On Thursday May 23th, 2019 Assisted Living Southwestern Ontario (ALSO) in partnership with the University of Windsor, St. Clair College, the City of Windsor and the Amherstburg Accessibility Advisory Committee presented the 4th Windsor-Essex Accessibility Awards. The annual event recognizes individuals, organizations and businesses who have made a difference in creating a more accessible community for people with disabilities, acquired brain injuries and seniors.
— Published on May 29th, 2019
Amid the SNC Lavalin saga, Windsor Law Associate Dean (Research & Graduate Studies) Laverne Jacobs weighs in on identifying and preventing inappropriate political interference. Her article was published on The Conversation Canada, a daily independent online publication, over the weekend.
— Published on Mar 26th, 2019
Dr. Laverne Jacobs, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies at Windsor Law says that enforcing accessibility legislation can be tricky.
“It’s important to have government will to put into place the discretion in order to ensure that inspectors are put into place, that investigations are done,” says Jacobs.
— Published on Jan 9th, 2019
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.”
— Published on Jun 28th, 2018
The University of Windsor Faculty Association recently honoured Professor Laverne Jacobs with the Mary Lou Dietz Equity and Leadership Award for her contributions to diversity and equity.
— Published on May 22nd, 2018
Professor Laverne Jacobs was interviewed by the Windsor Star following the release of the Caboto Club’s constitution that prohibits people with disabilities from joining the club.
Read the full article on the Windsor Star website.
— Published on Feb 28th, 2018
Professors Kristen Thomasen and Laverne Jacobs discuss autonomous vehicles, accessibility and the law with CBC Windsor's Tony Doucette.
Listen to the full interview on the CBC Windsor website.
— Published on Feb 22nd, 2018
Professor Laverne Jacobs was interviewed by CBC News regarding barriers in the disability community and the upcoming series of public lectures that the Law, Disability and Social Change Project is hosting to raise awareness.
— Published on Jan 12th, 2018
2017 has proven to be an exciting year for Windsor Law’s LLM program. The program honoured its first graduate, Britney DeCosta, during the fall convocation ceremony.
DeCosta, who graduated from the University of Windsor with a joint MSW/JD degree in 2016, was one of four LLM students in the first cohort that started in the fall of 2016.
— Published on Oct 29th, 2017
Jacobs, Laverne "'Humanizing’ Disability Law: Citizen Participation in the Development of Accessibility Regulations in Canada," Revue Internationale des Gouvernements Ouverts, (2016), p. 93-120.
Windsor Law Faculty Author: Laverne Jacobs