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.
— Published on Jul 7th, 2020
Earlier this month, the Windsor Law Centre for Cities collaborated with the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) to publish a report on cities and COVID-19 after 100 days of shutdown. The report, which examines how life and governance — how we live, move, work, care, and prosper — in Canadian cities have changed over the first 100 days of the pandemic, was released Friday on COVID100.ca.
— Published on Jun 30th, 2020
— Published on Jun 16th, 2020
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.
— Published on Jun 26th, 2020
In response to COVID-19, Windsor Law has launched a suite of additional student supports including enhanced career service resources, a pandemic-specific emergency bursary program, and 30 new summer opportunities for law students who either lost their summer placements or were unable to secure positions due to the global pandemic.
— Published on May 14th, 2020
Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies) Laverne Jacobs was one of a number of administrative law scholars invited to share an opinion on the Supreme Court of Canada's pending decision on the standard of review. The decision is scheduled to be released on Thursday, December 19.
Read the full article on the Globe and Mail.
— Published on Dec 18th, 2019
On Thursday May 23th, 2019 Assisted Living Southwestern Ontario (ALSO) in partnership with the University of Windsor, St. Clair College, the City of Windsor and the Amherstburg Accessibility Advisory Committee presented the 4th Windsor-Essex Accessibility Awards. The annual event recognizes individuals, organizations and businesses who have made a difference in creating a more accessible community for people with disabilities, acquired brain injuries and seniors.
— Published on May 29th, 2019
Amid the SNC Lavalin saga, Windsor Law Associate Dean (Research & Graduate Studies) Laverne Jacobs weighs in on identifying and preventing inappropriate political interference. Her article was published on The Conversation Canada, a daily independent online publication, over the weekend.
— Published on Mar 26th, 2019
Dr. Laverne Jacobs, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies at Windsor Law says that enforcing accessibility legislation can be tricky.
“It’s important to have government will to put into place the discretion in order to ensure that inspectors are put into place, that investigations are done,” says Jacobs.
— Published on Jan 9th, 2019
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.”
— Published on Jun 28th, 2018