Recent Faculty Publications & Presentations

 

  • January 2021 - Professor Martin Petrin co-authored an opinion piece on new legislation on gender quotas on boards of directors in the Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ), Switzerland's leading newspaper (in German).

  • January 2021 - Professor Suzanne E. Chiodo published, "Local Representation and Litigant Voice: The Story of Class Actions in Newfoundland and Labrador" (2020) 71 UNBLJ 204

  • January 2021 - Professor Suzanne E. Chiodo published, "Ontario Civil Justice Reform in the Wake of COVID-19: Inspired or Institutionalized?" (2021) 57:3 Osgoode Hall Law Journal 801

  • January 2021 - Professor David Sandomierski and Professor John Bliss of the University of Denver presented their research on equity considerations arising out of COVID-related law school grading changes to the section on empirical research on legal education at the American Association of Law Schools annual meeting in San Francisco on January 7, 2021 (via Zoom).

  • January 2021 - Professor David Sandomierski published "Catalytic Agents? Lon Fuller, James Milner, and the Lawyer as Social Architect, 1950-69" (2021) 71 University of Toronto Law Journal 91

  • January 2021 - Professor Claire Houston published "Case Comment: Undermining Children's Rights in A.M. v. C.H." (2020) 39 CFLQ 100

  • January 2021 - Professor Claire Houston published "Respecting and Protecting Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Children in Family Courts" (2020) 33 Can. J. Fam. L. 103
      
  • December 2020 - Professors David Sandomierski and Shauna Van Praagh (McGill) co-edited "Law and Learning in the Time of Pandemic" published, online, with Lex Electronica. Professors David Sandomierski and Colin Campbell both contributed essays to the collection.

  • December 2020 - Professors Erika Chamberlain and Stephen Pitel (General Editors) of Fridman's The Law of Torts in CanadaAuthors: Professors Andrew Botterell, Erika Chamberlain, Mitchell McInnes, Jason Neyers, Stephen Pitel and Zoë Sinel

  • December 2020 Professors Valerie Oosterveld and Margaret M. DeGuzman (Editors) The Elgar Companion to the International Criminal Court (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2020)

  • November 2020 - Professor Bassem Awad presented (online) "Intellectual Property and the Human Rights interface" to the Law and Human Rights class at the University of Wilfrid Laurier Faculty of Liberal Arts. 

  • November 2020 - Professors Valerie Oosterveld and Indira Rosenthal published  ‘Gender and the ILC’s 2019 Draft Articles on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes Against Humanity’ (2020) 6(1) in the African Journal of International Criminal Justice 215-227.
       
  • November 2020 - Professor Thomas Telfer presented (online) "The Legal History of Bankruptcy" to the Legal History class at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Law.

  • November 2020 - Dean Erika Chamberlain presented (online) "The Crown Liability and Proceedings Act, 2019: Codification or Expanded Liability?" at the Middlesex Law Association's Annual Straight from the Bench Conference.

  •  October 2020 - Professor Elizabeth Steyn published Slavery charges against Canadian mining company settled on the sly” in The Conversation Canada.

  • September 2020 - Professors Martin Petrin and Eleanore Hickman published  "Trustworthy AI and Corporate Governance" in the Oxford Business Law Blog (14 September 2020).

  • September 2020 - Professor Martin Petrin was an invited panelist and academic expert at an event discussing Ernst & Young's study on 'Artificial Intelligence in Company Law and Corporate Governance' for the European Directorate General for Justice and Consumers.

  • September 2020 - Professor Martin Petrin presented (online) his forthcoming chapter on "Exploring Justifications for a Broader Corporate Purpose" at the Colloquium for the Research Handbook on Corporate Purpose and Personhood, organized by Penn Law and Georgetown Law faculty members.
       
  • September 2020 - Professsor Margaret Ann Wilkinson's invited contribution "Does the Law Create Boundaries Limiting Genealogical Exploration through DNA in Canada?"  appeared in the theme issue "The Personal Past", Spring/Summer 2020 Canadian Issues p 62.

  • September 2020 - Professor Thomas Telfer spoke at the Western Fall Perspectives on Teaching Conference. His presentation was entitled, "Welcome to My Mindfulness Classroom"

  • July 2020 - Professor Colin Campbell co-presented a paper, "Countering Tax Avoidance in Canada before the General Anti-Avoidance Rule" at the Cambridge History of Tax Law Conference. The paper will be published in Studies in the History of Tax Law, volume 10, in 2021.

