Faculty News

Smyth and Jacobs join leadership team

Windsor Law is pleased to announce the appointments of Professor Gemma Smyth as associate dean (academic) and of Professor Laverne Jacobs as the inaugural associate dean of research and graduate studies.

“We are thrilled to be adding Professors Smyth and Jacobs to our leadership team,” said Dean of Law, Christopher Waters. “We are grateful for the outstanding support to students provided by former Associate Dean Jasminka Kalajdzic and Acting Associate Dean Maggie Liddle.”

Professor Elman receives honorary LLD from the Law Society of Ontario

The Law Society of Ontario presented an honorary Doctor of Laws degree (LLD) to Windsor Law professor and former dean, Bruce Elman, at its Call to the Bar ceremony in London this week.

The Law Society awards honorary doctorates each year to distinguished members of the profession and the public in recognition of outstanding achievements in the legal profession, the rule of law or the cause of justice. 

Professor Anneke Smit joins UNHCR Europe and the European Resettlement Network as a consultant to conduct study of higher education scholarships for refugees

In the midst of the global migration crisis, higher education opportunities for refugee youth can play a crucial role in their safety and protection.

Following the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants in 2016, universities and other members of civil society have been called upon to share responsibility for creating pathways to refugee protection. To assist these efforts, Windsor Law’s Professor Anneke Smit was engaged by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Europe and partner organizations in the European Resettlement Network (ERN+) as external consultant to conduct a feasibility study of higher education scholarships for refugees.

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