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.
The program welcomed its second cohort of students in September: Aituaje Aizenobie, Wissam Aoun and Sindhu DeLivera.
Aizenobie, who travelled from Nigeria for the program, is working under the supervision of Professor Paul Ocheje on her thesis, Is State
Practice Making Refugees Illegal? A Legal Perspective.
Aoun, a Windsorite, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and is the Director of the International IP Law Clinic, a collaboration between Windsor Law and Detroit Mercy Law. Aoun is working under the supervision of Professor Laverne Jacobs on his thesis, Between Legality and Legitimacy in Patent Agent Regulation.
DeLivera who joins us from Sri Lanka, is working under the supervision of Professor Vasanthi Venkatesh to complete her thesis, The Problem of Punishment: Conflicts with Fundamental Human Rights, Constitutionalism, and the Rule of Law.
The Windsor Law LLM is a robust research-based program that can be pursued in any area that falls within one of Windsor Law’s themes of access to justice and transnational law. It attracts legal scholars from a variety of fields, from Canada and around the world.
“There are unique opportunities for our students to work alongside faculty members who are leaders in their fields on cutting-edge access to justice issues" explained Program Director, Laverne Jacobs. "Windsor Law also offers generous and competitive funding for its graduate students through a mixture of scholarships and graduate and research assistantships.”
Isioma Morka-Christian is completing her second and final year in the LLM program and was recently awarded the 2017 University of Windsor Community Scholarship to assist with her graduate studies. The $4,000 scholarship is awarded to a student whose work demonstrates the potential to make an impact in African communities and is an affirmation that the advancement of women in Africa is of utmost importance in international society.
“I want to contribute to the creation of legal frameworks that will help eradicate child marriage and domestic violence,” said Morka-Christian. “The scholarship relieved me of some of the financial responsibility that may have affected my concentration.”
Morka-Christian is one of three students enrolled in Windsor Law’s two-year LLM with University Teaching Certificate program. This program, which is unique in Canada, allows students to complete a certificate in university teaching and gain teaching experience while completing their LLM thesis.
For more information on the LLM program please visit the Windsor Law LLM website.