10th Annual

Thank you to all of our panelists, moderators, volunteers and attendees! The 10th Annual Canadian Law Student Conference was a great success.

On March 15&16, 2017, the Windsor Review of Legal & Social Issues hosted the the 10th Annual Canadian Law Student Conference, welcoming presenters from across the country.

Congratulations to the recipients of the Law Con 10 Awards!

JSD Tory Writing Award
This award is presented to each of the two best student submissions. It includes a cash prize of $500. This award is sponsored by the law firm Torys LLP. These papers will be considered for publication in Volume 39.

John Petrella (University of Western Ontario), for his article entitled The Living Tree in Hibernation?: Towards a Canadian Constitutional Right to Health Care

Brendan Cooke (McGill University), for his article entitled Gender ID Law In Canada: The Introduction Of The Self-Determination Principle.


Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues Writing Prize
This award is presented for the best submission by a student from Windsor Law, and includes a $200 cash prize. This award is sponsored by John McLaren, former professor and Dean of Law at Windsor Law.

Samantha Hale (University of Windsor), for her article entitled Ktunaxa Nation and the Need for Judicial Recognition of Indigenous Freedom of Religion.


Canadian Law Student Conference Best Presenter Award 
This is awarded to the best overall presentation by a student author at the conference. It includes a cash prize of $200. Because of the high quality of presentations this year this award was split between two very deserving recipients.

Elspeth Graham (University of Western Ontario), for the presentation of her paper entitled: The Unsustainability Trend: Environmental Rights & the Fashion Industry.

Rabiya Mansoor (University of Toronto), for the presentation of her paper entitled Punishment Before Liability: Charter Applicability to the University Tribunal System.


Canadian Law Student Conference Best Volunteer Award 
This inaugural award is given to a current member of the WRLSI team who has demonstrated above and beyond commitment to the Canadian Law Conference.

Onyinye Ubah, Associate Editor


You can view the final program here: LawCon10-Program


See you next year!





The Canadian Law Student Conference, hosted by the Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues, offers law students the unique opportunity to present their work and receive feedback from faculty and peers.

Monetary awards are presented by the Review to the top two papers, as well as the top paper presented by a Windsor Law student.

In addition, top presenters have the opportunity to be published in the Digital Companion. Exclusively reserved for student work, the Digital Companion features the very best papers presented by law students at the Conference.

This year, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of #LawCon, the Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues will be hosting “An Evening with Madame Justice Cote”, a Judge on the Supreme Court of Canada. The evening will be hosted at the Ambassador Auditorium, from 7pm-10pm. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served, and prizes will be raffled off at the end of the evening.

The Conference itself this year takes March 15-16, 2017, in Windsor, Ontario, at Canterbury College (across from the Law School). Panels will run from 12pm-6pm every day. A dinner for presenters and moderators to relax and mingle occurs the night between the two days of the Conference at a local restaurant, Mario’s on Pelisser.