News Stories

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. 

Advocacy Accolades

At Windsor Law, experiential learning is a key component of legal education. 

The 2017/2018 advocacy season began with the BLG/Cavalluzzo Hayes Labour and Employment Law Oral Advocacy Competition in October where students Angela Zhu (2L) and Teddy Weinstein (3L), along with their coach Kendal McKinney ‘00, won first place and brought home the Kitchen Cup. In addition to winning the Cup, Weinstein was also recognized as Top Oralist. 

Record number of employers participate in Windsor Law Career Day

Over 50 firms and employers took part in Windsor Law’s 19th Annual Career Day this spring. Students had the opportunity to participate in mock interviews, ask questions during expert panels, and take part in roundtable discussions. Special thanks to all the firms and employers who made the trip to Windsor to mentor our students. 

Windsor Law Career Day 2018

Decolonizing Law Conference

In May, Windsor Law hosted the first Decolonizing Law conference where 72 participants explored synergies and divergences relating to the meaning and scope of decolonization at the intersection of both Indigenous and Third World decolonial movements. 

Dr. John Borrows, University of Victoria Faculty of Law, and Dr. Usha Natarajan, American University of Cairo, Egypt, Department of Law, set the stage for our conference with their keynote conversation focusing on their own reflections on decolonizing law.