Lisa Trabucco is an Assistant Professor, having joined the Faculty of Law as Visiting Assistant Professor of Legal Research and Writing in 2017. Dr. Trabucco’s dissertation, “The Regulation of Paralegals in Ontario: Increased Access to Justice?”, explores through empirical research of paralegal representatives at the Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal whether paralegal regulation has increased access to justice, as the government promised it would and the Law Society claims it has. Professor Trabucco holds both a PhD and LLM from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, an LLB from the University of Windsor Faculty of Law, and a Journalism degree (BJ Hons.) from Carleton University.
Professor Trabucco teaches courses on the Legal Profession and Access to Justice. She has taught law courses in the Sport Management program at Brock University, and was formerly a faculty member in the paralegal program at Sheridan College. She has taught courses in contracts, torts, administrative law, civil procedure, trademarks, tribunal practice, licensing intellectual property in sport, advocacy, and Legal Research and Writing.
At Windsor Law, Lisa is the creator of the What’s Your Point? Writing Workshop and, formerly, Faculty Advisor for the Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues and Faculty Lead of the Academic Success Program.
Professor Trabucco's research interests include the legal profession, professional regulation, non-lawyer legal service provision and regulation of non-lawyers, access to justice, negligence, torts, sports law, intellectual property licensing, athletes’ rights and morals clauses, legal history, and empirical legal research.
After her call to the bar of Ontario in 1993, Lisa practiced law for 15 years in the areas of civil litigation (negligence, personal injury, automobile insurance), intellectual property, and administrative law.