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Gemma Smyth

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.

Law deans' letter to the community on anti-Black racism

We condemn the recent, senseless violence leading to the deaths of Black individuals in the United States and Canada. We grieve the loss of George Floyd, Regis Korchinski-Paquet, Ahmaud Arbery and many additional Black lives. Anti-Black racism is pervasive in Canadian society, including in its universities and law schools. We acknowledge that there has been a history of Anti-Black racism at Windsor Law. 

Windsor Law finds success in mooting competitions

Recognizing that experiential learning is a key component of providing a rigorous legal education, the Advocacy and Mooting Program at Windsor Law engages students each year in a variety of mock advocacy competitions including mooting (appellate advocacy), mock trial competitions, mock mediation, client counseling, and negotiation competitions.

Windsor Law reports the following successes for the 2019-20 mooting season:

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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.”