Editor-in-Chief: Myra Tawfik
A former Associate Dean, Professor Myra Tawfik teaches Confidential Information and Copyright Law. Her research interest is in intellectual property law, particularly the law of copyright including early Canadian copyright law history. Professor Tawfik has published both nationally and internationally and her most recent publications include: Myra J. Tawfik, International Copyright Law: W[h]ither User Rights? - Chapter 3 in In the Public Interest: The Future of Canadian Copyright Law, Geist, M., ed., (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2005); Myra J. Tawfik, Follow the Lego Brick Road: The Doctrine of Functionality under Canadian Trademark Law (2005) 15 Molengrafica Series 71(Intersentia Publishers, Antwerp, Oxford New York); Myra J. Tawfik, Fair Dealing as a User Right under International Copyright Law - April-June 2005 UNESCO Copyright Bulletin, Myra J. Tawfik, Is the WTO/TRIPS Agreement User Friendly? Commissioned Study for the Canadian Library Association (January 2005). She is the co-editor of International Trade and Intellectual Property: The Search for a Balanced System (Westview Press) and the co-author of the forthcoming Internet Law title (Canadian Encyclopedic Digest - Thomson Carswell). Professor Tawfik is also the supervisor of the Intellectual Property Legal Information Network (IPLIN) providing opportunities for student interns to work on public legal education projects in matters relating to intellectual property and information technology law.
Professor Kalajdzic practiced civil litigation at prominent firms in both Toronto and Windsor for 12 years prior to joining the Faculty full-time in July 2009. As a sessional instructor at the Faculty of Law, she was selected by students for the Faculty Association’s teaching and mentorship award in 2007. Her research and teaching interests include empirical investigations of class action litigation, critical analysis of anti-terrorism law and policy, particularly as it relates to the laws of evidence, and access to justice.
Professor Valiante teaches Environmental Law, Land Use Planning Law, Municipal Law and International Environmental Law. Her research interests cover a range of issues in Canadian environmental law and policy, Canada-U.S. environmental relations with a focus on the Great Lakes, and citizen access to environmental decision-making. This research has appeared in a number of government reports and a range of books and journals.
Laverne Jacobs is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at the Faculty of Law. Prior to joining Windsor Law, she held an appointment as a Visiting Scholar at Cornell University Law School. Her primary research interests are in the areas of domestic and comparative administrative law, human rights, freedom of information and qualitative empirical methodologies. Professor Jacobs is currently engaged in a multijurisdictional research project on polyjuralism in the administrative state, for which she co-organized an international research workshop at Windsor Law, funded by SSHRC, and which will see the publication of a book of essays in 2012. Professor Jacobs teaches Judicial Review, Civil Liberties and a seminar on Law, Disability & Social Change