Faculty research

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Kristin Thomasen: Robots, Regulation, and the Changing Nature of Public Spaces
Robots are an increasingly common feature in North American public spaces. From regulations permitting broader drone use in public airspace and autonomous vehicle testing on...
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Pascale Chapdelaine: Graffiti, Street Art, Walls, and the Public in Canadian Copyright Law
In Enrico Bonadio, ed., The Cambridge Handbook of Copyright in Street Art and Graffiti (Cambridge University Press, 2019). This book chapter offers a novel contribution to...
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Anneke Smit and Terra Duchene guest column in Windsor Star: need for city auditor-general
We tried to understand why there were so many candidates (roughly half of all registered in ward races) calling for an AG for Windsor, while...
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Laverne Jacobs: ‘Humanizing’ Disability Law
This paper examines one of the most recent and widespread cases of consultation to occur in the development of lawmaking in Canada: citizen participation in...
Public Interest, Private Property by Anneke Smit and Marcia Valiante
Anneke Smit and Marcia Valiante, eds.: Public Interest, Private Property: Law and Planning Policy in Canada
At a time when pollution, urban sprawl, and condo booms are leading municipal governments to adopt prescriptive laws and regulations, this book lays the groundwork...
Public Interest, Private Property by Anneke Smit and Marcia Valiante
Anneke Smit: Making Up for the Loss of ‘Home’
This chapter, which considers the adequacy of compensation provisions in Canadian expropriation law from a socio-legal perspective, appears in Anneke Smit and Marcia Valiante, eds.,...
Public Interest, Private Property by Anneke Smit and Marcia Valiante
Marcia Valiante: In Search of the Public Interest in Ontario Planning Decisions
This chapter considers the multiple “public interests” which run through land use planning decisions in Ontario. It appears in Anneke Smit and Marcia Valiante’s edited...
Anneke Smit co-editor of Onati Socio-Legal Series edition
A dedicated edition of the peer-reviewed journal, the Onati Socio-Legal Series, edited by Professor Emerita Jane Matthews Glenn of McGill University, Professor Anneke Smit of Windsor Law, and...
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Chris Waters: The Rebirth of Bicycling Law?
This article sketches the “law of wheelmen” as it developed in the late 19th century and suggests that, with the renaissance of cycling in North...
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Anneke Smit: Expropriation and the Socio-Economic Status of Neighbourhoods in Canada
Expropriation – the non-consensual taking of privately-owned property by the state in exchange for the payment of compensation – is a widely-used tool of land...
Gemma Smyth: Considering Democracy and ADR
This article addresses diversity-based practice in public collaborative processes. Published in the peer-reviewed Windsor Review of Legal and Social Issues, it critically examines various public...
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Beverly Jacobs: Stolen Sisters report on violence against Indigenous women in Canadian cities
This report, for which Beverly Jacobs was the lead researcher, examines the following factors which, too long neglected, have contributed to a heightened –and unacceptable...