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Windsor Law professors make submissions to UN

A group of Windsor Law Professors have written submissions about five critical areas of human rights and civil liberties concerns, for the forthcoming 2018 Universal Periodic Review  (UPR) of Canada. The UPR process, which began after 2007, is a process of the UN Human Rights Council that uniquely allows all 193 UN Member States to engage in a ‘peer-review process’:  States raise concerns and identify challenges regarding human rights practice and protections in each country.  The country under review has an opportunity to hear all the concerns raised, and respond regard

Every little bit helps: Law students and faculty do their part to assist sustainable development

With the semester now in full swing, students and faculty are doing their part to shed some light on sustainability.

Environmental law professor, Patrícia Galvão Ferreira, kicked off Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy Awareness Week with a discussion panel on Climate Change and Energy Conservation.

Her lecture, The Paris Climate Agreement and the Global Move Towards Renewable Energy educated the university community about the importance of replacing fossil fuel generated energy by renewables in order to address climate change.

Legal Scholars join Windsor Law Faculty

Picture of Windsor Law Professors, Sukanya Pillay and Patrícia Galvão Ferreira

Windsor Law is pleased to welcome Sukanya Pillay and Patrícia Galvão Ferreira to the Faculty as Law Foundation of Ontario Scholars for 2017-2018.

Pillay, a graduate of Windsor Law (‘90) and former faculty member (2002-2007), is an international human rights lawyer with expertise in Canadian constitutional law, civil liberties, trade and development.

Professor Julie Macfarlane recognized by Canadian Lawyer Magazine as one of Canada’s 25 Most Influential Lawyers

Canadian Lawyer Magazine has recognized Windsor Law Professor, Julie Macfarlane, as one of Canada’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers for 2017. 

The list, now in its eighth year, is assembled annually with help from the law community to recognize legal professionals who have made outstanding contributions to the profession in the last 18 months. Over 200 nominations were received for the 2017 list and nearly 10,000 people voted.

Cerone's Fellowship at the Norwegian Nobel Institute

Earlier this year, John Cerone, the Paul Martin Senior Professor in International Affairs & Law, was awarded a Nobel Fellowship to pursue his research on disarmament, with a focus on accountability for the use of chemical weapons. Professor Cerone spent the first half of the summer as a Fellow at the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo, where he presented his research to a group of experts at a high-level seminar. 

Professor Bahdi to Receive Guthrie Award

Professor Reem Bahdi

The Law Foundation of Ontario will honour Windsor Law professor, Reem Bahdi, as the 2017 recipient of the esteemed Guthrie Award.

The Guthrie Award, established in 1996, is awarded annually and recognizes an outstanding individual in the legal field for their significant contributions towards access to justice.

Bahdi, a former Associate Dean at Windsor Law (2012-2015) and human rights expert, will join the legacy of leaders who have been recognized for their efforts in improving access to justice.