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Dual JD students write articles for The Lawyer's Daily

Last week, two Windsor Law and Detroit Mercy Law students enrolled in the Canadian & American Dual JD program wrote articles for The Lawyer's Daily, published by LexisNexis Canada.

In their respective articles, Sarina Nezhadian (2L) wrote about COVID-19 and the difficulties for Ontario inmates, while Matthew Chikaonda (3L) wrote about how Bayer AG's strategy in Roundup class actions is fraught with reputational risks.

Assoc. Dean Laverne Jacobs comments on mandatory mask policies

In recent media interviews, Associate Dean (Research & Graduate Studies) Laverne Jacobs commented on mandatory mask mandates as they relate to accessibility concerns for vulnerable populations. 

Dr. Jacobs said many people with disabilities fear that they'll be asked to share their health history with a stranger every time they enter a store in order to “prove” they fall into an exempted category.

Professor Vasanthi Venkatesh comments on Ontario's plan to support migrant workers

As Windsor-Essex moves towards reopening, the Government of Ontario announced a temporary foreign workers' plan which includes on-site testing at agri-farm businesses; allowing migrant workers access to Workplace Safety and Insurance Board benefits and protections under the Employment Standards Act; and new public health guidance for asymptomatic workers allowing them to continue working outdoors in isolation.

Professor Gemma Smyth recipient of inaugural award

Windsor Law Professor Gemma Smyth is the inaugural recipient of the Association for Canadian Clinical Legal Education’s (ACCLE) Buhler Award. Named in honour of Sarah Buhler, long-time ACCLE board member and professor at the College of Law University of Saskatchewan, the award is presented to a professor whose work intersects academic and clinical approaches to clinical and experiential legal education.