Editorial Board

Editor-in-ChiefNoel Semple

Noel Semple is Assistant Professor at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law, and 2014-15 OBA Chief Justice of Ontario Fellow in Legal Ethics and Professionalism Research. He teaches and writes in the fields of dispute resolution, access to justice, legal professionalism, and family law.

Noel completed his Ph.D at Osgoode Hall Law School (York University) in 2011, after having received an LL.M degree in 2009. His doctoral focus was the custody and access arrangements made for children following the breakdown of their parents’ relationships. His dissertation critically analyzed the litigation and settlement mechanisms used to resolve these disputes, and their costs and benefits for the children involved. The severe lack of affordable and professional legal assistance in the family law field became obvious during this research, and inspired Noel’s postdoctoral research agenda.


Editorial Board:

William E. Conklin

Recently elected to the Royal Society of Canada, Bill teaches at the University of Windsor. Bill Conklin received his PhD in Social and Political Thought from York University Canada and graduate degrees in Law from Columbia University and in International Relations from the London School of Economics.

Bill was Editor in Chief of 6 volumes (including the first volume) of the Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice. He has also authored seven books, co-edited 2 anthologies, and authored a substantial number of refereed articles in Jurisprudence, the Humanities, International Law theory, Comparative Constitutional Law, Constitutional Law & Constitutional Theory. He was awarded the “Special Recognition Award, 2006” and the “Senior University Scholar, 2007” by the University of Windsor.


Paul D. Ocheje

Paul D. Ocheje joined the Faculty in July 2000. Prior to joining the Faculty, he taught at the University of Benin Law School, Nigeria. He was also State Counsel, Ministry of Justice, Kano State, Nigeria. 

Dr. Ocheje’s research interests include public and private international law, international criminal law, human rights, law and development, global governance, consumer protection, and property law. He teaches or has taught the following courses: property law, access to justice, insurance law, and law and development.


Kristen Thomasen

Kristen Thomasen joined the Faculty of Law in January 2017 as an Assistant Professor. Her research focuses on the legal, social and ethical implications of robotic technologies and artificial intelligence.Professor Thomasen is completing her Ph.D. from the University of Ottawa. Her thesis explores the implications of drone technology for privacy in public spaces in Canada.


Vasanthi Venkatesh

Vasanthi Venkatesh is Assistant Professor in Law, Land, and Local Economies at the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law. Her research focuses on law and social movements, citizenship and immigration, law and political economy, labour and human rights, legal pluralism, critical race and postcolonial theory, empirical legal methods, and international and comparative law. Vasanthi holds a JD from the University of Toronto, an MA in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, has an MS and a BS degree from Purdue University and Mumbai University respectively. She is finishing her PhD at the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program at the University of California Berkeley, Faculty of Law.