Past Annual Conferences

12th Annual Law Conference

The Review will soon be accepting submissions for the Canadian Law Student Conference.

We will accept original articles and comments on recent cases or legislation.

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.

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11th Annual Law Conference

Thank you to this year’s panelists, moderators, volunteers and attendees! The 11th Annual Canadian Law Student Conference was a great success.

10th Annual Law Conference

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

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See you next year!

 

9th Annual Law Conference

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Thank you to all of our panelists, moderators, volunteers and attendees! The 9th Annual Canadian Law Student Conference was a great success.

On March 17 & 18, 2016, the Windsor Review of Legal & Social Issues hosted the the 9th Annual Canadian Law Student Conference, welcoming student presenters from across the country.

Congratulations to our award winners!

JSD Tory Writing Awards (II)

Presented to the authors whose papers submitted to the Conference are best suited for publication in the Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues. These papers will be considered for publication in volume 38.

Carson Falk (University of Manitoba)  and  Elsa Michel (University of Ottawa)

Conference – Best Presenter
For best overall presentation by a student at the Canadian Law Student Conference.

Chenyang Li (University of Western Ontario)

Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues Prize
Presented to a student registered with any faculty at the University of Windsor.

Clare Hopkins (Windsor Law)

You can view the final program here: LawCon 9 Program.

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8th Annual Law Conference

Thank you to all panellists, moderators, attendees, and volunteers! The 8th Annual Conference was a great success. 

On March 12-13, 2015, the Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues hosted the 8th Annual Canadian Law Student Conference. This year’s Conference welcomed student presenters from Victoria, Alberta, Calgary, Manitoba, UNB, McGill, Ottawa, Osgoode, Queen’s and Windsor.

Chris Bentley, Executive Director of the Ryerson LPP and former Attorney General of Ontario, gave the keynote address, discussing the LPP, student engagement, and legal education.

Congratulations to our award winners!

JSD Tory Writing Awards (II)

Presented to the authors whose papers submitted t the Conference are best suited for publication in the Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues. These papers will be considered for publication in volume 37.

Amy Barrington (UNB)  and  Amy Mintah (University of Ottawa)

Conference – Best Presenter
For best overall presentation by a student at the Canadian Law Student Conference.

Reem Zaia (University of Ottawa)

Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues Prize
Presented to a student registered with any faculty at the University of Windsor.

Colin Wood (Windsor Law)

The final program is available here.