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Smyth and Jacobs join leadership team

Windsor Law is pleased to announce the appointments of Professor Gemma Smyth as associate dean (academic) and of Professor Laverne Jacobs as the inaugural associate dean of research and graduate studies.

“We are thrilled to be adding Professors Smyth and Jacobs to our leadership team,” said Dean of Law, Christopher Waters. “We are grateful for the outstanding support to students provided by former Associate Dean Jasminka Kalajdzic and Acting Associate Dean Maggie Liddle.”

Professor Elman receives honorary LLD from the Law Society of Ontario

The Law Society of Ontario presented an honorary Doctor of Laws degree (LLD) to Windsor Law professor and former dean, Bruce Elman, at its Call to the Bar ceremony in London this week.

The Law Society awards honorary doctorates each year to distinguished members of the profession and the public in recognition of outstanding achievements in the legal profession, the rule of law or the cause of justice. 

Alums claim exceptional young leader award four years in a row

Each year the Canadian Defence Lawyers recognize exceptional contributions made by a young member with the Richard B. Lindsay QC Exceptional Young Leader Award, an award named in honour of their past president. John Lea ‘07 is the 2018 recipient. We are proud to see Windsor Law alums claim this award for the fourth consecutive year. 

  • 2018 – John Lea (‘07)
  • 2017 – Jason Frost (‘07)
  • 2016 – Andrea Lim (‘08)
  • 2015 – Laura Emmett (‘07) 

Windsor Law alumni leaders in the legal profession

Across the country, Windsor Law alums like Diana Miles ’88 and Dan Pinnington ‘91 are attaining prominence in leadership roles within the legal profession. 

Miles was recently appointed CEO of the Law Society of Ontario by Treasurer and President, Paul Schabas. 

She joined the Law Society in 2001 and has assumed multiple leadership roles within the organization before her appointment as CEO.