News Stories

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. 

Minister Naqvi delivers the 2018 George M. Duck Lecture

Challenging the Status Quo: A Vision for the Next 50 Years 

Windsor Law was delighted to have the Honourable Yasir Naqvi, Attorney General of Ontario, speak at the 2018 Duck Lecture. The Minister delivered an engaging speech to encourage current and future lawyers to challenge the status quo and continue to push for justice system reform.

The Attorney General of Ontario, the Honourable Yasir Naqvi

Justice Russell Brown delivers keynote at the 2018 Canadian Law Student Conference

The Canadian Law Student Conference, hosted by the Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues, welcomed keynote speaker Justice Russell Brown of the Supreme Court of Canada to Windsor Law. 

Justice Brown, who was an academic prior to his appointment and taught at The University of Alberta, Faculty of Law, delivered a lecture on tort law to students and faculty. 

Left to Right: Dragana Bukejlovic (3L), Courtney March (3L), Justice Russell Brown, and Dean Waters