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Tess Sheldon, Assistant Professor

Tess Sheldon joined the University of Windsor Faculty of Law in 2018 as an Assistant Professor and Externship Director.

She writes, presents and teaches extensively on a variety of mental health, access to justice, disability and human rights topics. Dr. Sheldon completed her doctorate at the University of Toronto, exploring the legal issues raised by the covert administration of medication in psychiatric settings. She practiced exclusively with Ontario’s legal clinic system, including at ARCH Disability Law Centre and Justice for Children and Youth.

Dr. Sheldon's research, including about coercive medication administration practices in psychiatric settings, scrutinizes the role of law to protect and promote our communities’ health. She explores the law’s possibilities (and perils) to confront the regimes that reflect and reinforce economic and social exclusion, inclusive of persons with disabilities and consumers/survivors of the psychiatric system.