  • June 2020 - Professor Martin Petrin acted as a discussant on a paper on "Investor Perception and the 'Nested Legitimacy' of IPOs" at the Mike Wright Memorial Symposium/British J. of Management Special Issue on Entrepreneurial Finance, co-organized by Western's DAN Department of Management & Organizational Studies.

  • June 2020 - Professor Robert Solomon et al., published “Cannabis and Driving: The Provincial and Territorial Legislative Mosaic” in (2020) 68 Criminal Law Quarterly 165.

  • June 2020 - Professor Thomas Telfer delivered the keynote address to the Western Research Virtual Conference on June 11. His presentation was entitled "Breaking the Silence on Researcher Mental Health".

  • May 2020 Profesor Martin Petrin published, "Is Stakeholderism Bad for Stakeholders?" (21 May 2020) Columbia Law School Blog on Corporations & Capital Markets.

  • May 2020 - Professor Robert Solomon (with T. Stockwell, & P. O’Brien et al.), published “Cancer warning labels on alcohol containers: A consumer’s right to know, a government’s responsibility to inform, and an industry’s power to thwart” in (2020) 81(2) Journal of Studies on Alcohol & Drugs 284

  • May 2020 - Professor Chios Carmody's article "Pragmatism and the WTO Agreement" was published by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in a series about World Trade Organization reform.

  • April 2020 - Professor Robert Solomon (with L. MacLeod & E. Dumschat), published “The increasing role of provincial administrative sanctions in Canadian impaired driving enforcement” in (2020) 21(5) Traffic Injury Prevention 298.

  • March 2020 - Professor Robert Solomon, (with L. MacLeod & E. Dumschat), published “The Shifting Focus of Canadian Impaired Driving Enforcement: The Increased Role of Provincial and Territorial Administrative Sanctions” in (2020) 25 Canadian Criminal Law Review 24.

  • February 2020 - Professor Frankie Young's article "A Trojan Horse: Can Indian self-government be promoted through the Indian Act?" was published in Volume 97(3) of the Canadian Bar Review.

  • February 2020 – Professor Chi Carmody presented his paper “The New Normal: Abuse of Right under WTO Law” at the University of Illinois' John Marshall School of Law in Chicago. A portion of his paper will also be published in his forthcoming book A Theory of WTO Law: A Theory of Law (Cambridge).

  • January 2020 - Professors Martin Petrin and D. Gindis, published "Economic Analysis of Corporate Law" in: A. Marciano & G. Battista Ramello (eds.), Encyclopedia of Law and Economics (Springer, 2020)

  • December 2019 – Professor Margaret Ann Wilkinson's co-edited volume New Paradigms in the Protection of Inventiveness, Data and Signs, published by Éditions Yvon Blais, appeared and contains both a peer-reviewed chapter by Professor Wilkinson ("Health Personal Data Protection and Data Exclusivity") and another by her Western Law doctoral student Darinka Tomic ("Challenging Intellectual Property").

  • October 2019 – Professor Valerie Oosterveld presented ‘Gender and International Humanitarian Law: Current Issues’ on a panel at the Canadian Council on International Law conference in Ottawa. She also served as a discussant for keynote speaker Professor Payam Akhavan.

  • October 2019 - Professor Thomas Telfer was an invited speaker at the Federation of Law Societies of Canada Annual Conference in St. John's. His talk was entitled, "Mindfulness and the Legal Profession"

  • August 2019 - Professor Margaret Ann Wilkinson presented "To Monopolize or Not to Monopolize: IP in the Age of Data" and spoke on a panel about “The Role of Libraries and Repositories in IP Education and Research” at the Congress of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property [ATRIP] in Nashville, Tennessee.

  • August 2019 – Professor Valerie Oosterveld published “The Construction of Gender in Child Soldiering in the Special Court for Sierra Leone” in Mark A. Drumbl and Jastine C. Barrett eds), Research Handbook on Child Soldiers (Elgar Publishers)

  • July 2019 - Professor Tom Telfer co-edited the casebook, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law in Canada: Cases, Materials, and Problems (Irwin Law), with Stephanie Ben-Ishai.  

  • July 2019 - Professor Erika Chamberlain co-authored “When Should Casinos Owe a Duty of Care Toward Their Patrons?” in the Alberta Law Review.

  • June 2019 - Professor Tom Telfer presented, "The Zero Suicide Initiative" at the National Health Leadership Conference in Toronto.