Jasminka Kalajdzic, Professor


Jasminka Kalajdzic is a Professor and Founding Director of the Class Action Clinic at Windsor Law. She joined the Faculty of Law in 2009 after twelve years in private practice as a civil litigator. Professor Kalajdzic teaches Evidence, Class Actions and the Class Action Clinic seminar. Her current research focuses on access to justice and class actions. She has published three books and dozens of peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and reports on all aspects of class action litigation, among other topics.

Professor Kalajdzic regularly makes presentations to the bench and the bar, both in Canada and abroad. In 2015, she published the Law of Class Actions in Canada (Carswell), a text co-authored with the Honourable Warren K. Winkler, Justice Paul Perell, and Alison Warner. In 2016, she prepared significant updates to the National Judicial Institute's Bench Book on Class Actions and in 2018, she published Class Actions in Canada: The Promise and Reality of Access to Justice (UBC Press).

Professor Kalajdzic served three years as the Articles Editor for the Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice, the faculty's refereed law journal, and six years as a member of the Law Foundation of Ontario's Class Proceedings Committee. She was co-principal researcher and co-author of the Law Commission of Ontario's Class Action Report, published in 2019. She also served on the Academic Expert Panel for the Australia Law Reform Commission's 2018 Report on Class Actions and Litigation Funding.

Professor Kalajdzic was appointed Associate Dean in 2016-17. In 2021, she was awarded the inaugural OBA Excellence in Class Actions Award, and the University of Windsor's Alumni Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to University Teaching. In 2023, she was honoured by the Ontario Bar Association for her "significant contributions to access to justice." 

In April 2023, Professor Kalajdzic was elected a Bencher of the Law Society of Ontario, representing the SouthWest Region, for a four-year term. She is also an adjudicator on the Law Society Tribunal.