Upcoming Events


October 26 at 12 p.m. | Zoom

Jean Tirole’s lecture will revisit a nagging question: should we expect the market to weaken our moral compass, as civil society, religions and philosophers often warn? How powerful is the common excuse, “If I don’t do it, someone else will”? Tirole will discuss the circumstances under which competition is likely to push managers to cut ethical corners or, on the contrary, to boost prosocial behavior; and he will reflect on whether the presence of non-profits can bring ethical discipline to the market.

This event is open to the public. Spots are limited and advance registration is required.

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A Face of ‘Unfounded’: Ava Williams’ Experience

October 28 at 6 p.m. | Zoom

Part 1 of Western Law's 2021-22 Gender-Based & Sexual Violence Education Series. Students who attend at least 4 sessions will receive a certificate of recognition signed by Dean Chamberlain.

When Ava Williams, JD'18, was in the middle of her 2L year, she shared the story of her sexual assault in Unfounded, a front-page national investigation about police handling of sexual assault reports published by the Globe and Mail. Overnight, the story blew up and the public, political, and police response was beyond what anyone could have expected.

Ava is now a lawyer on Bay Street and the named plaintiff in a civil Charter lawsuit against the London Police. She will discuss her experience as a survivor of gender-based violence and what it was like to share her story despite having no idea how it would be received by the legal community.

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