Gemma SmythThe federal government has appointed Windsor Law professor Gemma Smyth to its Judicial Advisory Committee.

Law professor to advise on appointment of federal judges

Windsor Law professor Gemma Smyth has been appointed to the Federal Judicial Advisory Committee for Ontario.

The core of the judicial appointments process lies in the independent advisory committees tasked with evaluating the qualifications of applying lawyers. Committee chairs and members are appointed by the federal government for two-year terms with the possibility of renewal at the government’s discretion.

Prof. Smyth manages and teaches in the Faculty of Law externship and judicial internship programs.

“Federal Judicial Advisory Committees increase accountability and transparency in judicial appointments,” she said. “It is an honour to serve on a committee that plays an important role in the judicial appointments process.”

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