreover, through our scholarship we realize our institutional values of being people-centred, community-engaged, justice-seeking, dynamic and inclusive, and propose ways in which the law can be a tool for social change, contributing to a more just and equitable world.
“Windsor Law’s commitment to access to justice is one of the things that sets it apart. That commitment is manifest in many of the school’s institutional features, in our faculty research, in our course offerings, our admissions policy and our dedicated social justice careers coordinator. It sets the tone of the place.” Professor Claire Mummé.
“Windsor is a border city and Windsor Law takes full advantage of that - as a result there is no better place in Canada to study law in its transnational and global context. It has been immensely gratifying to see many of our students carve out international law careers after they graduate.” Dean Christopher Waters.
"Windsor Law is a community in the best sense of the word. It is a place where administrative staff, librarians, faculty members and students occupy a common space, interact with one another and enjoy a sense of belonging and fellowship. Where people share a common commitment to their respective communities, to a spirit of volunteerism and social responsibility. A place where excellence is encouraged, civility and compassion expected, collaboration and shared." Associate Professor Jasminka Kalajdzic.
The Law and Technology Lab (LTEC Lab) is a community that gathers University of Windsor faculty, students, and alumni whose research, teaching and experiential learning initiatives revolve around the theme of law and technology. “Lab” denotes Windsor Law’s progressive and innovative approach to legal research, teaching and experiential learning, the desire to experiment, test the law, and set new boundaries in these areas.
The National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP) builds on the National Self-Represented Litigants (SRLs) Research Study conducted by Dr. Julie Macfarlane from 2011-2013. The project takes its mandate from the Final Recommendations of the Research Report: 10 Action Steps for the SRL Phenomenon.
NSRLP aims to continue to generate energy and motivation towards serious contemplation of system change, reflecting the findings of the Research Study.
NSRLP is committed to collaboration to enhance the responsiveness of the Canadian justice system to SRLs, and to continuing dialogue among the stakeholders who include SRLs, lawyers, judges and court services staff.